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Apryl Elizabeth Hand

Residential real estate Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   22 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 25 years
    Massachusetts - MA 25 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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Location

Hand Law, PC
45 Main Street Suite 608
Brooklyn, NY, 11201-8200

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Posted by John | June 16, 2023
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Handled Everything
I said to Apryl more than once that working with her was one of the best parts of selling our co-op in Brooklyn. She was responsive, patient, positive, honest, hilarious, and kind. On top of that, she made navigating the legal side of real estate a breeze. She's the best
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2022
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One of the best in the business
Apryl has helped our family on three different occasions, representing us on both the sale and purchase side. She is knowledgeable, helpful at every turn, truly has her client's back, and she gives very good advice. When working with Apryl she tells you like it is and really helps her clients understand the details of complicated real estate contracts. She is quick to point out the good and the bad and will help you navigate a negotiation knowing you have a true pro working on your behalf. Apryl is always just a phone call away to answer any question big or small. To top it all off, Apryl is an all around great person and a pleasure to talk to and engage with. We are so grateful we had Apryl in our corner and will continue to work with her going forward. We cannot recommend her enough to anyone who needs a real estate attorney in Brooklyn.
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Posted by Zach | October 7, 2022
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Amazing lawyer, highly skilled, brutally honest, and fun!
Apryl was recommended to us by our Realtor, and after one conversation we knew she would be out attorney. She helped us buy our first home in Brooklyn. We couldn't have been less prepared for the roller coaster. Our deal was complicated, but Apryl helped us through every step and explained everything to us in language we could understand. She is patient, kind, blunt, scrappy, and hilarious. Apryl has a gift for putting overly complicated legal jargon into blunt, everyday language that we understood. I would definitely recommend Apryl Hand to anyone in the Real Estate market. She is the best!
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Posted by Noah | August 20, 2017
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One of a kind
Apryl is incredibly supportive, available, and helpful. I'd strongly recommend her services to any of my friends in need of a real estate attorney. She's an invaluable resource with a remarkable sense of humor to boot!
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2017
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Fantastic to work with!
We thought when our offer was accepted that we had made it through the hardest part of buying an apartment in Brooklyn. As first time buyers, we were now in even less familiar territory (they don’t show these parts on HGTV afterall) and we needed trustworthy advice. Apryl was wonderful throughout the entire process – from the moment I reached out she was very forthcoming about the each step of the process/timelines/financial expectations and provided helpful guidance on what to look for in a mortgage provider. She speaks in lay terms (no lawyer jargon here!), is very direct and will patiently answer your questions, all while maintaining her easy going demeanor and humor. However, what I valued most was that you can tell she has been through it all – she would let us know what is standard, unusual, or a red flag. We encountered a few abnormal experiences with the mortgage/appraisal process, and even had to delay the closing due to a leak that caused damage to our apartment – Apryl ensured things ran as smooth as possible through all of this and built in long-term financial protections related to the damage. I have already recommended her to several of my friends!
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Posted by kate | June 26, 2017
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Great Recommendation !
April guided us through our recent real-estate transactions seamlessly, flawlessly and with humor which helped during days of high anxiety. Calls always answered swiftly and questions answered thoroughly. So happy she was recommended to us. No doubt we will continue to use her as a resource.
Posted by Charlie | June 10, 2017
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Absolutely Awesome!
My wife and I wholeheartedly recommend Apryl's services. She represented us recently when we bought an apartment and was--truly--the single saving grace of an otherwise horrific experience. She went above and beyond to make sure we understood all of the technicalities of the process, never hesitating to jump on the phone at a moment's notice. She was extremely patient with our many questions sent via email, and consistently sent clear and detailed responses (they were often immediate.) Most of all, we appreciated Apryl's wit--real estate in New York is brutal, and anyone who can infuse some fun into the process is worth their weight in gold. Apryl's the best. Hire her with confidence!
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Posted by Aurelie | December 1, 2016
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A lawyer ready to go the extra mile for you
Apryl Hand was recommended to us by our broker when we decided to buy our house in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Apryl was responsive and efficient and trustful. The seller told us we got the house thanks to her reputation. Her services are a great value for money. She has been following up with us ever since and gave us precious advices about our next steps and how to protect our asset. We highly recommend her.
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Posted by Paul | November 12, 2016
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Apryl Hand as our Real Estate Lawyer
Outstanding experience with Apryl ! We sold our studio apartment in NYC last January, and the entire process was flawless. Recommended by a friend lawyer on Long Island, Apryl was professional, knowledgeable,friendly, efficient and reasonable in terms of her closing costs. She is easily accessible, and responds readily to phone calls, emails, texts, etc. In addition, she has a great personality and a great sense of humor ! Without any reservations whatsoever, we absolutely recommend her to anyone who needs to navigate the rough business of real estate closing in NYC. Trust us: she will get you to finish line stress-free ! 5 stars on all accounts!
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Posted by Bryan | November 10, 2016
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Sharp, Funny, and Cares
