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Michael S. Ackerman

Real estate Attorney at Syosset, NY

4.9   99 reviews

also known as Ackerman Law PLLC

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    75%
    We represent clients in all aspects of a Real Estate transaction, from negotiation of a Purchase/Sale Contract, to examining title, and obtaining Title Insurance, through Closing. We are also a full service commercial real estate firm.

    21 years

  2. Banking
    20%
    Ackerman Law is proud to represent and perform mortgage loan closings for many of the most prestigious institutional lenders and mortgage banks.

    21 years

  3. Business
    5%

    21 years

Award winning Real Estate Attorney with over 20 years of experience representing buyers, sellers, lenders, settlement and title companies throughout New York State.  I represent a wide variety of clients, from the first-time home buyer to the sophisticated real estate investor.

My firm was founded with one simple mission - to not only guide our clients with the knowledge and expertise expected of a real estate attorney, but to also provide a superior service experience one might not expect, but should. The process of buying and selling Real Estate in New York can be complicated and stressful, we help simplify it.

Conveniently located in Syosset, Bohemia and New York City.  (Other locations available by appointment.)

 

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Location

Ackerman Law PLLC
6901 Jericho Tpke Ste 211
Syosset, NY, 11791-4447
Ackerman Law PLLC (Suffolk)
80 Orville Drive
Suite 100
Bohemia, NY, 11716
Michael S. Ackerman
450 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY, 10017
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  99 customer reviews
Posted by Lauren A. | June 5, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I had the privilege of using Michael Ackerman as my real estate attorney for a recent home purchase.  Michael Ackerman in a few words. Steller, Efficient,Thorough, Honest.  Michael explained every single clause in the contract and was truly my advocate in this home buying process. Closing day with Michael Ackerman was a proficient seamless process, he sat by my side the entire time thoroughly explaining every document before I signed.  In summary he's the best, we closed in 30 days, not one hiccup due to his expertise and proficiency.   
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Posted by James | May 23, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best in the business !!!
Michael Ackerman and his entire time really go above and beyond for their clients. They know the business inside and out and handle difficult situations with ease. This entire team will represent you to the fullest and guide you in the right direction. Thank you so much to Michael Ackerman and his entire team !!!
Posted by Michael | May 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the business, hands down
I've used Mike Ackerman and his team for several of my real estate transactions over the years, including a recent unexpected boundary line agreement negotiation. What impresses me every time is not only the incredible attention to detail from him and his entire team, but how the other sides (the other attorneys) always react when I say Mike is my attorney. I'm told time and time again that they know the transaction will go smoothly with him on the deal. The respect that Mike and his team have in the industry is second to none, and for good reason. Great communication and very proactive - I can't recommend them highly enough. Thank you Mike, Justin, Rose, Caitlyn, Tanya and Erica.
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Posted by Richard | May 20, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Highly Recommend Ackerman Law for your Real Estate needs. They are very professional and friendly and treat you like family. What an excellent closing experience. Everyone was so helpful in keeping me informed and returning my calls and answering my questions in a very timely manner. No surprises at closing as everything that was needed was told to us beforehand. Can’t thank the entire team; Michael, Justin, Rose, Caitlyn enough for making the process go so smoothly.
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Posted by Sunil | May 5, 2024
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Very happy with the professional woudnr by all lawyers and quite satisfied by the services
Posted by Bejoy | May 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer and Team
My wife and I were recommended to work with Michael and his team (Caitlyn, Justin, and Rose) through our home-buying journey, and we are glad that we did. After we received an accepted offer for our first home, we reached out to Michael. His team and he helped remotely facilitate the next steps of the process. They helped us coordinate discussions with the seller's attorney, our loan officer, the title company, and the survey company. We appreciated all their assistance since we were not quite sure of what to expect throughout this process. Whenever we had questions, Mike and his team had answers. On the day of our closing, Michael explained everything to us and helped us feel comfortable in a situation when we were a bit anxious, and we are glad that everything proceeded smoothly. We would be glad to work with Michael and his team again, and we recommend them to anyone in search of an exemplary real estate legal team.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
Extremely efficient and approachable. Very knowledge attorney and the staff is wonderful
Posted by Vivian | March 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job Done!
