AREAS OF PRACTICE
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
Our attorneys have guided businesses through complex commercial real estate deals, representing purchasers, sellers, and lenders for over 14 years. Our practice encompasses all matters of development, zoning, construction, purchasing, financing, selling, and leasing of real property. We are well versed in drafting commercial real estate contracts, and dealing with issues involving survey reports, refinancing documents, and title insurance.
Residential Real Estate
Our firm has guided a wide range of clients from first-time homebuyers to large-scale property investors, and we have handled hundreds of residential real estate transactions. Our attorneys will guide you through your real estate transaction from the initial negotiation of contract terms to the closing, and provide a high level of communication throughout the entire process.
Such services include: Assisting with due diligence before the home purchase, drafting or reviewing the sale or purchase agreement, resolving home inspection disputes, identifying and curing title defects.
We work with you and your family to preserve, protect, and transfer the valued assets you have acquired. This is accomplished using Wills and Trusts, as well as careful coordinating of asset ownership and beneficiary designations, giving you peace of mind as you prepare for your family’s future.
Business Organization & Transactions
For years, Finger Lakes business owners have trusted our firm to develop business strategies to sustain growth and mitigate risks. Here at the Cheney Law Firm, we customize business plans which reflect the unique needs of our clients. We draft business formation documents, bylaws, partnership agreements, conduct trade name searches, and prepare other standard business formation documents. The Cheney Law Firm is a reliable source to guide you through every stage of your business.
Landlord Representation & Evictions
New York’s Landlord-Tenant laws are among the most complex in the nation. At the Cheney Law Firm, we help our landlord’s navigate nonpayment proceedings, eviction proceedings, and holdover tenancies. If you are a landlord or considering purchasing tenant-occupied property in the Finger Lakes area, we can help you avoid costly mistakes and enable you to achieve your objectives.
At the Cheney Firm, we have a dedicated team focused solely on litigation issues that face our clients. We coordinate closely with our clients in risk assessment and evaluate threatened or filed lawsuits to determine whether a prompt resolution or dismissal is feasible. Our litigator consults with clients at every step of the way during a lawsuit, always mindful of the underlying business implications and litigation risks.
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