Apryl was my attorney while buying my first home. Purchasing real estate in Brooklyn is always a nebulous process. But especially being my first time, I was in over my head. Fortunately, Apryl very patiently walked me through the whole thing. She went well above and beyond her duties to make sure I protected and make wise personal investment. I recommend her to anyone buying a home in NYC. She gives it to you straight and is completely honest at every turn. She's also hilarious. You will not be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2016
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The Hand You Want To Hold!
Apryl Hand is not only a knowledgeable, professional lawyer, it is a joy to deal with her. She doesn't tell you what you WANT to hear; she tells you what you NEED to hear to close the deal. She also doesn't work by the clock and puts in as much time as she needs to get the work done. I worked with Apryl on both the sale of my Manhattan co-op and on the purchase of a home in Brooklyn. I enthusiastically recommend her to you!
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Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2016
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Best in Brooklyn
As a first time home-buyer, Apryl was the best part of the whole process (no seriously everything between making an offer and closing just sucks). Apryl represented me across two deals while purchasing my Brookyn co-op. She is tough and tells you like how it is. I was nearly in contract on my first deal when we noticed some concerning issues in the meeting minutes (Monique did a very thorough job). I asked Apryl to add in some protection for me in the contract. Apryl worked hard to get some language that would work for both of us but in the end the other party wasn't willing to compromise. I could tell this was a bad sign and wisely chose to walk away. I appreciated how Apryl had my back and wasn't pushing me to be in-contract or close. My second deal went much smoother. With each document she sent over (and there are many...), Apryl summarized the major points in each PARAGRAPH and boiled it down to language that the layperson can understand. She was very accessible via text or email and was willing to draft together a last-minute Power of Attorney in case I was called out-of-town when closing was scheduled. All-in-all, just an awesome human being. I can't wait to save enough pennies for the next place so she could represent me again.
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Posted by Donna | May 31, 2015
Great attorney
Apryl represented us for our Park Slope co-op sale and was fantastic. She expertly navigated us through all the complications of a co-op sale, and boiled the legalese down to language novices could understand -- which as first time sellers we greatly appreciated! She made a very difficult experience much easier through her knowledge and great good humor. We highly recommend her!
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Posted by Julian | May 28, 2015
Fantastic lawyer. Looking forward to working with her again in the future.
Apryl helped me throughout the whole process of buying my first apartment. She made sure I was on top of things very step of the way and I couldn't have been happier with her as a lawyer. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone. I am looking forward to working with her years to come.
Posted by Jennifer | May 27, 2015
She made a tricky closing easy and enjoyable!
Apryl handled a tricky real estate title search and closing for me and I could not be more pleased with her services. She is every bit the shrewd, knowledgeable professional that you want in your corner in a dicey negotiation - and as a bonus, her sense of humor and her ability to explain even the most complex legal situations in plain English made the whole process downright enjoyable.
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Posted by Steve | September 11, 2013
Amazing experience with Apryl - without her our deal would have fallen through.
Apryl Hand was our lawyer for a complicated and drawn-out New York City cooperative purchase. If not for her expertise, responsiveness and dedication to get us to closing the deal would have fallen through a number of times. Apryl got us through it all - explaining our options at each step, keeping us from making expensive concessions, and hand holding when we needed it - to the point of editing some of our communications. At the closing, several of the other parties noted that we were lucky to have her as well - it's got to be rare that a lawyer can be a tough negotiator but not burn bridges with your future neighbors. In a word, she's terrific. I'd absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to make a real estate deal in New York City.
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Posted by Kiyoko | September 9, 2013
Great lawyer who knows how to execute transactions (with a sense of humor)
Apryl handled two of my purchases and a sale of my apartment. She was recommended by my broker and I was very happy the first time, so I used her again! She is very pleasant but professional and knowledgeable at the same time. She is a no non-sense, unpretentious lawyer with a sense of humor and it has always been a great experience for me. When we recently purchased an apartment, my partner was not able to make it to the closing for a complicated reason. Everyone was ready to leave the room thinking this will be postponed. But Apryl made it happen by acting quickly and getting together necessary document so that we could close without him. I will be definitely recommending her service to anyone I know!
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Posted by Leo | July 11, 2012
Recommended for RE closing
Apryl helped me close on a Brooklyn condo. The entire process was not the smoothest but she answered all my questions and concerns. She was very responsive and explained everything. I felt like she was the only person I could trust.
Posted by Marc | June 19, 2012
Stellar condo real estate lawyer
Apryl was a knowledgeable and responsive advocate during my recent new condo purchase in Brooklyn. She helped me navigate this confusing process and ensured that we had a smooth closing. She provided sound advice, and is clearly familiar and respected by other parties (brokers, lawyers, and mortgage bankers) around the table. I would thoroughly recommend Apryl to anyone looking for representation for a new home purchase.
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Posted by S. Robertson | June 18, 2012
Apryl goes beyond any expectations. We would have lost our purchase without her.
We were extremely lucky to have Apryl on our side when our real estate purchase process took unexpected turns. Every time we thought we were done with paper work, required documents to be submitted or forms signed again another obstacle would show up. Apryl was always proactive pushing for matters to move forward. Just when we thought that we are going to lose our very low interest rate, Apryl saved us. She always found ways to get things done when we completely lost hope. She is incredible.
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  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

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Apryl Elizabeth Hand
Residential real estate Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 25 years