Michael Ackerman and his team did a great job on our closing. There were some setbacks on our buyers part and Mike and his team were quickly on top of this making the closing go as smoothly as possible! Would highly recommend them.
Posted by Kevin | March 20, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent team
Michael Ackermans team is excellent. They are prompt, take the time to explain your questions during an r citing and at times stressful process. Their knowledge and experience is priceless. Rose, Caitlyn, Justin and Mike Ackerman made our purchase Nd sale of our homes stress free. They were on top of their game. I would strongly recommend them.
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Posted by Conrad | March 19, 2024
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Out standing !
The entire team at Ackerman Law is the best! From returning calls to answering questions and working through problems you couldn’t ask for a better team! They went above and beyond it was way more than I expected. Professionalism and experience at its best!
Posted by Nelson | March 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Home Sale
Thank you to Michael and team for the sale of our home. Communication from his office was excellent, answered all of our questions and was there for us every step of the way during a stressful closing process. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Posted by S | March 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Home Sale
My experience with Ackerman Law was a very positive one. I found everyone on the concierge team to be knowledgeable and very responsive. They lead us through the entire process of selling our home seamlessly. Since we were already living out of town, Ackerman Law handled everything for us through closing. They made it a very easy process. S & S Rockville Centre
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Posted by Wilfredo | February 29, 2024
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The Winning Team
Ackerman Law was a beacon of hope to my family in selling our home in record time and without obstacles. Our house was put on the market on December 6th and was sold on February 25th. We are eternally grateful to: Michael S. Ackerman, Esq. Justin T. Tauro, Esq. Rose Costa, Tanya N. Yaminian, Esq. Whitney R. Steiner, Esq. and Erica McKeon for their service, professionalism, and knowledge. In our opinion, they are the personalized definition of Ladies and Gentlemen. I recommend Ackerman Law without reservation.
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Posted by Grace | February 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Handled a difficult closing very well
Ackerman law handled the sale of my deceased mothers home. They helped me navigate difficult situation and was very communicative what they needed me to get such as affidavits for the title company to sell my mothers property, Contacting the hoa of my mothers property when I didn't know what bill or form I needed such as water and sewer and help me avoid true foreclosure and contacted all parties needed to make the sale. I say they made navigate this situation I barely understood. Over all I say this law firm is helpful and Informative.
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Posted by Ruchi | February 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and Supportive Team
I had the pleasure of working with Mike and his team for my house. Through out the process he was very helpful in guiding and making decision. His team was very responsive in answering emails and calls. Whenever there was curve ball from seller side he was firm and able to keep my interest in mind. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Kelvin S. | February 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
A leader in his Industry!
Mr. Ackerman has both the knowledge and personality to be the best in his industry. As how many feel, dealing with purchases/sells of property can be intimidating, Mr. Ackerman makes it flawless. He is well respected in his role and can get things done without any issues.
Posted by Joe | January 26, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Michael Achermam
Extremely intelligent, professional, responsive, realistic, and a good person to work with, Michael is an amazing attorney and a good guy. His office staff is a reflection of his professionalism
Posted by Maura | January 23, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
The Finale
At 64 I have attended a few closings and this was by far the best. I found Mike to be confident, professional, and quite efficient while having a wonderful sense of humor, Mike was also respectful towards both clients and staff! I didn’t feel drained after the closing. It was actually enjoyable, just my bank account is now drained. Haha.
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Posted by Isaura | January 8, 2024
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Fabulous
Our lawyer was smart, kind and took care of everything the was supposed to be!
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Home Sale
Michael and his team were very attentive and responsive during the sale of our home. They helped us understand the process and navigated us through the process. Highly recommend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney/Founder
  • Ackerman Law PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • David Pour & Associates PC
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Partner/Founder
  • Ackerman & Felber LLP
  • 2004 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, PC
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Associate Counsel
  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Purchase of Top Wings Franchise
  • Successfully closed.

