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Melissa Suarez

Real estate Attorney at Englewood Cliffs, NJ

4.8   45 reviews

About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

The Law Office of M. Suarez, LLC is an intimate bilingual office, that prides itself in outstanding customer service. 

 

We offer a broad spectrum of legal services in the following practice areas: commercial and residential real estate transactions and related litigation, estate planning, business law, and matrimonial law.

 

With offices in Englewood Cliffs and Ridgewood,New Jersey, we are capable of tailoring our services to represent individuals, small to mid-size companies, and larger corporations. The firm represents clients in transactional matters, mergers, claims before federal and state courts, and various administrative agencies. 

 

We are also devoted to working with clients in developing and implementing effective policies and procedures relating to compliance, labor, and employment law

 

Ms. Suarez has experience in a variety of transactional matters including: the purchase and sale of commercial and residential properties including cooperatives, condominiums, and residential dwellings; the development of residential dwellings; negotiation of lease agreements; condemnation proceedings, representing both the condemning authority and private land owners; purchase of franchise; sale of business; and bulk transfer of business assets.

 

Ms. Suarez has been involved in a variety of commercial and employment litigation matters including defending various state and federal employment discrimination claims, and enforcement of restrictive covenants. 

 

Ms. Suarez received her Juris Doctorate degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Ms. Suarez conducted her undergraduate studies at KeanUniversity, from which she received a B.A. degree, cum laude.  

Ms. Suarez is admitted to practice inNew JerseyandNew York, and the U.S. District Court, Districts of New Jersey and Southern District of New York. 

 

Ms. Suarez was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the New Jersey District IIB Attorney Ethics Committee, for a four year term from 2007 - 2011. 


Ms. Suarez is a member of the New York Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, and Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.


Ms. Suarez is also a member of the Bergen County Bar Association, and a member of various committees including its Real Property Committee, Labor Law Committee, and Municipal Law Committee.

 

Ms. Suarez is fluent in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 22 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/05/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/06/2022

