Areas of Practice
Real estate litigation
New York City is a hot bed for real estate. This fast-moving atmosphere can oftentimes lead to disputes. At Anderson, Bowman & Zalewski, we have seen it all and are prepared to tackle any scenario: foreclosure, partition, quiet title, adverse possession, title claims, contract disputes, and the list goes on. We take pride in clearly explaining and navigating the often foggy landscape of New York real estate law and aim to provide resolutions as quick as possible. We know that with real estate, time is money.
Are you struggling with debt, in foreclosure, or being harassed by debt collectors at your job or home? Anderson, Bowman & Zalewski is the solution. Our experienced attorneys can help stop the harassment and get you back your peace of mind. With over 40 years of experience, we've seen almost every bankruptcy issue. Whether its a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, our bankruptcy lawyers are there for you.
business formation and strategy
Starting a business can be a daunting task. All business need to minimize their legal liability and risk. There are questions abound: what business structure do I use? LLC, Corporation, S-Corp, C-Corp, Partnership? Do I need to have a contract with my business partners? What should the agreement say? The process can be so overwhelming that some decide to forgo the process of starting a business entirely. At Anderson, Bowman & Zalewski, we say start that new business; follow your dreams? Our experienced attorneys will walk you through the process of establishing your company, drafting an operating agreement, brand management, lease drafting, and any other transaction work that arises. Should a dispute arise, we also have you covered. So, open your business, we have you covered.
landlord tenant (eviction)
In New York City ,housing court can be a complex and time consuming endeavor. However, be you either a landlord or a tenant, when faced with the prospect of defending or commencing a suit in Housing Court, Anderson, Bowman & Zalewski can handle your needs in an efficient and effective manner.
Demystifying the foreclosure process requires complex knowledge of banking laws, servicing rules, procedural familiarity, and a firm stance. It requires finesse, strategy, and structuring, and, in many ways, empathy. The thought of losing one's property can be terrifying. But it doesn't have to be. Foreclosure banks face a number of uphill battles after the recent housing scare and, in some instances, they are unable to prove their case or follow procedurally requirements. From property investors to struggling homeowners, our lawyers are more than prepared to litigate, no matter the scenario.
REal estate transactions
Purchasing a home or investment property does not have to be stressful. At Anderson, Bowman & Zalewski, our experienced attorneys will guide you through ever step of the process: initial offer, contract of sale drafting and negotiation, financing, title issues, and the closing. There is no reason that buying a home or commercial space needs to be complicated and our attorneys will help you achieve that goal.
If more than one person owns a property, in some instances, they cannot agree on how the property should be managed or sold. If that's the case, the court may need to order the sale. If so, one of the property owners would need to commence a "Partition Action". In a partition action, a referee will calculate the amounts that each party has contributed to the property and issue a report as to how much each side would be entitled in the event of sale. Thereafter, the Court will either order a sale or the parties will agree to sale terms. Partition actions are very effective at quickly resolving disputes between co-owners.
family law and divorce
Family Law requires a delicate balance of patience, persistence, and know-how. A successful case requires creativity and flexibility. Anderson, Bowman & Zalewski PLLC is a full-service matrimonial and family law firm. Our experienced attorneys help you attain your objectives in a broad range of issues, including Divorce, Contested and Uncontested, Annulment, ChildSupport, Maintenance, Custody and Visitation, Relocation, Equitable Distribution, Separation Agreements, Prenuptial Agreements, Orders of Protection, Adoption, Family and Supreme Court, Enforcement and Modification, Grandparents' Rights, and Matrimonial Appeals. We protect families against any case and will fight to get the results needed.
quiet title actions
In New York State, the statute limitations for a mortgage foreclosure action is six years from the date of default. That means, if, after six years, the bank has either not commenced a foreclosure action or recommenced a foreclosure action after a prior dismissal, they may not be able to commence a new claim.
If some of your debt comes from a past due mortgage that has been in default for over six years, you may want to consider a quiet title action. Quiet Title actions, pursuant to Article 15, can, in some instances, remove the mortgage lien from the property. That means, you could, potentially, keep your house and owe much less on it. If you have a property that has either been in foreclosure for many years or has had a foreclosure case dismissed, contact one of our attorneys to discuss a possible quiet title action. It could help you save your home.
Our attorneys have settled numerous quiet title actions and saved our clients millions of dollars in reduced or extinguished mortgages.