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Dewitt Clearwell Liu

Real estate Attorney at Livingston, NJ

4.9   14 reviews

also known as Dewitt Liu, Dewitt C. Liu

  • State Years
    New York - NY 15 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dewitt

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Dewitt Liu has represented hundreds of buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate in New Jersey. He has been selected as a 2018 and 2019 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters company. Only the top 2.5% of New Jersey attorneys in their specific area of legal practice are selected for this distinction by their attorney-peers. The “Rising Stars” designation is for “lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.” Furthermore, Dewitt has received ’s “Client’s Choice Award” for 2013 and 2018.

Dewitt has also been invited by the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education to lecture at continuing education seminars for attorneys on the topic of Condominiums, Townhouses, Cooperatives, and Adult Communities.

Before starting his own practice, Dewitt practiced real estate law, employment law, and personal injury law in New York City. He left New York and established his own practice because of a desire to focus solely on real estate law. Dewitt is caring and has an empathetic ear for his clients’ needs. As a homeowner and landlord, Dewitt can easily relate to his clients’ concerns.

Dewitt attended college at the University of Minnesota and earned a law degree at Syracuse University. During law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. Dewitt is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York State. He resides in Northern New Jersey with his wife and children.

Location

Liu Law
184 S. Livingston Ave.
Suite 9-188
Livingston, NJ, 07039

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Bee | December 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pure excellence
Dewitt proved to be the consummate professional. He demonstrated excellent critical thinking skills, always made sure to run things by me before he acted, and carried himself with an internal honor code that would earn the respect of a Victorian knight. If you are looking for a real estate master who truly has your best interest at heart, Dewitt is the man for the job.
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Posted by Matt | November 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Attorney
Dewitt helped me through the process of buying a condo. Thanks to Dewitt, the process went smoothly, he and his team were very organized and patient with us going through a real estate transaction for the first time. I would definitely use them again for a future purchase.
Posted by Robert | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth transactions
Dewitt Liu helped me with the purchase of a commercial property in Bayonne and the subsequent sale months later. Just like the other reviews said, he's professional and gets the job done right. Most recently we hired a lawyer at the broker's suggestion for a property in Great Neck, LI, and that turned out to be a disaster. We had to submit the answers to repetitive questions and he didn't have any logical reasoning ability. We also had shouting matches over the phone. Looking back, I really appreciate what Dewitt had done for me and would not hesitate to hire him for another real estate transaction.
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Posted by Kin | March 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
helped close my purchase of a house, was able to to take care of everything when I was abroad
Posted by Tim | February 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Responsive and highly recommended
Dewitt helped me close on a condo in Jersey City last year. As a first time-homeowner he was very helpful in helping me understand all aspects of the purchase. He was also straightforward and honest when I had particular questions about the process. He was also very responsive to calls and emails and I never had to wait too long before I received a response. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Claire | February 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straightforward and Helpful
Dewitt helped me in the purchasing of a condo in Jersey City - he was helpful and polite, and very responsive.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Responsive
I used Dewitt to purchase a home in 2013. He was very responsive and communicated by email very well, which was a plus for me because I didn't want to be on the call all the time at work. I recently reached out to him again for anther real estate matter. He was honest and suggested that I didn't need a real estate lawyer in this case. He also sent me additional information I needed.
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Posted by Matt | August 5, 2014
A great attorney who knows his stuff
One of the biggest issues with most lawyers these days is that they simply aren't responsive to client calls and emails. Dewitt is the exception to this. Throughout the process of purchasing our commercial investment property, Dewitt promptly responded to all questions we had in a timely and professional manner. He laid out the answers in a way that was easy to understand and didn't veil things in obscure legalese. When any issues arose, Dewitt took care of it. It's just as simple as this: If you need a top-notch real estate attorney, give Dewitt Liu a call.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2013
Great Service. Very Resourceful.
My friend referred me to Dewitt for my closing recently. I have met with three other lawyers before I made up my mind to go with his firm. I really appreciate the fact that he explained to me every detail and he followed through with each of my concerns. Dewitt is a very resourceful attorney and he and his paralegal offer great service. Definitely recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2013
Dewitt make it simple
Dewitt was our attorney when we sold our apartment last year. We were expecting a simple transaction at first but it didn't end up that way. We had to deal with a few post attorney review dramas from the buyer party (some I thought to be unethical) in which Dewitt handled it in a very professional manner for us. We completed the rest of the transaction on time and with no additional hassle from the buyer. I highly recommend Dewitt to anything looking for a good real estate attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2013
