Real estate seems to have more than its fair share of dishonest dealings, frauds and forgeries. At Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we have seen cases involving family members or business associates trying to forge deeds out of their co-owners' names. We also see predators who look for distressed properties and offer inadequate amounts of money to unsophisticated, distressed homeowners in need of assistance. Unfortunately, there are many people who seem to look for these opportunistic situations.
New York Real Estate Forgery Attorneys
In forgery cases, a number of factors come into play. Since the burden of proving a fraud is higher than in many other civil actions, as most of the case must be proved by clear and convincing evidence, if you do not take the proper steps to prove your case, the outcome can be disastrous. Investigation must be done as to the circumstances surrounding the signature. Oftentimes, handwriting experts must be retained and notary publics questioned along with other relevant witnesses to the transfer.
Pearlman, Apat, Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, is not simply in the real estate litigation business. Our lawyers have also handled thousands of real estate transactions for more than 60 years, and we bring both real estate experience and the litigation skills necessary to prosecute and defend a wide range of real estate cases.
From fraudulent contracts to short sales and other complex legal issues, our law firm can assist you. To discuss your needs with a knowledgeable Queens real estate fraud attorney, contact us by e-mail or call our offices today.