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Matthew Tannenbaum

Real estate Attorney at Garden City, NY

5.0   108 reviews

also known as Matthew K. Tannenbaum

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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    30%
    Representing both Landlords and Tenants in summary disposes proceedings in Nassau and Suffolk Counties

    33 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Real estate
    30%
    Representing Buyers and Sellers of both residential and commercial Real Estate in the NY Metropolitan area as well as Lenders.

    33 years, 10,000 cases

  3. Litigation
    15%
    Real Estate and Estate based litigation including but not limited to specific performance, partition, ejectment and quiet title actions, boundary line disputes and Will challenges.

    2,000 cases

  4. Probate
    15%
    Drafting wills and estate plans as well as probate and administration filings in the local Surrogates Court

    33 years, 500 cases

  5. Residential real estate
    5%
    Commercial and residential Real Estate Transactions and Litigation

    33 years, 100 cases

  6. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    representing motorists accused of traffic violations in the local traffic Courts

    33 years, 2,000 cases

PERSONAL, PROMPT AND PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE.

The Law office of Matthew K. Tannenbaum is a general practice concentrating in Real Estate Transactions, Landlord/Tenant, Lender Representation, Civil and Estate Litigation, Wills, Probate and Estate Planning.

In the area of Real Estate Transactions I represent Buyers and Sellers of Residential and Commercial Properties, Lending Institutions and Title Companies. Many of my clients are Real Estate investors looking to leverage their position due to market conditions. This includes short sale payoff, the purchase of foreclosures and bank owned properties or "REO's" as well as tax deed redemptions. My office also handles the Purchase or Sale of businesses, Commercial leasing, Real Estate/Title litigation, loan workouts, and foreclosure defense matters.

 As an ancillary  to my real estate practice I often find myself reprsenting parties in both the Surrogates and Landlord Tenant Courts. We often represent Sellers who need to sell a property due to a death in the family.  This allows for a cost savings to  the client who  now does not have to retain seperate counsel  to handle the Surrogates Court proceedings. 

In the area of Landlord Tenant Court I represent both Commercial and Residential Landlords and Tenants in non payment and holdover proceedings. My relationships and experience in these Courts have allowed me to obtain favorable dispositions of these cases. 

My goal is to provide an high level of service to clients at an affordable price in a congienial atmosphere. I am able to do this by utilizing the latest technology so that I am able to connect with clients and their files whether I am in court, on the road, at a closing or at home.
My Garden City office is located near Roosevelt Field Mall right off the Meadowbrook Parkway and offers plenty of free parking.

 Admitted to New York State Bar and United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 9 ...
Top Contributor 2013,2012
Top Contributor
2013 2012

