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Daniel Robert Tota

Real estate Attorney at Yorktown Heights, NY

5.0   38 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 20 years
    Connecticut - CT 20 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Dan is the managing member of his firm where he handles transactional and litigation cases involving real estate, finance, business formations & transfers and landlord & tenant matters.  He lectures at numerous business events on these topics, presents at Pace Law School and is accredited as a continuing education instructor. Dan also has a top AV attorney rating.

Location

Durante, Bock & Tota, PLLC
Yorktown Office Park
2000 Maple Hill Street - Suite 206
Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598-4142

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Posted by Kyle | March 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I have worked with Dan Tota and Al Durante on a number of professional and personal matters over the past few years and have been extremely pleased with their services. Dan has represented me on multiple merger and acquisition deals as both a seller and buyer. His expertise and guidance help me navigate complex and challenging terms, while maintaining my best interests as well as the integrity of the deals at large. I highly recommend this firm and will continue to use them both personally and professionally.
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Posted by Greg | February 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding closing!
We were absolutely thrilled with the work of Albert Durante, Dan Tota, and Amanda Abel during the purchase of our home in April 2017. They helped guide us through every step of the process, clearly explained all our options, and advocated for us from contract through closing. They are a full-service shop, able to work seamlessly with all parties, from the mortgage broker, the bank, the real estate agents, and the title company. These professional relationships developed by Durante, Bock, & Tota saved us both time and money, both values so critical during a closing! We can't recommend DBT strongly enough! Call them today!
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Posted by Melanie | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful real estate attorney
Dan Tota assisted us with the purchase of our first home. He was wonderful to work with thoroughly walking us through the process and answering all our questions along the way. His team was also equally helpful and knowledgeable.
Posted by Janet | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best real estate lawyer there is!
The results from having Dan Tota represent me were nothing short of a miracle! I was really in the worst position in my life when I was given Dan's number. I had signed an agreement with the sellers without a mortgage contingency. I put my life savings down as a deposit and was about to lose it if I couldn't close the deal. Everything was falling apart and the lawyer I was using told me he could no longer help me. Dan worked with me every step of the way in a friendly, kind, and informative manner. He negotiated with the sellers for more time and helped me find the right financing so I could close the deal I could not recommend anyone more highly and because of Dan I am now the very happy owner of my dream home!
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Posted by Lisa and Chris | March 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Dream Team!
My husband and I know nothing about purchasing a home so when the time came we had millions of questions. Dan and his team were nothing short of amazing. They took the time to review all information and explain each step of the process. The seller's lawyer tried having us sign several bizarre contracts and every step of the way Dan continuously guided us against it as well as fight hard to make sure we were protected. Dan and his time are punctual and friendly and I plan to use them again in the future for all my legal needs.
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Posted by Leah S | October 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best of the best!
Dan Tota represented us during the purchase of our first home. He and his firm could not have been more easy to work with, pleasant, on-the-ball and knowledgeable. He truly made us feel at ease during a very stressful time, and took the time to walk us through the process with a confidence that was very reassuring. We would hire Dan again in a heartbeat. Wonderful experience!
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Posted by William Langewiesche | June 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Dan Tota
Daniel Tota represented us on a complex and difficult high-value real estate transaction. He was and is superb. We will be returning to him and his firm for years to come on whatever issue arises. We have been astonished by his competence and integrity. He ranks among the very best attorneys we have ever encountered. His fees are a fraction of his worth.
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Posted by Jessica | February 25, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic communication! Highly recommend!
I met with Dan to review a problematic real estate transaction that I am involved in because my current attorney has been less than responsive. He was extremely professional and thorough even though I was not his client. He met with me for over an hour to review my documentation and discuss my situation until I had a good understanding of what my options were even if I kept my current attorney. I am truly appreciative of the time and patience he had with me and I know I will be hiring him in the near future!
