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David Jason Gerard

Real estate Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

4.8   33 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About David

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I utilize my combined 10 years of attorney and paralegal experience to provide quality legal representation in a diverse range of areas including real estate, intellectual property and business start-up/support. I assist clients in connection with matters such as commercial and residential real estate purchase and sale, condo/co-op conversion, contracts and negotiations, company formation, music publishing rights administration, landlord-tenant disputes, trust and estates matters, collection matters and both state and Federal litigation matters. I represent clients in wide-ranging industries such as music, visual and fine arts, real estate, and restaurants and other factions of the hospitality/service industry.

I earned a specialization certificate in Intellectual Property at Brooklyn Law School, and I am well versed in all matters involving intellectual property issues, including trademark and copyright registration and rights enforcement, intellectual property agreements and intellectual property litigation.

My philosophy regarding legal representation is to focus on the client and to represent the client in all legal matters flowing from the client’s needs. This allows me to act as a true counselor and trusted advisor to my clients, and makes the client the “specialty” rather than the practice area.

On a personal note, I am a lifelong New Yorker, as well as a dedicated husband and father to my wife, two wonderful children and three dogs. In my spare time I am a fisherman, a boxer and an unrepentant rock musician.

Location

Law Offices of David J. Gerard, PLLC
1731 East 53rd Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11234