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Location

Matthew Tannenbaum
825 East Gate Blvd.,
Suite 308
Garden City, NY, 11530-2141

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  108 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Dennis | August 7, 2012
Syracuse Real Estate Closing
Matt handled a real estate closing for my property in Manhasset, NY. After we entered intio contract for a normal closing date, the buyer requested a close date in 10 days from date of contract - Matt was superior in every way and was able to assist me to provide all documentation so we could close at requested date. Brilliant to do a closing in 10 days - will use hime always in the future. My highest recommendation.
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Posted by David | January 17, 2012
Matt handled my home closing
Matt knows his stuff and is quick to adjust and adapt as the client's needs change.
Posted by Cathy | January 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Landlord/tenant issue
Matthew was knowledgeable, accountable and responsive throughout the eviction process: it was comforting to know we had an advocate on our side during a stressful time in our lives, especially since this was our second attorney working on the same case. We can tell that he holds himself to a high set of standards which is not an easy quality to find these days.
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Response from Matthew Tannenbaum July 21, 2023
Cathy thank you for the kind review. I was happy to be of help to you dealing with a difficult tenant. Matt
Posted by Alena | July 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Repeat clients!
Matt did it again for the third time! Always very knowledgeable and gets to the point. He handled our closing with ease and closing day took one hour. We will continue to use him!
Response from Matthew Tannenbaum July 15, 2022
Alena and Addison thank you so much for great review. Always great working with both you. Matt
Posted by Marc | July 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Closing the sale of our house
Both Matthew and Donna were very helpful in explaining the process and responding to our questions. We were impressed with their knowledge and the fact that the actual closing day took about one hour to complete.
Posted by Matt | June 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AWESOME!!
Matt and his assistant Donna just handled a closing for us and made the entire process so simple. His team went above and beyond with their level of service. If you are in need of a Real Estate Attorney don’t look any further. Matt is your guy.
Response from Matthew Tannenbaum July 1, 2022
Matt and Danielle Thank you for nice review, it was a pleasure working with both of you. Matt and Donna
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real professional
From start to finish Matthew Tannenbaum explained everything clearly and professionally, he was easy to work and got the job done in a timely manner (all things considered). His prices were reasonable.
Posted by Billy | May 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Watching him at work was like a scene out the movie a few good and matt was tom cruise he is a awesome lawyer
Matt was swift and persuasive he owned the court room and got what needed to be done done. We had another eviction law firm id mention their name but matt would be mad at me hes a good person we could tell that when we first met him which was on a Saturday who does that ... Most other lawyers mon to fri then we saw he was a dog lover and the caring way he treats people who work for him . We had a squatter living in my deceased ex mother inlaws house and with these dopey libeturd laws that everyone has rights but its ashamed the rights arent for the honest home owner paying all the bills for these wastes of lifes welcome to new York the all the wrong people have rights state (dont get me started) Matt sat down explained everything we spent more time being helped by matt our first meeting than with almost 3 years being represented by siegel lawfirm sorry matt i had too and with them we never knew what was going on we find out about the upcoming court dates from squatty and we didn't dare contact them by phone ... email any form of contact they would bill us all during covid statement after statement and they weren't doing anything. Matt is a great guy and a awesome lawyer
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Response from Matthew Tannenbaum May 16, 2022
Billy, thank yo u for nice review. i am happy i was able to get a quick result for you after so many delays Matt
Posted by Chris | April 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
COVID Eviction
Matt, was able to help navigate me through the troubles we were having with a tenant during the Pandemic. After months of battling the eviction moratorium Matt was able to quickly get our troublesome tenants evicted once the law allowed us to move forward with the process.
Response from Matthew Tannenbaum April 29, 2022
Chris thank you for the review, it was a pleasure to be of service. Matt
Posted by Anthony | November 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasure to Work With
Matthew Tannenbaum was a pleasure to work with during a recent home purchase. He took the time to explain everything thoroughly and responded in an appropriate amount of time to any questions asked. He is professional and personable.
Posted by Keith | August 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All our real estate needs
Matt and his staff handled our new home closing and helped us deal with a very difficult landlord during the transition. Everyone was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and available to answer our questions. We could not have been happier with the experience.
Response from Matthew Tannenbaum August 30, 2021
Keith and Melanie Donna and I enjoyed working with you, thank you for the kind review, good luck in the new home. Matt
Posted by Sean | June 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Home closing
Matthew was great with our home closing. He always kept us informed and thoroughly explained everything to us throughout the process. Would highly recommend using Matt for all real estate matters.
Response from Matthew Tannenbaum June 15, 2021
Sean and Jenna Thank you for the nice review Matt
Posted by Thomas | April 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and Competent
Matt was very responsive throughout the closing process on our new home. He explained all the documents and procedures to me and my wife, and was friendly and candid in explaining our options. We had a couple of complicated questions regarding our legal issues and he gave us solid advice. He was also very responsive to our calls and emails and his paralegal did a great job at the closing.
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Response from Matthew Tannenbaum April 22, 2021
Tom and Whitney Donna and I enjoyed working with you and helping you purchase your new home. please call me when you are ready to fire up the BBQ or go out on the boat. Matt
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Matt Tannenbaum for Your Closing
Matt did the closing for my house on Long Island. During the contract process, I was impressed by how efficiently the numbers were calculated and how simply he explained the documents I was about to sign. It was clear from the various elements of the contract that Matt was looking out for my best interest. As the actual closing date approach, I experienced a family emergency, and Matt and Donna went out of their way to make everything easier for me. I would recommend Matt Tannenbaum in a heartbeat.
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Response from Matthew Tannenbaum April 22, 2021
Thank you for the kind review
Posted by William K | March 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
William Kolbert
Fabulous legal service and most importantly, he follows up on all his calls and is prompt in returning your calls, questions and emails. A rare quality for an attorney. I highly recommend Matthew Tannenbaum to anyone who needs a real estate attorney.
Response from Matthew Tannenbaum March 30, 2021
Bill and Pat Thank you for the nice review on AVVO it was a pleasure to be of service to you on this transaction. . Donna and I both appreciate the positive feedback. Matt
Posted by Gary | February 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth and Quick Closing
I got lots of recommendations from social media friends for real estate lawyers, but I ended up choosing Matthew from this site because I just got a good vibe from his reviews and other social media. Well, I chose well. Matt and his paralegal Donna, always called or emailed ME to get things moving along for my closing. I didn't have to contact them at all. Donna wanted this closing done as much as I did, and went after all the loose ends and red tape. Matt braved a snowstorm to get my closing done! Very reasonable fees and Matt was a pleasure to deal with. Thank You, Matt and Donna.
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Response from Matthew Tannenbaum February 23, 2021
Gary thank you for the great review. Donna and I always try to make the transaction as smooth as possible for our clients. Matt
Posted by Elizabeth | February 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped us close on a property sale
Matt helped us close on a property sale in the family and unfortunately had to wear many hats due to lack of legal help from some parties, but did so with tact and professionalism. I'm sincerely grateful to Matt and Donna for all of their help throughout the process. Thank you again!
Posted by Dawn & Robert | January 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MKT Law Offices are highly recommended
Matt Tannenbaum and his paralegal Donna were professional and extremely helpful on many levels for our home closings. They are detail oriented and make a stressful situation much easier. I highly recommend Matt.
Response from Matthew Tannenbaum January 21, 2021
Dawn and Robert thank yo u for the nice review. it was a pleasure to work with on both the purchase and sale of your homes. Matt
Posted by Rebecca | December 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer (landlord/tenant)
Matt was and is a very helpful lawyer and very informative. This was my first landlord/tenant case, and he was able to walk me through the process and help deal with the most difficult tenants especially during this pandemic. Although the process did not come to a complete end, I am sure I will have a good ending with Matt as my lawyer. Matt also deals with housing closures. Hopefully, this case comes to an end so that I can hire him for my house closing as well!
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Response from Matthew Tannenbaum December 26, 2020
Rebecca I really appreciate your kind words and look forward to assisting you and your family in the future. Matt
Posted by Rita | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
House Closure
I was recommended to Lawyer Matthew by a friend. He was very professional, he took his time to explain all the details about buying a house and advised to check the house well before signing the closure. He took his time to explain paperwork and costs included. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and will be using his services in future.
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Response from Matthew Tannenbaum December 26, 2020
Rita it was a pleasure working with you. thank you for the nice review. Matt
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law office of Matthew K. Tannenbaum
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Janus & Tannenbaum, PC
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Law office of Matthew Tannenbaum
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Law office of Herman Israel Fleischman
  • 1991 - 2001
  • Law Clerk/Attorney
  • Gandin, Shotsky and Rappaport, PC
  • 1988 - 1991
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Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Retained Realty vs. Malekan citation to follow
  • the Court agreed with Respondent contention that the deed attached to the 10-day predicate notice was improperly certified and dismissed the case. petitioinbers
  • Milazzo vs. Kim; 61 Misc.3d 570 (2018); 61 Misc.3d 570 (2018); 2018 NY Slip Op 28279
  • This court concluded that respondent Kyung-Ah Kim is estopped from claiming that service upon her husband Songyol Kim is improper service.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, NA v. IPA Asset Mgt. III, LLC, 2013 Slip Op 07725
  • Order Affirmed, decision for Respondent

Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair District Court Committee
  • 2022 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Associates Access to Justice Program
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Associates Access to Justice Program
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Supporter of the Year
  • All Saints Church
  • 2000

Publications

  • ISBN: 978-1-941645-70-3
  • Common Sense Guide to Buying Homes in NY
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Laffey Fine Homes, Westbury, NY
  • Time of the essence closings and the myth of the 30 day extension
  • 2014
  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Great Neck, NY
  • Time of the essence closings and the myth of the 30 day extension
  • 2014
  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Manhasset NY
  • Understanding 1031 tax defered exchanges
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Endorse Matthew
Real estate Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is very knowledgable and a pleasure to work with. He always fights for his clients best interest but does so in a manner which is non-confrontational and most likely to succeeded. He s an excellent advocate for his clients and he gets the job done. I highly recommend him."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Not only have I worked with Matt on several cases on a professional level but I have hired him personally on three different occasions because of his zealous representation and no nonsense approach, he ensured that our interests were protected. I have heard nothing but great things from any of my clients who have hired Matt and I will continue to refer him now and in the future."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I’ve known Matt for many years. Simply put, if he’ll take your case, hire him. Matt is sharp and dedicated – he knows when to talk and when to fight. I urge you to call him before hiring any other lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Tannenbaum as well as refer several of my client's to him who have specialized legal needs in the field of Mr. Tannenbaum expertise. He is an exceptional attorney with tremendous knowledge and experience. I would not hesitate using him for my own personal legal needs."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Tannenbaum is an exceptional attorney. Although I have been practicing law for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, prosecutor, and private attorney, I learn from his responses on Avvo every time that he posts. If I needed an attorney, I would hire him. I recommend him with no reservation. It would be the best investment of your life to hire him to represent you."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt has an excellent record in resolving traffic matters."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a superb lawyer. I have worked with Matt in the past and highly recommend him for all personal injury related matters."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Tannenbaum is an active member of the avvo community. I enjoy and learn a lot from his knowledge and expertise and highly recommend him!"
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Garden City Real estate Lawyer Matthew Tannenbaum
Matthew Tannenbaum
Real estate Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 33 years
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