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Posted by Jessica | November 4, 2015
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Professional, Knowledgable, and Efficient
I highly recommend Daniel and his colleagues! They were efficient, well organized, and most important, they were knowledgeable about our specific needs. Everything was explained well and he made sure we understood everything before proceeding. Will use again and again should the need arise!
Posted by Gaby | August 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent laywer
I can't recommend Dan Tota enough. He is really great: communicative, clear, friendly, always available, and very diligent on your behalf. He made the process of buying my first home in the area very straightforward, and not at all stressful. I will recommend Dan without hesitation to everyone I know.
Posted by Mike | May 15, 2015
Leadership and Ownership
My wife and I have very stressful, fast-paced jobs and two kids we are juggling. The stress from our daily lives alone can be enough to drive you insane, let alone adding in purchasing a new home. We needed someone who wasn't just a good attorney, but could take charge of the process, help us manage the multiple actors involved in the transaction, mortgage broker, real estate agent, banks, etc. Dan stepped up and helped own this process in a way that allowed us to lessen our stress. He gave us complete confidence that this transaction was in good hands and that he had our backs. I will use Dan for every legal matter my family ever needs and I have already sent close family and friends to him because I just trust him and his staff to not only be good attorneys, but leaders helping us get through a major event in our lives.
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Posted by Dayna | December 2, 2014
Great experience buying our first home!
My husband and I recently moved back to New York after residing in Los Angeles, CA for 5 years. Once we found the home we wanted to purchase (our first), we were referred to Dan through our real estate agent and are thankful we followed her suggestion. Dan and his staff were friendly, reliable, and extremely knowledgeable. The process of buying a home was always explained clearly and never sugarcoated so we knew what to expect. He and the staff allowed us to ask as many questions as needed and never deterred us from continuing to ask more. We highly recommend him!!
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Posted by Charlie | October 14, 2014
Thank you Dan
Daniel Tota is not only well versed in dealing with all tax related matters but is also able to provide counsel in a variety of other financial, business and family issues. He was very easily accessible at all times and kept me up to date on all matters. He was very knowledgeable and researched current changes in the laws required. He remained professional at all times and worked diligently while representing my case. His staff were also very professional, pleasant and efficient. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Barbara | July 21, 2014
Top notch attorney
Dan represented me in a residential real estate transaction, and he was simply excellent. This was my first home purchase in this area, and Dan walked me through step by step. He has a warm personality and I always felt I could call him with questions, to which he quickly responded. His entire staff was friendly and professional. On closing day I felt secure with him at the table. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Don | March 18, 2014
Excellence in Real Estate Law
I have to echo the many excellent reviews already written about Dan Tota. (Oddly, I had not read any of them, nor researched Dan until after closing this past week, and now I’m not surprised to see the appreciation of other clients.) Dan came highly recommended to us, not by one, but by two distinctly different, and distant , leads in our solicitations to find an attorney that specialized in Westchester County Real Estate. This was the beginning of an excellent experience in buying the house of our dreams. What could have been an arduous, and daunting path to contract, commitment, and closing, was made accessible, understandable, & manageable by Dan and his team. Dan was at all times proactive, sourcing information & vetting every detail as it related to our property & contract so as to leave my partner and I with clarity & confidence in our understanding of all that we were to sign and eventually own. And then at closing, Dan went over every page (prior to our signing each), deriving every number & tying them out, to make sure there wasn’t any line item out of order, and/or in contradiction to what had been understood and documented throughout the process, and then finally to be closed. It bears repeating, Dan left us at all times in the confidence of our own understanding that he caused in being knowledgeable & generous with information, as well as patient with us in our learning. Understanding all that was taking place throughout the process made it a wonderful experience as buying the house of one's dream ought to be. Thank you Dan (and Amanda), it would not have been this definitive & complete without your leadership & guidance.
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Posted by Christopher | March 17, 2014
New Home
Dan Tota & the team demonstrated excellent service, professionalism and a unstoppable manner in leading the closing or our new Home. The attention to detail, follow through and support took the level of Service to the next level! I would highly recommend Daniel Tota and his team. They were a pleasure to work with and ensured the experience was as easy and thorough as possible.