I would recommend him
I dealt with many other lawyers but I found Mr. Liu the most sincere... one who never talk down to me and answer all my questions very thoroughly. If you are looking for somebody who is knowledgeable as well as willing to help you he is the one you should go to.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2013
An excellent lawyer!
I had some much trouble with this tenant, I didn't know what to do. I was so glad that I came across with Mr. Liu, who gave me all the advice I needed. He helped me evict a tenant who owed back rent. Finally, I can have a good nights sleep!! Thank you Mr. Liu!
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2013
Extremely Pleased!
We hired Dewitt to review the documents and do the closing for our new home. He was courteous and responsive every time we called and emailed him. Being that this was our first home, we didn't know much about buying real estate. Dewitt put our minds at ease by answering all questions and explaining the process to us in detail. We'll definitely use him again when its time to sell the home later down the road.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2013
Professional & Responsive
We used Dewitt when we purchased our home in 2011. We found him to be professional and extremely responsive.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 5 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-375 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Real Estate Attorney
  • Liu Law
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hot Topics in Residential Real Estate Law
  • Condominiums, Townhouses, Cooperatives, and Adult Communities
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (15)
Endorse Dewitt
Litigation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was involved in a serious six figure matter and needed assistance on short notice. I was referred to Dewitt by a paralegal at a major NJ law firm. She advised that Dewitt could assist, and he did. I highly recommend Dewitt."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Dewitt. Dewitt is a diligent and skillful professional whose dedication and commitment to his clients is unsurpassed. His sole focus in the area of real estate law allows him to expertly address and advise his clients on any and all aspects of real estate such as residential sales, commercial sales, land-lord tenant issues, zoning, and property tax assessments. I highly recommend this attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Mr. Liu. I found him to be very responsive; he always returned calls and emails the same day. His work product was always done right the first time and he always had it completed well ahead of schedule. He was very personable and it was obvious that he had a good relationship with his clients. He's a lawyer who obviously enjoys what he does and it showed."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Liu is an exemplary attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. Hiring him might very well be the best decision that you have ever made. His answers on Avvo are perfect. I have practiced for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney and he is one of the best I have encountered."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Mr. Liu. His work ethic and his dedication to fast, efficient and thorough representation is second to none. Mr. Liu is very meticulous and well spoken and clients feel comfortable having Mr. Liu represent them on their matters."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dewitt is a hard working meticulous lawyer who will personably and professionally work on your case."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dewitt is an outstanding attorney and an all-around great guy. I have referred several matters to him, and have had the opportunity to observe him working with clients. He works hard to ensure that his clients are satisfied, and remains calm and collected even in difficult situations. He is extremely professional and personable."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dewitt is a very intelligent, hardworking attorney with extensive experience in the real estate law area. If you are looking for a personable and professional attorney, Dewitt will be the right choice for you. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am honored to give Dewitt Liu my endorsement. I strongly believe Dewitt to be an excellent attorney and committed to help his clients with all their Real Estate needs. Dewitt is compassionate and vigilant in his representation. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a skilled Real Estate attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Dewitt. He practices excellent work ethic overall - providing attention to detail in client matters and reliable performance when working with team members. As such, Dewitt is engaged, well-prepared and performs extremely well in both client and administrative environments"
Real estate Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because of his professionalism and attention to detail in his legal work. He is committed to serving his clients with prompt follow-up and clarity. A+"
Real estate Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse Dewitt as someone who truly knows his real estate law. He excels in both the litigation and transactional aspects of his field. He is a diligent, professional, and client-focused attorney who is very effective at helping his clients find success in the legal process. I highly recommend him."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Friend
"When it comes to real estate transactions, it is vitally important to have competent, knowledgeable legal counsel. Dewitt Liu is an excellent and dedicated practitioner with a deep understanding of all aspects of real estate law. I strongly endorse and recommend the Liu Law Office."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Friend
"Having had the opportunity to attend Syracuse Univserity College of Law with Mr. Liu, I have first hand experience to his passion for the law, dedication to detail, and hard work ethic. I have nothing but confidence that the legal representation he provides to clients meets the highest of standards. Simply put, he knows what he is doing. James S. Abrenio"
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Livingston Real estate Lawyer Dewitt Clearwell Liu
Dewitt Clearwell Liu
Real estate Attorney
Livingston, NJ
Licensed for 15 years
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