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, Efficient, and Delivered Results
Hired Dave to help negotiate a back rent settlement. I'd definitely recommend him because he took the time to get to know me, assuage concerns I had, and clearly explain my best option(s)/next steps. After hiring him, he quickly resolved the matter at hand and helped me reach a fair settlement. Good bedside manner and emotional intelligence. Strongly recommend.
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Posted by Richard | February 6, 2023
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Superb job in selling my mother-in-law's co-op
David did an excellent job representing my mother-in-law when we sold her Brooklyn co-op in February 2019.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service
David was always very responsive and always on my side throught the transaction.
Posted by Nestor | May 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most honest and easiest person to work with
Thanks to him the whole closing process was a breeze. He explained everything in detail and answered an question I had, both things relating to the closing and other inquiries I had as a first time buyer. He also made sure all the numbers were correct, gave me a break down and went over it with me. I will be recommending him to all of my friends.
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Posted by Carlas | February 10, 2022
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Estate Sale
Attorney David J. Gerard represented our Estate in a complicated sale of our family home. He was Professional, Reachable, Patient and willingly answered questions by all siblings. We are thankful for the outcome. We recommend attorney David Jason Gerard.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I am so grateful to have had David as my lawyer. He was patient, understanding, and stood up for us in every hurdle that we encountered. I would definitely recommend and use his services again. Thank you David!
Posted by Fabiola | November 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good results
David came in has a referral from an acquaintance and it turned out to be great a experience. He's accommodating, reasonable and has your back all the way through the end of your negotiations. I recommend him for your all real estate deals.
Posted by Suzanne | February 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Deal and Super Smart!!
Dave has been a wonderful part of my home buy out process. This was a very difficult time for me, as it was due to a divorce. Dave was ALWAYS reachable. He never made me feel ridiculous with my questions. He is not only an outstanding real estate attorney he is also a real human being that is willing to go the extra mile just because you can.. He got things done quickly and kept me updated always along the way!
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Posted by MD | January 20, 2021
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Landlord support
David provided excellent support to me over various landlord/tenant related issues. He got the job done! I have no hesitation to use him again and refer him as well.
Posted by Lubna | December 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer!!
My husband and I highly recommend Mr.Gerard. He is so kind, trustworthy, and patient. He communicated with us throughout the entire case. I was SUPER nervous and anxious about a housing issue I had but he still was patient and understanding with me. In the end we got great results and everything we wanted out of that case. He is very personable so you can feel free to talk to talk to him as one of your friends and he will understand. Will definitely reach out to him in the future if a lawyer is ever needed!!
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Posted by Daniel | December 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Best attorney ive worked with
I've been using David as my Real Estate attorney for years now he is the best. Responds right away, and gives the best advice. i recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Christos | March 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I hired David for a property I was purchasing. From the start, he was available anytime I had a question or needed advice. All the paperwork and arrangements for my closing were done quickly and without complications. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Landlord Refused to Renew Lease
I hired Dave Gerard when my mother's landlord did not renew her lease. Her landlord tried to harass me. My mother had lived in her apartment for nearly 40 years. My mother was in rehab after she fell. Her landlord would not even let me see if I could get home care for her. He insisted that the nursing home was her permanent address; which it wasn't. He also refused to make repairs, which were desperately needed. Dave said we can try to get my mother back in. Dave gave me a lot of his time. He was re-assuring. And he ALWAYS replied to my emails within a very short period of time. The result: I was able to get my mother back in her apartment, with the care that she needed. I would highly recommend Dave Gerard.
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Posted by Sinvula | September 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Last Minute Savior
Quick Backstory: girlfriend was cheating on me. Needed to get her out my apartment ASAP. Luckily she wasn't on the lease. But unlucky for me was that lease was about to end. Which would mean she'd be a month to month tenant based on New York rules. SOLUTION: called David on Friday evening. Monday morning holdover-eviction documents were ready. PRICING: very reasonable and straight forward. REWARD: Knowing I have an attorney that can make miracles happen at short notice is priceless.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2019
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Home Loan Assistant
David did an amazing job representing me during my home purchase. He was available when I needed assistants, easy to talk with and most of all went out his way to meet my needs. My family and I and are very thankful.
Posted by Steven | June 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped To Settle A Holdover Eviction
One of the best attorneys I have worked with. This was my first time having to file a holdover eviction as a landlord and first experience with housing court in general. I was nervous going into the experience, however Mr. Gerard was super cool, made me feel relaxed and at ease with the process. Easy to communicate with, understands the legal process, gives you options and explains consequences/potential results of each route. Pricing was straightforward, no hidden/surprise costs that happen with other attorneys. My holdover case was with a tenant who did leave by the lease end date even though a notice was sent 1.5 months before lease end date. In addition, this tenant was fighting other tenants and causing property damage. Mr. Gerard filed necessary paperwork with housing courts, communicated with tenant to try to reach settlement, and provided all necessary legal documents for me to bring in front of the the judge. We were in housing court about 2 months, however during this period Mr. Gerard was able to have tenant agree to a vacate agreement to avoid eviction. PS housing court isn't as scary as it may seem, and for context I am a landlord for private single family house. I highly recommend contacting Mr. Gerard if you have any issues related to landlord-tenant law. Thanks again for all your help.
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Posted by Patrick Binakis | May 31, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, responsive and knowledgeable
David is an extremely diligent, honest and responsive attorney. I would highly recommend David without hesitation to anyone in need of a real estate lawyer, especially on the transactional side.
Posted by James | March 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, focused, client centric representation .
Overall, David Gerard’s representation exceeded my expectations. From the onset of our legal relationship, David partnered with us to develop strategic case objectives to drive future case activities. I also found he was not only an advocate for my legal interests but also a practical and efficient problem solver. His responsiveness and availability was unsurpassed significantly driving of case efficiency and client satisfaction.
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Posted by Tommy | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert guidance and piece of mind
At first, we thought that legal counsel was unneeded when we were planning to ask our tenant to leave so that we can perform much-needed repairs on our shared residence. In hindsight, we are so relieved and thankful that we hired David Gerard to represent us. A process that we assumed would take two months at most stretched into six and a half involving an eviction, court appearances (which David and/or his colleagues had attended in our place), and an appearance by a Marshal. David helped us navigate the legal process and answered all our questions with diligence and expertise after our tenant was unexpectedly uncooperative. He provided us much piece of mind. Thank you, David!
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Posted by Gurpreet | February 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney for real estate in NYC
Dave was referred to me through a friend of mine to close on a co-op in NYC. While it was a simple process, it lingered along for over 6 months, due to the lender's mismanagement. Dave was extremely patient, professional and understanding of our needs. He was always available to answer my phone calls, text messages (whether it was weekends, holidays or after hours) and always offered the right advice and watched out for my interests. He was extremely reasonable for the services he offered and did not charge me anything extra, despite all the extra time it took. If you are in the market for a real estate attorney, you must talk to this guy.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of David J. Gerard, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Elston Gentlesk Law Studio LLC
  • 2014 - 2015

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • Stuyvesant High School
  • 1996

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (11)
Endorse David
Business Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with David on several matters over the past few years. David is a phenomenal, committed attorney who takes the time to give every matter the same attention to detail and zealous advocacy, no matter how big or small. he has demonstrated both the skill and experience necessary to handle a broad range of matters for his commercial and real estate clients, and treats every client as a priority. In my experience working with David, we've collaborated on numerous issues for small businesses, and the experience and knowledge he brought to the table were invaluable. I would recommend David to anyone looking for an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Gerard is a highly experienced and impressive attorney who gets excellent results for his clients quickly and effectively. Everyone at Gerard Law Firm is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend the Gerard Law Firm."
Real estate Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dave is an intelligent and hardworking attorney with whom I have had the pleasure of working with both on the opposite side of the table as well as on the same side."
Real estate Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Energetic, bright and effective Attorney."

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Brooklyn Real estate Lawyer David Jason Gerard
David Jason Gerard
Real estate Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available