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Real Estate

New Jersey Real Estate Attorneys

The real estate attorneys at Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski have decades of experience advising on and providing representation for all types of commercial real estate and residential real estate matters in New Jersey.

Clients seeking legal representation on commercial, governmental, industrial, and residential real estate matters turn to us because we’re accessible, responsive, and offer an exceptional value. Our flexibility and extensive network of resources, combined with our outstanding problem-solving abilities, enable us to secure the best possible legal outcomes for our clients.

Commercial Real Estate Matters

Whether you’re a seller, developer, investor, purchaser, owner, lessee, landlord, or government entity, our commercial real estate attorneys will work with you to minimize your risks and liabilities by identifying and resolving all potential issues prior to closing. Our extensive due-diligence process ensures your property is fully vetted before you make an offer, while our far-reaching experience enables us to assist you in strategically timing each step in the process and negotiate the best possible financial outcome on your behalf.

Our commercial real estate attorneys also have the knowledge and skill needed to advise clients on a wide range of issues associated with owning and developing commercial real estate. From zoning issues, landlord-tenant disputes, and contractual disagreements to regulatory matters and environmental requirements, we work meticulously to consider and address every legal implication related to your situation.

We represent clients in a wide range of real property transactions, including the following commercial real estate practice areas:

  • Representation of commercial, industrial, and governmental landlords and tenants
  • Drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements and commercial leases
  • Representation of property owners and buyers in the negotiation of purchase, architectural, and construction contracts
  • Representation of borrowers and lenders in connection with financing secured by real property
  • Representation of owners and developers in connection with regulatory issues before various state regulatory bodies
  • Representation of owners and developers in connection with utilities regarding utility pole placement and relocation, the delivery of utility service, and related issues
  • Assistance with debt structuring and restructuring as they relate to real estate
  • Management of the entire borrowing process on behalf of investors and developers
  • Representation of clients seeking zoning-application or site-plan approvals
  • Representation of owners and builders in construction projects

Residential Real Estate Matters

With decades of real estate experience under our belts, we recognize that residential real estate matters are often fraught with big emotions. Whether you’re buying or selling a property, we can assist you.

Our residential real estate services include the following:

  • Representation of homeowners, homebuyers, sellers
  • Representation of residential landlords and tenants
  • Drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements as well as residential leases
  • Representation of property owners and buyers in all aspects of negotiation
  • Representation of borrowers in matters related to the securing of financing

Community Association Matters

Our attorneys have years of knowledge and experience providing counsel to condominium and homeowner associations, cooperatives, and real estate management companies in an array of areas affecting common interest communities.

Our services include:

  • Representing associations and management companies in New Jersey trial and appellate courts in lawsuits involving contractual disputes, resident rights, discrimination claims, rule enforcement, and property damage.
  • Advising associations and management companies on fair housing law and defending claims of violations before the N.J. Division of Civil Rights.
  • Counseling clients on the governing documents of the association, including rules and procedures governing alternative dispute resolution.

Experienced New Jersey Real Estate Attorneys

Our years of experience as both commercial real estate attorneys and residential real estate attorneys gives us a unique perspective and understanding of the industry. We guide our clients through the New Jersey zoning processes, offer legal advice for financing, and take account of any potential risks throughout the entirety of the transaction to maximize the opportunity for success. Call our office our contact us today for a free consultation to get started.

Attorneys You May Be Working With

Lori Ciarrocca Duffy


Lori Ciarrocca Duffy joined Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski in September 2012 , and was named a partner in 2016. Her practice...

Craig A. Domalewski

Managing Partner

Mr. Domalewski is the managing partner of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C. He focuses primarily on complex-dispute...

Charles M Radler Jr.


Mr. Radler, a partner with Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski who joined the firm in 1983, directs the firm’s business-law...

Scott A. Hall


Mr. Hall has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in complex-commercial litigation, insurance-coverage...

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