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James Follender

Real estate Attorney at Valley Stream, NY

4.9   7 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 25 years
    Connecticut - CT 28 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1996
    Retired No misconduct found

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

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When you choose The Law Offices of James Follender, you get quality representation for a reasonable price.  Your representation comes with the experience acquired through over 20 years of practice, plus a committed, personal interest in you and the outcome of your case.  Call our offices today for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION about your legal matter.

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James Follender Attorney At Law
215 East Merrick Road
Valley Stream, NY, 11580
James Follender
73-15 Metropolitan Ave.
Middle Village, NY, 11379
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Posted by Lisa | September 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I was referred to James when looking for an Attorney to buy my first home. James was very welcoming, attentive, knowledgeable, and communicative. He kept me updated every step of the way and handled everything very smoothly. I felt confident in James as he went above and beyond to make sure that I got the best deal during my closing process. He is very experienced and is the right person for the job! He made me feel comfortable and helped me understand exactly what I was signing off on. I highly recommend his services & will definitely be going back to him in the future.
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Posted by Frank Fernandez | March 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Frank Fernandez
I highly recommend mister Follender always available very professional takes care of business I was very pleased with his service the sell of my home was swift no and easy when any questions he gets back to you the same day he fights for you all the way I strongly recommend his services
Posted by Marianna | August 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I used Mr. Follender to do Wills for me and my husband, and we were extremely satisfied with his service. He made us feel so comfortable and at ease while we were dealing with such an uncomfortable matter. He was very competent in his handling of our case, and I would recommend him most highly.
Posted by Greg P | July 12, 2015
I used James Follender for two closings. Not only did he save me money on the cost of the closings, but he resolved several issues which resulted in an additional savings of $5,000. I was so pleased with his work, I also used him to draw wills for my father and I. Everything was done timely and to my satisfaction. I can't thank him enough and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Ismael | March 21, 2015
Saved me money. Closed the deal!
I've had 4 closings using Mr. Follender as my attorney. For each one he has been fully prepared and very knowledgeable. More importantly, James' personality and good nature enabled negotiations with the involved parties to move smoothly and amicably and which on two of the occasions helped save me money and seal the deal! Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2015
Helped avoid me foreclosure, and finalize a short sale on my home.
My home was about to be foreclosed on, after trying numerous times to do a short sale in the past only to have the bank constantly take so long processing the paperwork, that the paperwork would have to be redone, which would result in me losing my buyer. This happened to me 2 previous times within a years time. So as you can imagine, I was very frustrated. Once I brought in Follender to help me with the process, he kept in constant communication with the bank to make sure all paperwork was being processed by them as needed, the process moved along finally, and the short sale went through thanks to his tenacity. Without him, my home would have been foreclosed. I couldn't recommend him enough!
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Posted by Peter | August 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you James.
I found James to be a trust worthy Lawyer. He gave good advice and faithfully carried out our relevant requests while searching for a home to buy. Now we have our own home. Thanks a lot James.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of James Follender
  • 1999 - Present


  • Touro Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • New College Debate Team
  • Co-chair
  • 1992 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who
  • 2022
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers In New York
  • The Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers In New York
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers In New York
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers In New York
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Closings
  • What You Need To Know as a 1st Time Buyer
  • 2019
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Dealings
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. James is an excellent advocate for his clients and professional when dealing with his adversary. He conducts himself with a style where you know he is not someone to be messed with, all while addressing issues in a fair minded way."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with James on several matters.He is a great lawyer. He is bright and pleasant to deal with. Always concerned for the welfare of his client. A great advocate for his client."
General practice Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"James is definitely not what most Manhattan folks would expect to find in a lawyer. He is far from those kinds of personalities that puts on an expensive suit and tie in the morning and walks out of the door with a salesman poker face and air of prestige about him. James is humble, he is modest, but he is also practical, ethical, honest, courteous to fellow attorneys, fair in his dealings, and genuinely compassionate. Above all, years of experience have blessed James with the wisdom to advise that theory is "good in theory, but not always the case in practice," and to advocate for the "practical" resolution of disputes and getting around problems. I strongly endorse James, both as an excellent attorney to work with as a client, and as a fair, reasonable and ethical attorney to deal with as a fellow attorney."
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