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Peter Klose

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Nyack, NY

4.7   35 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    as a last resort, litigation and lawsuits are necessary. Peter Klose will analyze the strengths and weaknesses and give you the chance to make your own decisions.

    30 years

  2. Real estate
    Peter Klose has more than 20 years in land use, real estate transactions, and all aspects of real estate utilization.

    30 years

  3. Business
    Klose & Assoc. represents all types of small businesses in transactions, litigation and everyday legal matters

    30 years

  4. Ethics and professional responsibility
    Legal malpractice, claims against lawyers, and all other types of problems involving the legal profession.

    30 years

  5. Personal injury
    serious word of mouth referrals only.

    30 years

  6. Land use and zoning
    as chairman of a local planning board and real estate attorney, Peter Klose understands the process and the procedure

    30 years

  7. Probate
    Peter Klose and Klose and Associates handles probate matters in various counties.

    25 years

  8. Trademark application
    small businesses turn to Peter Klose and his team to review and file trademark applications.

    30 years

Peter has a diverse practice area, including real estate litigation, real estate transactions, professional malpractice (legal malpractice, accountant malpractice, and medical malpractice), business law , copyrights and trademarks, personal injury, insurance law, and wills and probate matters. He has represented individuals and companies in negotiating purchase and sale agreements for franchises and other businesses; has defended adverse possession litigation (seeking possession of real estate); has defended and prosecuted professional malpractice actions, including legal malpractice; has represented clients in condominium board litigation; and has handled various types of commercial and construction litigation cases. Peter’s litigation matters also have also included complex appeals, including appeals to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.

