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Christopher Harold Otterbeck

Real estate Attorney at Staten Island, NY

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 18 years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Residential and commercial closings in New York and New Jersey; Representation of lenders in mortgage transactions; preparation and negotiation of leases; representation of homeowners associations and condominiums

    18 years

  2. Landlord or tenant
    Representation of commercial and residential landlords and tenants.

    18 years

  3. Estate planning

    18 years

  4. Probate
    It may be necessary to probate or administer an estate, and its assets, upon someone's death. Probate or administration proceedings occur in the Surrogate's Court of the County of the decedent's domicile at the time of death. Either proceeding involves a rather detailed process and filings in the Surrogate's Court.

    18 years

Christopher H. Otterbeck, Esq. graduated from St. John's University in 2001. He received his Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School in 2004. 

Christopher is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey.  He specializes in real estate transactions, the representation of homeowners associations and condominiums, landlord and tenant matters, probate and administration proceedings and in the representation of lenders in real estate transactions. 

Christopher H. Otterbeck has been a member of the Richmond County, New York State and American Bar Associations since 2004.  He is also a member of the New Jersey Bar Association. 

He is an active member of the Staten Island Economic Development Corp.'s Business Council and the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.

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The Otterbeck Law Firm
939 Huguenot Avenue
Staten Island, NY, 10312


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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Avi | May 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very responsive and ensured I understood what is going on
I used the Otterbeck law firm for both my selling of my home in NY and buying of my new home in NJ. Chris was very responsive to my initial contact with him and gave me the lay of the land of what to expect. He was honest in regards to what is doable and gave me advice to ensure my sale goes through. He did everything I asked of him and I walked away from both deals very happy. I appreciated someone who took the time to explain the process to me and took my input into consideration. I highly recommend the team at Otterbeck law firm.
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Posted by Denise | February 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional lawyer
Chris Otterbeck is a highly skilled and thorough attorney. I have utilized his services recently for a home sale and purchase. I highly recommend him to navigate you through the unexpected challenges of buying and selling a home.
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2015
Professional, knowledgeable and Efficient
I was looking to open up a small business and was referred to Christopher Otterbeck by a colleague. He offered a variety of suggestions that fit my needs. His professionalism surpassed my expectations and was extremely satisfied with his efficiency. Going forward I plan to us Christopher Otterbeck for both business and real estate related services.
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Posted by Joe | April 6, 2015
Great Home Buying Experience...
Chris represented me on the purchase of a New Jersey home in 2013. As this was my first home purchase, I required a greater level of attention than most clients and Chris was always incredibly responsive and willing to explain each step of the process in detail. Our particular purchase involved several challenging legal situations and unique personalities to manage, which Chris handled with great confidence and professionalism. He was particularly skilled at foreseeing and solving potential issues promptly to ensure they did not become major roadblocks. I will use Chris's services in the future and strongly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Lenore | March 25, 2015
Real Estate and tenant law experience
Christopher Otterbeck is professional and very responsive. He understands and implements all my concerns. Many lawyers ignore their clients, Chris always calls back. I plan to review and make changes to my will very shortly with Otterbeck Law Firm.
Posted by Jared | March 23, 2015
Highly Recommended Attorney
I hired Mr. Otterbeck to assist me in the purchase of a home. I required full guidance through the home purchase process, as it was my first ever home purchase. Mr. Otterbeck was very knowledgeable, understanding, helpful and professional throughout the process. His knowledge about real estate law was impressive and made the experience very comfortable for me. He was prompt in returning phone calls and never once did I regret my decision to use his services. I have recommended his firm to my family and close friends and will look to use his services in the future.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Otterbeck Law Firm
  • 2004 - Present


  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004


  • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Young Professionals Council
  • 2014 - Present
  • Staten Island Economic and Development Corporation
  • Business Council
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 31 Future People of Influence
  • Staten Island Economic Development Corp
  • 2015
  • Top 20 Under 40
  • Staten Island Economic Development Corporation
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse Christopher
Real estate Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is an experienced and exceptional attorney, who will ensure that your real estate purchase will go smoothly."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Otterbeck is a highly skilled lawyer who is an asset to the legal community I highly endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is my go to guy for NY Real Estate. Very knowledgeable & personal."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an experienced and exceptional attorney. I endorse him for his work ethic, depth of knowledge, and history of great service to his clients in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer for all your Real Estate needs. Chris is very knowledgable at all types of Real Estate transactions and always makes sure your closing goes smoothly."
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Staten Island Real estate Lawyer Christopher Harold Otterbeck
Christopher Harold Otterbeck
Real estate Attorney
Staten Island, NY
Licensed for 18 years