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Gail Marcus

Real estate Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   28 reviews

also known as Gail Marcus Real Estate Law

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  • Licensed for 42 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Gail

Learn Gail’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    70%
    Commercial and residential transactions and deals - including contracts, leases and sub-leasing, sales, development, deed and title claims, Philadelphia real estate taxes, estate settlement and probate

    38 years

  2. Probate
    20%
    Settle Estates after death, with particular experience in complex real estate matters; Estate Planning, Wills/Trusts, Power of Attorney/Living Wills,

    29 years

  3. Business
    10%
    Contract lawyer; Formation of business, business disputes, business dissolution; Corporations, LLC, partnership, sole proprietorship; Philadelphia Real EstateTaxes and business tax

    38 years

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Location

Law Office of Gail Marcus
Two Penn Center Plaza
1500 JFK Blvd Ste - 1020
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Violetta | August 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Estate/House purchase
Provided great professional advice along with psychological consultation! Took time to answer our questions. Very satisfied! Would definitely recommend!
Posted by Dan | May 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Professional
I reached out to Gail to ask about an encroachment issue with a condominium association. Gail was extremely responsive, friendly, and professional as she helped me identify my options in pursuing a resolution.
Posted by Jay | July 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulted Gail on Commercial Lease Post COVID
I consulted with Gail about a addendum to Commercial Lease during COVID shutting down my business. She was insightful and attentive in helping me make a decision on not signing my landlords additional clauses
Posted by Shirley | February 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Shirley Williams
Follow up from 2 months ago. I called Gail Marcus office because I had relocated and needed answers about signing over my property to my soon to be ex husband. Gail advised me to use a Quit Claim deed, I followed her advice and I am happy to say all went well I signed my ex filed and we was able to settled this without any problems. I highly recommend Gail Marcus Real Estate Lawyer. I found her on the phone and when she spoke with me it was as if I was a client not just some asking questions. Thanks Gail I will refer you over and over again. You knowledge is priceless. Shirley
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Posted by Sandra | February 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knows her stuff!
If you're looking for someone to hone in on the issues and provide well informed solutions...this is the attorney for you. I called to inquire about a pending case (with another attorney) for my parents and Gail provided much needed CLARITY regarding the real estate (jointly owned) partition case. Without hesitation she looked up the case and asking several clear questions, she provided me with a better understanding of what was happening. I truly appreciated her time and assistance and would recommend 100%.
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Posted by Hope | February 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Ms Marcus promptly returned my message with a phone call and assisted me with helpful information so I could further research my issue.
Posted by Dan | June 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Estate Lease problem solver
As a US Navy veteran living in Asia I was able to get help about a real estate lease problem I was dealing with in Philly. Gail Marcus was professional and trustworthy. There was clear communication as she was able to give me clear answers both over the phone and email. She answers in a timely manner and was easy to work with.
Posted by David | April 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Really knows Real estate law , very professional !
I was lucky enough to find Gail by chance on the Avvo site for Lawyers . I contacted Gail because of her reviews and I must say was not disappointed ! Gail responded with such professionalism and knowledge about Real Estate law , that she was able to point me in the right direction of what my next move should be legally and put my mind at ease . I could not say enough good things , I would highly recommend Gail .
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Posted by Nicole H. | August 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine and upfront
You con not appreciate anything more than honesty when dealing with lawyers. Gail was so kind and genuine that she gave me advice and counseling that I maybe would have never gotten had I not found her. Look forward to getting this situation handled knowing that I TRUST the person representing me.
Posted by Junior | October 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Residential Property Help
I was in the process of purchasing a 3 unit house when the deal started going south. I needed some legal counsel so I hired Gail to represent me. From the first phone call she was very detailed and asked the first questions to get a full understanding on the deal. Her counsel was on pointed and helped cleared up the situation.
Posted by ashley millsip | June 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Estate
I had a Real Estate lawsuit against me in which my Grandmother gave me a house and wanted it back after we transferred the deed to the property. I reached out to Ms. Gail for assistance and she help me tremendously. Must lawyers all mostly are about money and would never give you any kind of assistance without a fee. Mrs. Gail gave every option I had and how to go about my situation, and all without bring up a fee once. She listens and is very good at what she does, and I had a fair share of bad lawyers.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Gail was very helpful.
Gail answered a question I posted and even answered follow-up questions I raised. Thank You Gail!
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Real Estate advice session
Excellent!!!
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Real Estate advice session
I could not believe how quickly Ms. Marcus called me after my submission. Ms. Marcus was polite, courteous and very professional. She tried to help and pointed me in the direction in which I needed to go. The best $39 I ever spent. I would definitely recommend Avvo Advisor to my family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Business advice session
While my need wasn't well positioned to be solved by this brief consult, Gail was courteous and professional in connecting me with the appropriate resources.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Business advice session
I've been dealing with a lease agreement issue for weeks. I was up at 3:30 AM trying to find a solution. I found the AvvoAdvsor site and paid for an initial consultation. I thought I'd receive a call the next business day. Gail contacted me within minutes of me requesting a consult!! She was so patient and very, very knowledgeable. I provided her with details of my situation, she provided me with a number of solutions to this mind boggling, frustrating problem. I highly recommend Gail for her professionalism, compassion, patience and most definitely her expertise and knowledge as a highly qualified lawyer. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing a real estate lawyer. ...and I will definitely be contacting her again as I look to expand my real estate holdings.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2015
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Real Estate advice session
Great advise!
Posted by Mike | February 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Deed and Property Advise
I contacted Gail Marcus in regards to a Real Estate matter and I was very pleased with her advice over the phone. She is very knowledgeable, took the time to answer my question in great detail and led me in the right direction. She was very helpful and understood my situation. After a few minutes I felt extremely comfortable talking with her. I even am considering hiring her for our estate planning. I would definitely recommend her services in the future. She followed up and emailed me some legal information that helped to answer some of the questions that I had. I couldn't believe how lucky I was to find someone like her. You will be very happy having her represent you.
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Posted by Joshua | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lease Contract
I am the stereotypical millennial, I had all my research prepared before I spoke with Gail and was ready for a dry analytical conversation. What I got was exactly the opposite. I had a lease contract dispute and needed a legal mind for some more direction. Before I knew It we were laughing about an antiquated tube and knob wiring system related to the dispute. I felt as though I was just talking to a friend and getting some quality advice. She exceeded my expectations by keeping the conversation light but on point. She is very approachable with any questions and guided me in the right direction. I am going to recommend Gail to everyone I know in need of legal advice. This experience was with every penny! Bravo Avvo.
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Posted by Marien | June 26, 2015
Joint Real Estate
I contacted Gail Marcus in regards to a Joint Real Estate matter and I was very pleased with her advice. She is very knowledgeable, took the time to answer my question in great detail and led me in the right direction. I have recommended her and I would definitely hire her for future real estate services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 385-450 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Marcus Real Estate Law
  • 1994 - Present
  • Child Advocate
  • Support Center For Child Advocates
  • 1995 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Leon Kline
  • 1987 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Korn, Kline & Kutner
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Assistant Litigation Counsel
  • Harleysville Mutual Insurance Co
  • 1982 - 1982
  • Appellate Counsel
  • New Jersey State Office Of Public Defender
  • 1981 - 1984
  • Associate
  • Stark & Stark, A Professional Corporation
  • 1979 - 1981
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • 1976