Contact Peter

Klose & Associates
99 Main Street
Nyack, NY, 10960


4.7 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
Posted by Christopher Hely | November 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done
Peter is a fantastic attorney and an even better person. He is thoughtful, diligent and hardworking. He helped us fight a greedy builder by working through our town’s planning and zoning boards to stop a monstrosity being built next to our primary residence. And he did so with a tact and grace that he was then able to then help us buy that same property at a significant percentage discount over asking price. Unlike me, he didn’t get angry or take it personal in fighting a multi-year battle against the developer, who routinely lied to our town. He brought in zoning experts, an engineer and an architect to sway the town’s Zoning department and see fit that the developers project fail with multiple variance violations - he did so with an assertive grace that blew my wife and I away! Trust me; I’m cheap but I even told Peter he didn’t charge us enough for his great work. I’m now happy to call Peter a friend and genuinely can’t say good enough things about him. When we needed someone to have our back, Peter came through in a big way for our family, and for the historical integrity of our little community.
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Response from Peter Klose November 21, 2019
Chris, you are too kind. Thanks Peter
Posted by Maria | August 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A warrior
Peter is prompt and communicative. I worked with him on three different transactions/deals within 3 months time (he worked with accuracy and professionalism). He plans for the future and thoroughly prepared for any outcome of my cases. His advice was most appreciated with a transaction that I had to walk away from. I felt invincible with him by my side for my other deals. Without a doubt, I will choose Klose & Associates again.
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Posted by Nelli | March 31, 2018
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Home purchase
Peter helped us with our home purchase. He is very professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and easy to work with. I highly recommend Peter's legal services!
Posted by Eileen | February 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely satisfied. Very Responsive and easy to work with. Handled time sensitive situation quickly and professionally. Great communication and a rapid, positive resolution. Will definitely be returning with future legal needs.
Posted by Andi M. | November 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Peter was very helpful through the entire closing process and it felt like he had our back the entire time. Thank you Peter!
Posted by Jody | July 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Second to none!
Klose & Associates were among a few legal teams referred through our legal plan. My husband and I are extremely pleased with our decision to hire Peter Klose as our closing attorney. Everything surrounding the sale of our home was stressful, yet Peter's keen knowledge of real estate in the area put us at ease. He was accessible by phone and email. His email responses were timely and insightful. Peter always returned missed calls and if we ever caught him off guard, he was always quick to shift gears to our case. We felt as though Peter was genuinely looking out for us - it was like we had hired family. Words can't express how much we truly appreciated the guidance and expertise of Klose & Associates. Without a doubt, Peter Klose is second to none and we will definitely seek his services again if we ever need.
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Posted by Thomas | March 28, 2017
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The Best!
Having a superb lawyer makes all the difference in the world. To us, Peter Klose is that superb lawyer. We turn to him for all our legal advice and services. Along with being excellent at what he does, he is also very funny. He currently assisted us with a closing for the construction of our home. We trust Peter's expertise and wouldn't choose anyone else. In fact, we intend to recommend a relative to him. When you want to get the best attorney, no need to go far, go Klose!
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Posted by Lu | March 9, 2017
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great experience
Peter is a great lawyer. He did an excellent job as buyer's attorney for me. He responds very quickly to calls and emails and if there is any unforeseen issue coming up, he would take care of it promptly. I feel comfortable to recommend him to anyone who is seeking quality legal services.
Posted by Robert | March 9, 2017
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Real Estate Closing
From beginning too end a flawless experience. Closing in record time with no unexpected pitfalls. Having a local professional who knows the terrain was key but I would trust Klose and Assoc. with any legal endeavor.
Posted by Bryan | July 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks, Peter
Peter Klose is a bulwark against the idiocies and vagaries that can sink a real estate deal, especially an involved one like our eight-month short sale purchase. We were first-time home buyers and after several bad experiences with various brokers and lawyers, Peter’s knowledge, professionalism, and advocacy were a welcome relief. He kept on top of the other side, which was less than forthcoming at times, and kept us neatly informed of what we needed to know and do. He returned calls and emails immediately. He knows the market and the players in the area and was able to get important information through back channels. In fact, after I told him about our previous string of failed deals, he recommended the broker that we ended up using -- who was also a winner -- even before we had agreed to work with him. He’s one of the good ones.
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Posted by Juan | February 21, 2016
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Great Attorney in the local area!
I worked with Peter for almost a year selling my parents home in Tappan. He was very patient and welcoming all along the way. It took 3 tries to sell my home and he helped me in every way possible to make the sell happen. I will definetly recommend him for anyone looking for a well experienced attorney in the local area
Posted by Kathy | September 2, 2015
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Hand Stands for Peter Klose
What a difference an attorney makes! Closing an estate is painful and overwhelming. After hiring the worst I found Peter Klose and that was the day everything changed. He is focused, easily reached, and approachable. It was all over in a matter of months. I recommended him to a family member because i think we all deserve the best attorney.
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Posted by Joanna | August 12, 2015
Our closing attorney for 1st home!