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Posted by Micah | December 24, 2013
Incredible
I was faced with an almost impossible short sale predicament and Dan and his team made it happen. I can't say enough about the team's dedication and Dan's willingness to help in the first place knowing that my situation would be difficult. I was kept in the loop every step of the way and would advise anybody and everybody I know or don't know to use him. Simply the best.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2013
New House Closing
My wife and I recently purchased a home and Dan Tota came recommended for the closing process, Dan and his entire staff were extremely professsional, thorough and courteous. The process of the close went very smooth and I would highly recommend Dan to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by Scott & Cathy | December 9, 2013
New Home
Daniel Tota is an excellent attorney. He took the time and energy to make sure our 1st experience in buying a home was a pleasant one. He made sure we were fully informed and were comfortable with everything we signed. His whole staff was extremely helpful and professional. Its so hard to find someone you know truly cares about you as a client and you can trust to offer you the best advice. Daniel Tota is that guy!
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Posted by Teresa | November 12, 2013
world-class and invested in my issue as if it were his own
You would have had to have had the number of mediocre, bad -- and I'll say it, horrific -- attorneys as I have had in my lifetime to be able to know what you have in Dan. Even the self-proclaimed superstar "best" ones out there could not shine Dan's shoes. In short, I can tell that career wise, at some point he decided to cross every T and dot every I when it comes to courtesy, professionalism, integrity, fair rates, open disclosure and most important of all to me, allowing clients the dignity to sit across the table and be an active, decisive player in their own issue. After all, it is my life and my issue, no? Well, in my experience, most lawyers' eyes would glaze over starting the minute you wrote them that $ check. It seemed as if they already knew what they would or would not do and their job was going to be a) to convince you to do something and/or b) talk you out of what you wanted. My wise dad used to say, doctors and lawyers compensation is set up wrong. For a doctor, he only gets paid if you stay sick; for a lawyer, he only gets paid if you stay in legal trouble. For either one, when your issue is solved, the money stops rolling in. But here's what separates the extraordinary from the mediocre, the bad and the horrific. I think Dan considers it a personal victory -- he was invested in my issue -- to finish the deal, wrap up the drama, get a fair compensation and call it a day. Somehow he figured out that serving people well and honoring the legal profession was a good thing to do, and it's crazy but after all these bad lawyers who acted badly, I finally found a "family" attorney that I now can do proactive things with i.e., my will, things I always wanted to do with my business. All this time i was jealous of folks who said, "I'll ask my attorney" because I could never hope to "have an attorney. I now can say my family has a local world-class attorney who answers every phone call, every e-mail, listens way too generously and masterfully managed my complicated real estate closing at a very reasonable fee. i wrote a book here ... so sorry. It's hard to say in just a few words.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member/Owner
  • Durante, Bock & Tota
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Hartford
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • University of Hartford
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • The DeVito Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Yorktown Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2005 - Present
  • Yorktown Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Attorney Rating (4.9 of 5.0)
  • Martindale-Hubble
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubble
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Appeciation
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • TRID- Six Months Later
  • Banking & Finance
  • 2016
  • Real Estate Primer - Closing the Deal
  • Real Estate
  • 2014
  • RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE: CONTRACT TO CLOSING WITHOUT A HEADACHE
  • Real Estate
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Endorse Daniel
Real estate Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is an exceptionally smart, knowledgeable and hard-working real estate lawyer. He is well-respected in the Northern Westchester legal community. He is also a pleasure to work with."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently had the opportunity to work with Dan on a very difficult short sale transaction in which he represented the seller. Dan was not only pleasant to work with but also very knowledgeable in this area. In addition to the short sale situation, there were other judgments that needed to be taken care of. Dan dealt with these other issues competently and efficiently which despite the difficult nature of this deal facilitated a very smooth closing. I welcome the opportunity to work with Dan again."

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Yorktown Heights Real estate Lawyer Daniel Robert Tota
Daniel Robert Tota
Real estate Attorney
Yorktown Heights, NY
Licensed for 20 years