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

Contact Melissa

Law Office of M. Suarez, LLC
473 Sylvan Avenue
Second Floor
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632-2700
Melissa Suarez
PO Box 5124
Ridgewood, NJ, 07450
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  45 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2021
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Look no further professionalism you can trust!
I cannot say enough about Ms. Suarez. My wife and I were looking for someone to help with the sale of our house that would be professional and not take us for fools. I say this because from my experience with other real estate attorneys there are always “hidden fees” not mentioning names but when we purchased the house we went with an attorney who gave us a “good price”. At the closing table we were paying for extra copies/document fess etc we felt like we were dealing with a car salesman and not a professional. We will be working on our estate planning and the closing of our new house with Ms. Suarez no need to look any further. Professionalism at its best.
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Posted by sandee | March 8, 2021
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The best Real Estate Lawyer Ever !!!
I can not say enough about my experience with Melissa Suarez and her team in working closely with me on the sale of my apartment. She worked with me as she would her own family. There is no 9-5 with this person, she is there whenever -via email or voicemail. Consider yourself lucky to have her on your side.
Posted by Vanessa | August 4, 2020
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The Real Estate Attorney You Need!!
Melissa was amazing guiding us and being our voice through our first home ownership. She and her team were responsive, thorough, knowledgeable and took ownership of all communication during the contract process. Melissa pushed and pulled, and the results speak for itself, we got our home and loving it! I would absolutely recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a real estate attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2020
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Great service
I must admit that working with Melissa Suarez made our lives easier. She provided legal assistance to me during a divorce and also for the closing of our house. Melissa is very attentive to her customers needs and she is extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend Melissa to anyone who is looking for a professional, dedicated and enthusiastic attorney.
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Posted by Viviane | May 15, 2020
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Excellent Service
We’ve used Melissa for 4 closings and couldn’t have been happier! Her staff is professional and responsive to any questions or concerns. Melissa is quick to explain and educate and always keeps our interests in mind. Her practical wisdom has saved us money and time in the past and helped to make these deals seamless and easy. Her rates are fair and a value for the access and availability she provides. Would definitely recommend her service.
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Posted by Horatio | May 14, 2020
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Great Job
It has been a month that we closed on our house we only have great wonderful things to say about Ms. Suarez despise the situation that we are all going thru with this Pandemic she resolved all the issues and was a great success, she is a great communicator, thanks to her work knowledge ability and professionalism.
Posted by Juan O | May 13, 2020
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Real Estate transaction
have used Melissa for multiple closing over the last 5 years and her professionalism and attention to detail sets her apart from others in that field. One of the properties had a flood zone issue and her staff helped in the remediation between the two parties. Thanks for getting the transactions done seamless and with minimal work from my end. Will use her and her team for any real estate transaction I have in the future.
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Posted by Andres | May 12, 2020
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Very diligent and savvy attorney
I had Melissa as my attorney on two separate occasions. On the closing of a property and the second time on a civil legal matter. If you're looking for a law savvy level headed and tough attorney, look no further.
Posted by Diana | May 12, 2020
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Great Counsel, smooth Process
Melissa Suarez is an excellent attorney. I've had the pleasure of working with Melissa on two separate occasions. She provided legal assistance to me during a divorce and also for a real estate transaction. Melissa is very attentive to her customers' needs, and she is extremely knowledgeable. Even more important than her legal competence, is her wonderful disposition. She put me at ease. Lastly, I'd like to point at that Melissa is fluent in Spanish and English. Although I speak English fluently, my native language is Spanish. I found it easier to discuss complex topics in my native tongue. If I'm in need of legal assistance in the future, I would not hesitate to hire Melissa again.
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Posted by Sean | May 12, 2020
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Professional and knowledgeable
I have worked with Melissa on many closings and real estate transactions. Quite simply I would trust noone else! I do not live in NJ and travel often so rely totally on Melissa to ensure my business dealings are tansacted professionally and efficiently. Do not look further for your needs!
Posted by Elizabeth | May 1, 2020
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Great lawyer
This is the second time I work with Melissa. I’m very satisfied with her work ethic and professionalism. I would highly recommend her to friends and family members.
Posted by Brenda | January 22, 2020
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Best lawyer for buy a house
I would like to thank Melissa and her staff in handling my first time buy a house... her and her staff very polite and professional. She responded on every mail and text that I had questions and concerns about those documents I got answer... She explain to me page by page all things that I have to know before sigh... It was very easy nothing about stress, because Melissa helped Me to negotiation to the seller and prepare all documents before closing, again thank you and I highly recommend Melissa and her firm..
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Posted by Harry | January 20, 2020
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If you need a great real estate lawyer.....
Melissa Suarez is your answer! We hired Melissa for two separate transaction; one to buy a condo and teh simultaneous sale of our house. The purchase of the condo was particularly arduous due to some extreme unprofessional behavior from teh other side of the table. Melissa remained professional throughout and frankly her counsel kept us from cancelling the deal all together. Additionally, her knowledge of the legal process and constant support and accessibility made the process much easier than it could have been. Annie and the rest of her team are great to deal with as well. All in all, highly recommend Melissa and her staff. You won't regret hiring her - a real estate transaction is often fraught with stress and emotional highs and lows. Having a great real estate attorney such as Melissa and her staff will help reduce some of those lows!
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Posted by Jason | January 17, 2020
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Great to work with
Melissa not only helped me close on my house with great communication and patience, but was also available to answer other questions regarding a different matter two years later. Awesome personality, great communicator and very helpful. Highly recommend.
Posted by Nolan | January 15, 2020
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First time home buyer
Melissa walked me through all the processes and helped me with everything. I was worried going into it and she answered every question I had and assured me that we would be able to do this together. Melissa and her team always got back to me in a timely mater and was extremely helpful.
Posted by Breana | January 13, 2020
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Wonderful experience
I had a wonderful home-buying experience. Melissa was helpful and patient, ensuring I understood every step along the way. And her staff was attentive and friendly.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2020
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Very happy experience
Melissa was very professional and always available for questions, Office staff was knowledgeable and pleasant. The whole team made my process very smooth and on time. It was a pleasurable experience. I would definitely recommend her and if I ever buy or sell another home use her again.
Posted by Hastin | January 9, 2020
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Knowledgeable and professional real estate attorney with exceptional service
We are real estate investors, and we've used the services of Melissa Suarez for five years now for multiple closings. I've also referred to them to a couple of my investor friends. Melissa, as well as her team, are very knowledgeable and professional. Our deals are more complex than average, and often time-consuming. Nevertheless, they are always very patient and flexible. They go out of their way to ensure good customer service. For instance, in our last closing, considering that our rate lock was expiring, she accommodated the closing (even though she was out of office on that day) to ensure we don't incur a loss. She is also good at negotiations, and helped us save thousands of dollars. The office staff is courteous and friendly. Most of our correspondence is on email, nevertheless whenever required, one can always reach Melissa on phone for live consultation.
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Posted by Beatriz | January 9, 2020
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Best Lawyer
I have been using the services of Melissa Suarez for the last 2 years. I have used other lawyers in the past and have never been as satisfied as I am with Melissa. They are always there to answer any questions and will respond to your emails right away. The closing process of the houses is always done efficiently, painlessly and in a timely matter. I can't say enough of Melissa and her staff.
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Posted by Regi | February 25, 2019
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Purchase of Shortsale property
We hired Melissa Suarez to represent us in buying a short sale property. We are truly pleased and satisfied with the services provided. She is an experienced and competent attorney who made the process lot less stressful and got us to a timely closing. We will definitely hire Melissa again in the future and are planning to refer her to friends and family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA
  • 2014 - Present
  • Solo practitioner
  • Law Office of M. Suarez, LLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Fischer, Porter, Thomas and Reinfeld
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Jackson Lewis, LLP
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Schepisi & McLaughlin, PA
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Assistant Vice President- Legal Affairs
  • Servicio UniTeller, Inc
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Assistant In- House Counsel
  • Tiger Schulmann's Karate
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Kean University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 1996

Associations

  • Weichert Realtors, Tenafly Office
  • Attorney Mentor
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Banking and Business Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Creditor/Debtor Relations Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Labor Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Weichert Realtors- Alpine/Closter Office
  • Attorney Mentor
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Supreme Court District Ethics Committee (Bergen)
  • Chair Member
  • 2007 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Meritorious Public Service
  • Supreme Court District Ethics Committee
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Bergen County Homeownership Fair
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • 2009
  • Bergen County Homeownership Fair
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • 2008
  • Bergen County Homeownership Fair
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • 2007
  • NY State Society of CPAs Conference
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Melissa
Real estate Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Melissa and I have worked on matters together in the past. She is diligent, through, and precise. She is a client's best asset."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Suarez for many years. She is an experienced attorney, zealous advocate and ethical practitioner."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with Melissa in the past, I can attest to her first-rate abilities as a real estate attorney. Needless to say, I look forward to working with her on future transactions."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melisa Suarez is a great attorney! We have worked together on numerous occasions and not only is she extremely knowledgeable but she also cares about her clients to the extreme."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Melissa Suarez on numerous occasions. Her legal arguments are well thought out, intelligent and too the point. She gets things done without delay. I highly recommend her."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Suarez is an excellent attorney who represents her clients in a professional manner with a primary focus on the needs of each individual client. It has always been a pleasure dealing with her office."
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