Practice Areas

Real Estate

Keane & Beane represents clients in all phases of real estate projects, including due diligence, acquisition, financing, zoning, permits, construction, sale/lease decisions and tax certiorari proceedings.  We cover:

  • Commercial Transactions - We work closely with real estate developers, sellers, purchasers and other property owners/operators in all aspects of real estate acquisition, financing, operation, due diligence and management. We have, for example, handled sales and lease transactions at a number of regional shopping centers and malls, including the South Street Seaport, Stamford Town Centre, Staten Island Mall and the Galleria of White Plains. 

  • Residential Real Estate – We regularly represent purchasers and sellers of single and multi-family residences, cooperatives and condominiums. Our services include negotiation of acquisition terms, preparation and review of contracts, negotiation of financing, preparation and review of financial documents, resolution of title problems (including violations of local ordinances, easements, street rights, original high water line problems with waterfront property and similar issues) and sale, lease and financing closings. 

  • Cooperatives, Condominiums and HOA's – We represent both large and small cooperative apartment corporations, condominiums and HOA's, some for 25 years or more. We provide a full range of services, acting as general counsel and also addressing extraordinary issues including labor and employment practices, contracts, municipal-related matters, environmental issues (including oil spill and asbestos liability issues) and litigation.  We represent tenant groups and sponsors in conversions and new construction. 

Our attorneys are known authorities in this field. For example, Joel Sachs is a past Chair of the Real Estate Section of the New York State Bar Association and is an Adjunct Professor at Pace University School of Law. Nicholas Ward-Willis co-chairs the New York State Bar Association’s Real Property Law Section Committee on Green Real Estate. 

Advantages for Clients

We have deep experience in real estate and can tap related practices, including Business Transactions, Land Development & Zoning, Construction Law and Environmental Law. This combination enables us to represent a client through all phases – planned and unexpected – that a real estate project can take. Our attorneys are known authorities in the real estate law field, much like those at many sophisticated New York City firms, yet are down-to-earth and accessible to both corporate and individual clients.