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Richard J. Chertock

Real estate Attorney at Merrick, NY

4.9   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    90%
    Over 25 years experience in both residential and commercial real estate law including purchase, sale or lease, financing, private lending, hard money lending, mortgage modification, short sales, transfer of title, life estates, title searches and liens, contracts, violations and more. Serving Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Kings and Bronx Counties.

    37 years

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Over 25 years experience handling moving violations of all types. In many cases we can get the infraction reduced or eliminated completely saving you points and money on your auto insurance.

    37 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Drafting of Wills and Trusts, Probate and Estate proceedings and administration, preparation of Living Wills and Healthcare Proxies.

    37 years

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Resident of Merrick for over 40 years, serving Nassau, Suffolk and the five boroughs.  Representing buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, builders and numerous lenders in both commercial and residential matters. Now in our 28th year of service. I believe in a hands on, personal approach.  Available virtually 24/7 via e mail or telephone. Practice areas include Real Estate, Landlord and Tenant, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Moving Violations, Debt Settlement, Business Formation and Transactions, private financing and hard money lending and more.  Member of First American Title Insurance of New York Advisory Board, Business Network International and an Alumni of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. 

Awards

Top Contributor 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Marty Sorrentino | May 2, 2012
Top of His Game!
I have had the pleasure of working with Richard for several years and with several clients I have recommended to him. Rich provides a level of service and professionalism that is second to none. His knowledge of real estate and the entire process enables him to predict and prepare for any issues that may come up during the sale process. By the time I get to the closing table I know Rich has checked and double checked everything to insure a smooth and stress free transaction. His knowledge of the mortgage process provides buyers with an added level of protection. Knowing Rich is involved in any real estate transaction always guarantees that all parties will accomplish their goals.
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Posted by Rita | March 29, 2012
Highly Reccommended
I have worked with a number of lawyers over the years and have found Richard Chertock to be among the best . I especially appreciate the prompt replies to my inquiries via phone and email.
Posted by Ron | May 27, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Does Principal and Agent for a NY Power Of Attorney form need together to sign?
Exceptionally quick response. Concise and well written in laymen’s language. I would for sure engage this attorney if the matter requires his expertise.
Posted by Tom | November 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Real Estate Attorney
In 2016, we hired Richard as our attorney to help us purchase our home. And in 2021, we hired him again to help us sell our home. He is a great attorney. He is very responsive. And has a ton of real estate experience so he was able to help us deal with any issues that came up during the buying and selling process. I definitely recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Richard did a great job for me.
Richard did a great job for me. It was for a consultation. I would recommend Richard.
Posted by Cindy | December 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledge, professional and efficient
Richard responded to me in a timely fashion providing great advice which will help me immensely pursuing action against my previous landlord in small claims court. He really knows his stuff and I believe his time is extremely valuable. I would highly recommend Richard J. Chertock.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent response!
Mr. Chertock knows his subject and quick to respond. I recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Steve | July 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent responsive attorney
Richard is a top notch attorney and has helped me in various real estate and business dealings. He is very professional and accessible , I highly recommend him !!
Posted by Josh | July 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Experience
I had previously hired an attorney who had a para legal working on my case and the deal fell through due to a mistake on her part. After this, I hired Rich for a house closing and home purchase agreement. He has done a great job from start to finish. I would definitely recommend Rich to other people. Job well done.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Real Estate advice session
He is very knowledgeable and is concerned for the well being of the client , wants what is best for the client
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Real Estate advice session
Mr. Chertock had some good practical advice, didn't rush me, and addressed my questions.
Posted by Steve | February 1, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review of Richard J. Chertock Esq.
Richard J. Chertok was one of the attorneys who responded to me regarding a legal question I psewd on avvo.com His answer was clear and concise and addressed the questions asked. From his answer I gained more insight into the problem which I described.
Posted by Diane | July 26, 2012
Excellent service!
Working with Richard has been a wonderful experience. He is very reliable and personable. He clearly walked me, step by step, through understanding my first real estate venture. His professionalism and knowledge helped me feel comfortable and confident in my desicions. I would recommend him to anyone requiring legal services.
Posted by ken | March 1, 2012
Great closing attorney
Hearing how scary closings can be, I have to say Richard's knowledge of real estate law and of numbers was amazing. Made the whole experience easy and he was right on the money.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Real Estate advice session
I was diapointed that he had no back round information, he stated " I never get anything from them" meaning Avvo. so I FILLED HIM IN and he was generally ok. I did not want aan opinion, I needed statutes. But over all he gave me much need support in my motion to dismiss my foreclosure.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • In house Counsel
  • Private Capital Equity Fund, LP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • Richard J. Chertock, ESQ
  • 1987 - Present
  • In house counsel
  • Interstate Home Loan Center, Inc.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Zinman & Chetkoff, Esqs.
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Intern
  • Puglisi & Garber, Esq.
  • 1985 - 1986
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Education

  • University of Bridgeport School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Alfred University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 333 Earle Ovington Blvd, SPE LLC v. All American Home Mortgage Corp.
  • settled case for 1/2 total rent due payable over 18 months
  • ESTATE OF CARLESON V. LEMIEUX AND REISERT
  • Settled - Vacant possession given to estate
  • Qureshi v. D'Acunto
  • Judgment of Eviction/Warrant of Eviction No Stay
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Associations

  • Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees
  • Participating Subscriber
  • 2015 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • BNI Platinum Referral Group
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Advisory Board Member
  • First American Title Insurance Company of NY
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • PLATINUM REFERRAL GROUP
  • CONDOMINIUM VS. COOPERATIVE APARTMENT, PROS AND CONS
  • 2012
  • Business Network International
  • Title Review and Clearance Issues
  • 2011
  • Business Network International
  • Summary Proceedings for Eviction
  • 2010
  • Business Network International
  • Certificates of Occupancy and Violation Issues
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (6)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Chertock is a very knowledgeable attorney and effective advocate for his client."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Richard for over thirty years and I highly recommend him. He is knowledgeable, caring and offers personal service."
Real estate Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to endorse this excellent lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Chertock is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a thoughtful and talented colleague. I appreciate his collegiality, and I am pleased to endorse him."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard expertly handles the questions presented to him and I fully endorse him."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Chertock is dedicated to his clients. He is extremely informative and up-front. I highly recommend him. In my opinion he is a top real estate attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Chertock consistently gives thoughtful and practical responses in this forum. His writing is cogent and his legal analysis demonstrates his considerable knowledge and skill. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"This attorney is extremely well respected in the community and is looked up to by all fellow attorneys. Clients report fantastic experiences with this lawyer and their experience speaks for itself!"
Real estate Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected in the legal community, and even the most seasoned of attorneys learn something new from his incisively on point Avvo responses."
General practice Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
General practice Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable of Real Estate Law."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Chertock takes time out of his busy schedule to provide practical and foolproof advice as a service to the community. His answers show great skill and knowledge of real estate law, a highly complex area of law. I recommend attorney Chertock with pleasure and confidence."
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