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Louis Michael Petralia

Real estate Attorney at White Plains, NY

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About Louis

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Licensed for 42 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1980
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Louis

Louis M Petralia Esq
222 Mamaroneck Ave Ste 202
White Plains, NY, 10605-1316

Reviews

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Posted by Jasmaine | February 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert in Co-op Purchases and First Time Home Buyers!!
As a first time home buyer, trying to navigate purchasing a co-op in New York, Louis was crucial in informing me about all the nuances and deciphering all the legal jargon to help me feel comfortable along the process. Although it was a long road to get to closing, Lou stayed patient and helped keep me calm even though I'm certainly prone to freaking out about everything. I can't thank Lou enough for handling everything pre, during, and after the whole co-op purchase process! It really made all the difference in making my first real estate purchase a positive experience.
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Posted by David | April 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Louis Petralia
Louis Petralia has been my family’s lawyer for several decades. He is highly competent, thorough, approachable, responsive and has always had our best interest in mind. He has handled everything from real estate closings to wills, powers of attorney and estates. Having him as my family’s attorney gives me a great deal of comfort and piece of mind.
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Posted by Valerie | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Lou Petralia is a smart, talented and honest lawyer. Driven by integrity and the priority of ensuring he protects his clients, he will be candid with you all the while offering expert legal counsel. Lou has helped our family through many legal matters, estate matters, purchase of a new home, selling of an apartment and much more. We would have been lost without Lou’s guidance and expertise. In addition, if Lou is not an expert in a legal matter, he will point you in the right direction. Never leaving you to fend for yourself, he will introduce you to credible and trustworthy resources to help you with any matters you or your family are navigating. We are grateful to have found Lou and we hope he never retires !
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great legal representation
Lou is very experienced and detail oriented attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable and an advocate for his clients going above and beyond in every transaction. He always returns phone calls and treats his clients on a very personal level.
Posted by Carmelo | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Attorney
I have used Lou as my bank's closing attorney for over 20 years now and I could not recommend any other attorney more highly. He is the best in doing contracts, leases and going over the due diligence of a Co-Op transaction - whether selling or buying! The more complicated the transaction is - the more reason you need him on your side! ... Simply the Best!
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Posted by Harrison | March 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client for life
Repeat client. I have used Lou since 2001. Lou is very professional. Very little small talk and all business. Blunt and to the point. Have recommended him to family and friends. I’m very pleased with the results and services. Lou you are awesome!
Posted by Tracy and Matt | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lou is our longtime family attorney
Lou has been our lawyer for 14 years. In that time we have benefited from his wide range of knowledge. He has worked with us on real estate closings, grieving taxes, landlord tenant disputes, and writing our wills. His relaxed and welcoming demeanor is always comforting. We feel confident in his hands and are happy that we can continue to rely on him. He values his relationships with his clients, and has always treated us like family.
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Posted by Gina | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lou is by far the best attorney I've ever dealt with
I first met Lou when he was teaching a real estate course I was attending. A year after meeting him, I was in the process of purchasing my first home, I did not hesitate to contact Lou to represent me in my real estate transaction. I'm so grateful he was on my team. He was extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and was always available to answer my questions throughout the entire transaction. I'm now a licensed real estate salesperson and I recommend him to all my clients. After speaking with him, they all have hired him as well, without hesitation. Lou's passionate about what he does, knows what he's doing, and does it with a smile.
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Posted by Scott | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have been using Lou for years now & I refer all my clients to him.
I am a loan officer for a national lender, and there isn't anything more frustrating than dealing with an attorney that "dabbles" in real estate. Since the initiation of the Dodd Frank Law, it is so important for a client to use a seasoned real estate attorney. If you are looking for no-nonsense advise and one of the most professional real estate attorneys in Westchester County, I would certainly encourage you to speak to Lou.
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Posted by Brian | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Trustworthy, Dependable, and Professional
My wife and I were in need of an attorney when purchasing our first home. I spoke to a few attorneys, but Lou came via way of a good friend. Lou came across as fair but firm, knowledgeable, and experienced. My wife and I knew he would get the job done and he was the type of person we needed to help us close on our first home. Lou was extremely professional, responsive at all hours of the day and even on weekends, more than patient with our many questions, and meticulous and thorough as he guided us through the closing process. Everything went smoothly -- much smoother than we ever could have expected for our first home purchase -- and we couldn't be happier. Lou has continued to be a valuable resource for me and my wife and is someone I will keep in my contacts for years to come. Thank you, Lou!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Sloans Supermarkets
  • 1984 - 1987

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Voted by peers as a Top Lawyer in Real Estate in Hudson Valley
  • Hudson Valley Magazine
  • 2021
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Affliliate of the Year
  • Westchester County Board of Realtors
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Judicial Title Insurance Agency, Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Dodd Frank and the Death of HUD-1, Meet the New Integrated Disclosure Documents
  • 2015
  • Benchmark Title Agency Continuing Legal Education Seminaro
  • Dodd Frank and the New Integrated Disclosures
  • 2015
  • Pace University School of Law, CLE Seminary
  • Due Diligence and Disclosures in Mortgage Loan Originations Under Dodd Frank
  • 2014
  • Pace University School of Law, Center for Continuing Legal Education
  • Negotiating the Commercial Lease: A Tenant's Perspective
  • 2014
  • Benchmark Title Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Due Diligence in Coop Transactions
  • 2009
  • Westchester County Board of Realtors Annual Meeting
  • "Short Sales, A New Sales Opportunity
  • 2007
  • Real Estate Financing, Pace Law School, Continuing Legal Education
  • Real Estate Finance Transactions
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Louis
Real estate Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Lou on many matters over the last 20 years. He is an excellent attorney who is very detail oriented and always strives to represent his clients to the fullest. It is without hesitation that I would recommend Lou."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked together with Louis Petralia, and also as his opposing counsel, I can say that Louis Petralia navigates the particulars of each case with integrity and the wisdom of experience. He is very knowledgeable and a strong advocate for his clients -- which is why they come back to him time and again."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an honest attorney and a leader in real estate law."