Associations

  • Center City Proprietors Association
  • Director, Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Business Women Owners
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Support Center for Child Advocates
  • Child Advocate
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Association Of Women Business Owners
  • Co-Chair Annual Philadelphia County Connects Event
  • 2015 - 2017
  • BNI International
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Support Center for Child Advocates
  • Co-chair, Annual Benefit Sponsorship
  • 2007 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia
  • 2008
  • Distinguished Child Advocate
  • The Support Center for Child Advocates
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia
  • 2006
  • Award of Achievement
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 1989
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Publications

  • City Paper - Interview
  • First Time Homebuyers
  • 2004
  • Philadelphia Daily News
  • Book Reviewer
  • 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • The Collaboration Tour - Ramon Tookes
  • Real Estate Investing
  • 2018
  • National Association Of Women Business Owners
  • Real Estate . . . What Are the Most Important Deal Items
  • 2018
  • DIGS - Diversified Real Estate Investor Group
  • Real Estate . . . What You Don't Know Until It Happens
  • 2017
  • Market Place Money
  • Real Estate Appraisal Guidelines - Dodd Frank
  • 2012
  • BNI - semi-annually 2008-2011
  • Current Topics in Real Estate Law
  • 2011
  • Greenfield Middle School Gifted Program
  • Child Advocacy
  • 2008
  • Elder Law Committee, Philadelphia Bar Assn.
  • Real Estate Tips
  • 2003
  • Women in the Profession, Philadelphia Bar Assn.
  • A Day in the Life of Solo Practice
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Real estate Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I ENDORSE MS. MARCUS BASED ON THE EXCELLENT ADVISE SHE PROVIDED ME WHEN I HAD TO CONSULT HER ON A REAL ESTATE MATTER FOR MY NJ CLIENTS THAT OWNED A PROPERTY IN PENNSYLVANIA. KATHLEEN MCLAUGHLIN, ESQ MONMOUTH COUNTY NJ"
Probate Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gail is one of the best communicators that I have ever worked with. I reached out to her to consult and collaborate on a complex probate estate and inheritance tax issue requiring local Pennsylvania counsel. From the first conversation, she got to the heart of the matter and immediately knew the next steps to take to unwind the client’s messy situation. Gail explains complicated concepts in a very straightforward manner. What was really remarkable to me was Gail’s curiosity that led her to uncover non-obvious solutions. I highly recommend and endorse Gail’s expertise in probate and estates, and real estate law. I would definitely work with her again!"
Real estate Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Gail on a number of matters over the past few years. Her knowledge and insight regarding real estate law has always served her clients well."
Real estate Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gail Marcus has broad experience in real estate law. She's a "go-to" person and a great resource when I have a real estate matter or I need to refer a real estate client. I am happy to endorse Gail."
Business Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gail has done real estate work for many of our clients. She is terrific. The clients all love her because she takes a practical approach to get the job done quickly and efficiently. She has a broad knowledge of all real estate laws in PA and NJ. I strongly recommend her for any real estate questions."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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