As one can imagine the process of buying your first home is a scary undertaking. My husband and I wanted to make sure we would select a great attorney to help us along the journey. After an extensive search and reading many reviews, we selected Peter and it turned out to be a great decision! From the first point of contact with Peter we knew it was going to be the right fit. During the mortgage process a few issues with our lender came up but Peter acted quickly in advising us and was reassuring. Peter was prompt with all of his responses whether it was via email or by phone. At times he'd even respond before I got the chance to log out of my email account! Towards the nearing of our closing, the day before to be exact, things got interesting again with our lender but Peter was consistently there for us when seeking his advise. He is personable, professional, and understanding. We wholeheartedly recommend Peter to anyone looking for a real estate attorney.
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Posted by Lisa | July 23, 2015
Efficient, experienced and unflappable
I used Peter's services for the recent sale of my co-op in Westchester County. He was unbelievably efficient, prompt and seemed to be thinking three steps ahead the entire time - which was incredibly useful, given all the hoops you have to jump through when closing on a co-op, not to mention dealing with a mortgage company that has a history of losing paperwork and torpedoing deals. Just to make things interesting, I also had a baby a few days after we went into contract, and then our closing was scheduled shortly after Thanksgiving weekend. Despite all these obstacles, Peter had no trouble coordinating all necessary details without breaking a sweat. (He also has a great sense of humor!) My husband and I are already using his services again to set up our wills, and we would not hesitate to recommend him to others. Outstanding service!
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Posted by Igor | June 2, 2015
Based on Closing experience
The bottom line is professional, sharp, prompt, helpful, doesn't require control. Peter communicates brief but to the point, which saves you much time if you busy. I received few solid and useful advice on the way. My only input was to supply few names, papers and signatures, and things were done at no stress. I also had minimum effort on communicating to other parties involved, most were taken care by Peter. If I were to recommend Peter to a friend or re-run the deal, would go with him no doubt. Thank you.
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Posted by Thomas | May 13, 2015
Two Thumbs Up!
In our opinion, Peter has the experience and know-how to successfully complete any legal process. He goes above and beyond to satisfy his client. Peter makes sure he gets the best outcome possible. Being personable and professional is his forte. He has represented my husband and I in a number of legal matters over the last four years. Recently this month Peter was our attorney for a real estate transaction and did a awesome job. With his terrific sense of humor, fast responses and knack of making anyone feel comfortable, he makes it happen. We will happily recommend him to family and friends. We are truly fortunate and blessed to have Peter as our attorney!
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Posted by John | December 10, 2014
Home Purchase
Nothing but good things to say in working with Peter Klose. He was extremely responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would recommend him in a heartbeat. We used him as our attorney in our Westchester Home Purchase transaction and will do so again in the future if need be.
Posted by Iwona | August 24, 2014
Outstanding communication and knowledge!
My overall experience with Peter Klose was excellent and I would definitely recommend this attorney. He is a very professional and knowledgeable lawyer as well as amiable and compassionate. I have hired Mr. Klose to represent me during my primary home purchase. I had worked with another lawyer prior to Peter Klose, but I was not happy, therefore, I started looking around for somebody else. I found Peter's name on-line, checked his ratings and reviews, and contacted him. Peter was very helpful with any questions/clarifications that I needed- I felt that I was well informed and properly advised every step of the way. He responded to reasonable amount of time. On many occasions, he exceeded my expectations- I haven't waited once more than 24h to receive an e-mail or call back (even when he was on his vacation, he always got back to me in a timely manner!). And this is exactly why I went back and asked Peter Klose to represent me again!
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Posted by Carlos | July 29, 2014
Excellent Attorney, Without Hesitation
I was in need of a local NY attorney to represent me in a pending lawsuit but knew of none. I turned to the internet, was impressed with the reviews I read of Mr. Klose and reached out to him. I am extremely please with my decision to hire him to represent me. Mr. Klose challenged me, was very professional, knew the playing field and to my surprise was extremely efficient with my time and his. When I received my invoices there was absolutely no ounce of fluff. When I made some suggestions I was surprised at some of his responses along the lines of "I can take your money but we don't have to do that"; Imagine that? More shocking came months later when he reached out to me suggesting that the case looks like it was going no further, which was a victory for me and therefore he should return the balance of my retainer. Again, imagine that? I received my bulk of my retainer. While I'm delighted and surprised that I did, I cannot emphasize enough, Mr. Klose's professionalism and communication with detail. Next time I need a lawyer, without hesitation, Mr. Klose is my lawyer.
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Posted by Farzin | June 5, 2014
Excellent Counseling
My wife and I have worked with Peter on a litigation and 2 home closings and his support has been outstanding on all counts. We're both litigators by trade so we tend to be a bit demanding and Peter was always responsive and did an excellent job. He received high marks in expertise, negotiating skills, and counseling. I recommend him without reservation.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Klose & Associates
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wilson, Elser, Morskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP
  • 1995 - 1999


  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Cornell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Appellate Practice


  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • NYACK Planning Board
  • Chairman
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Greek


  • Article
  • How To Mitigate Your Mortgage Crunch Through "Short Sales"
  • 2008
  • Supreme Court Review
  • Foreclosure Preparation
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • New York Civil Engineering Seminar
  • New York Civil Engineering and Surveying Land Law
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute CLE
  • Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Peter
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter's reputation for competent counsel in the handling of real estate transactions is well know to his colleagues. Cleints involved in transactional matters are in able hands with Peter's guidance and advice."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a true professional that will fight for you."
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