Real Estate Law

Brown Altman & DiLeo provides a broad and complete range of legal services to the real estate development industry throughout Long Island and New York Metropolitan area, including all towns, villages and cities throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We take pride in our unique ability to approach our clients’ matters in a fresh way, combing our expertise and creativity with state-of-the-art technology and the highest level of integrity to successfully deliver outstanding results.

We specialize in multiple aspects of Real Estate and Real Property law, including:


Brown Altman & Dileo is here to assist you in every aspect of your commercial real estate project. We work with developers, and lenders in acquisitions, capital and funding, divestitures, and joint ventures for multi-family housing, commercial, retail, and industrial properties.


Brown Altman & Dileo has been assisting our clients with all phases of commercial and residential development zoning and subdivision issues for many years.  Our land use attorneys and zoning lawyers also prepare and review easements, mediate disputes about boundaries and public and private road matters. Our long-standing experience and familiarity with officials and municipalities is an asset to our clients.


Our firm understands the issues facing landlords and tenants during lease negotiations under a variety of market environments. Our real estate attorneys are adept at advising landlords and tenants on leasing structures for all types of properties, including space and complex ground leases, sale-leaseback transactions, build-to-suit leases, and credit tenant and bondable lease financing structures.




Even the most well planned real estate transactions can run into problems where litigation may be the only way to solve a dispute. Brown Altman & Dileo attorneys have substantive experience real estate litigation. We represent clients in various forums, including state and federal court, administrative and other state and federal agencies, and arbitral organizations.


Brown Altman & Dileo’s clients benefit from our attorney’s appellate experience and knowledge of the procedural rules unique to appellate practice. Our attorneys evaluate complex cases by reviewing the facts, records, and evidence. We creatively analyze and frame the legal issues, draft briefs, and present arguments with clarity and persuasion before appellate courts. We are also adept at persuading appellate courts to exercise discretionary review powers to agree to accept appeals.


Our firm helps clients evaluate and quantify environmental risks to make informed decisions and resolve environmental issues before a problem arises. We also educate and advise to protect our clients from past contamination and non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.


Construction professionals advise developers, owners, operators, contractors, design professionals, and project sponsors. Our team will draft and negotiate contracts and supply agreements, counsel on pricing, scheduling, impacts, and product delivery methods, and resolve management disputes and protests.


Our firm offers detailed expertise administrative law areas, including subsidy grant and determination, regulatory and enforcement, government liability, and public authority permit and contracting issues.