Associations

  • NYS Department of Licensing
  • Licensed Real Estate Instructor
  • 2023 - Present
  • Long Island InvestHer
  • Leadership Team and Presenter
  • 2022 - Present
  • Syosset-Woodbury Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2004 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Bethpage Best of Long Island Nominee - Best Real Estate Law Firm
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union
  • 2024
  • Best Real Estate Law Firm Nominee
  • Long Island Business News Reader Rankings
  • 2024
  • Top Rated Lawyers in New York
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2024
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2024
  • Clients' Choice Award 2024
  • Avvo
  • 2024
  • Best Attorney Finalist
  • The First Annual Gatsby Awards - Main Street Success
  • 2024
  • Bethpage Best of Long Island Nominee - Best Places to Work
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union
  • 2024
  • Bethpage Best of Long Island Nominee - Best Law Firm
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union
  • 2024
  • Bethpage Best of Long Island Nominee - Best Lawyer
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union
  • 2024
  • Best Real Estate Attorney in Nassau County - Runner Up/Finalist
  • The Island 360/Blank Slate Media
  • 2023
  • Bethpage Best of Long Island Nominee - Best Real Estate Law Firm
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union
  • 2023
  • Clients' Choice Award 2023
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • Inaugural Empowering Women Award
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2023
  • Leadership in Law Award Winner
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2023
  • Best Real Estate Law Firm
  • Long Island Herald Real Estate Awards
  • 2023
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2023
  • Top 3 - Best Real Estate Law Firm
  • Long Island Herald Choice Awards
  • 2023
  • Top 5 - Best Real Estate Attorney
  • Long Island Herald Choice Awards
  • 2023
  • Top 5 - Best Law Firm (under 35 employees)
  • Long Island Herald Choice Awards
  • 2023
  • Bethpage Best of Long Island Nominee - Best Real Estate Law Firm
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union
  • 2022
  • Clients' Choice Award 2022
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Power Professional
  • Schneps Media/Long Island Press
  • 2022
  • Power Lawyer
  • Schneps Media/Long Island Press
  • 2022
  • Clients' Choice Award 2021
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Clients' Choice Award 2019
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice Award 2017
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Bethpage Best of Long Island Nominee - Best Real Estate Law Firm
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Presentation Handout - Douglas Elliman Real Estate
  • New York's Property Condition Disclosure Act: Updates & Insights
  • 2024
  • NYS Real Estate Continuing Education Class
  • Title Insurance Basics
  • 2024
  • Multiple Real Estate Brokerage Presentations
  • Offer Accepted, Now What? 
The Do’s & Don’ts of Presenting the Deal to and Working With the Attorneys
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • NYS Real Estate Continuing Education
  • Title Insurance Basics - CE Class
  • 2024
  • Douglas Elliman Agents Meeting - Syosset
  • Helping a buyer position their offer (waiving items)
  • 2024
  • Douglas Elliman Agents Meeting - Syosset
  • New York's Property Condition Disclosure Act: Updates & Insights
  • 2024
  • Business Mastermind: Financial Workshop for Realtors
  • Moderator
  • 2024
  • Real Estate Reality Podcast
  • Why You Need The Right Attorney
  • 2023
  • InvestHer Long Island General Meeting
  • The Legal Side of Real Estate
  • 2023
  • Agent Zoom Training with Koerner Mortgage Team at Green River Capital
  • Mortgage Contingencies: What Every Realtor Should Know (Banking Collapse Update)
  • 2023
  • Agent Zoom Training with Koerner Mortgage Team at Green River Capital
  • Mortgage Contingencies: What Every Realtor Should Know
  • 2023
  • Next Home Platinum Partners - Agent Presentation
  • Offer Accepted, Now What? 
The Do’s & Don’ts of Presenting the Deal to and Working With the Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Compass Real Estate - Huntington Office - The D'Angelo Team
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Presenting a New Deal to Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Douglas Elliman Agents Meeting- Great Neck
  • Short Sales- What You Need to Know
  • 2017
  • Douglas Elliman Agents Meeting - Syosset
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Presenting a New Deal to Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Douglas Elliman Agents Meeting - Manhasset
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Presenting a New Deal to Attorneys
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
Endorse Michael
Real estate Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of working with Michael on numerous transactions. He is professional, knowledgeable, trustworthy and professional. He goes above and beyond, especially on difficult matters, to make sure everyone involved is protected and satisfied."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Michael Ackerman. It is always a pleasure to work with Michael on any real estate transaction whether it be a residential or commercial transaction or whether he represents the seller, purchaser or the lender. He is highly organized, prepared, diligent and an overall pleasure to work with. He is highly respected anmong our colleagues and in our industry of real estate. I am always confident when I see his name on a transaction that I know the transaction wil go as smooth as possible being he is highly knowledgeable and experienced. He also has a highly supportive and knowledgeable staff that are easy to work with."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked across from Michael Ackerman on numerous matters over the years. On all occasions I have founded him to be knowledgeable, diligent, and responsive. He is effective at advising and guiding his clients through transactions and a valued colleague."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Ackerman is a very trustworthy and reliable attorney! He is an extremely humble individual who is outstandingly well-spoken and thinks very critically on his feet. His team is hard working, caring and always keeps their clients informed. He has represented me on personal transactions where his exceptional skills helped me and my family. I would highly recommend him to any one in need of great representation on any Real Estate transaction!"
Real estate Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Michael Ackerman on many client matters and find him to be extremely knowledgeable, professional, personable and attentive. I highly recommend Michael Ackerman for all your real estate needs."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Ackerman is professional and knowledgeable. He is very responsive to clients and always willing to answer their questions."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients to Mr. Ackerman, and each one of those clients have thanked me for the referral resulting from the outstanding representation Mr. Ackerman had provided to them."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney, knowledgeable and trustworthy. A true specialist in his field and always puts his clients first. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Michael Ackerman and find him to be professional, courteous and knowledgable regarding real estate transactions, mortgages and foreclosure proceedings. I have referred many clients to him for their real estate needs and have only heard rave reviews back from them relating to their experience with him and his firm. I would highly endorse Michael for your all your real estate needs and transactions."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had many deals with Mr. Ackerman and he is always the consummate professional. He protects the interests if his client and serves as an expert negotiator to get his clients the results they want."
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Syosset Real estate Lawyer Michael S. Ackerman
Michael S. Ackerman
Real estate Attorney
Syosset, NY
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation