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If you're buying a home, fighting with your landlord, or have been the victim of mortgage fraud, you need to consult a lawyer.

The real estate attorneys at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC can help you understand your legal options and help you plan.

Learn how our team of attorneys can help resolve real estate issues throughout Hoboken and Kearny, NJ.

At Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC, our real estate legal services include:

  • Contracts
  • Disputes (tenant, buyer, seller, broker, neighbor)
  • Negotiations and purchases
  • Lease agreements
  • Property line disputes
  • Foreclosures
  • Breach of contract
  • Escrow and closing
  • Development contracts
  • Easements
  • Zoning
  • Permits
  • Financing
  • Landlord and tenant disputes

Residential Real Estate Transactions

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Buying a home, especially as a first-time buyer, is a major financial decision that involves significant paperwork, financial agreements and documentation, and contractual negotiations. This can be an exciting and sometimes stressful process, particularly when escrows and sales fall through because of a later discovery or when real estate agents fail to disclose important information.

Residential real estate transactions may concern:

  • Contracts
  • Easements
  • Property lines
  • Titles

Our real estate attorneys thoroughly understand the detailed legal matters associated with New Jersey real estate transactions. We assist with first-time residential real estate transactions and mortgage modifications. Working with the real estate agent or broker, we will attempt to make the purchase process as simple as possible.

Practicing Law for More Than 60 Years


The attorneys at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC, have been practicing law for over six decades combined. Their deep understanding of New Jersey real estate law can greatly benefit you.

"People who have your best interest at heart." Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC Are Here for You


Karen Baker


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Outstanding legal team. Behind every great lawyer is even better legal staff. Chip and Fred Dunne have assisted me on several matters, which yielded favorable results. Navigating legal matters requires experts and people who have your best interest at heart. I highly recommend this law firm and the staff employed there. You are in the best of hands with Dunne, Dunne & Cohen. I could not be happier and with the quality and professionalism of this firm.

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Shaun Sullivan


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I have used this office and all the attorneys for many different legal matters. If you are looking for top-notch attorneys that care more about the client than the paycheck they receive, then look no further!!! You definitely will not find a group of harder working or honest attorneys. All the attorneys put your best interest first and don't try and sell you what you want to hear. They are the most honest and caring group of attorneys that I have ever had the pleasure to deal with!!

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Foreclosure activity has slowed thanks to a freeze on foreclosures during the pandemic, but the federal moratorium expires at the end of September 2021.

Do You Need Help With Real Estate Matters? Our Attorneys Can Help

Whether you're buying a home, facing foreclosure, or finding a location for your business, the real estate attorneys of Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC, are here to help you. With offices in Hoboken and Kearny, NJ, we have helped homeowners and renters with their real estate disputes. Our focus is always on your best interests.

For more information about your legal options during a real estate dispute, contact our law firm online. You can also schedule a legal consultation by phone:

(201) 998-2727

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The New Jersey real estate lawyers of Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC, can assist you with real estate agents and transactions, lease and rental disputes, mortgages, and the division of property during a divorce.

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Contractual real estate comprises 90 percent of the real estate cases we handle. The attorneys of Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC take clients step-by-step through transactions from initial negotiations to contracts, finance options, and closing, ensuring that you are safeguarded against contract disputes or litigation.

"I would highly recommend this firm" 5-Star Reviews for Our Lawyers


karen pajak


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Lenny’s expertise in understanding my case was undeniable. Amazing analytical abilities and understanding of the court process. He has always been upfront and honest about the possibilities, and was empathetic and compassionate during this difficult time. Highly effective communicator, in court and on a personal level. You will not find a better lawyer or law firm. I cannot thank you and your staff enough for your devotion to our case.

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David Rust


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We worked with Chip. What can I say, when I called he called back , when I had a question he was ready with an answer, he even made himself available by text. We used Chip to settle an insurance Claim for faulty construction. We received what was due to us because Chip was smart and fought hard for the most money possible. I would highly recommend this firm, and would use them again if needed.

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Commercial Real Estate Considerations

Commercial real estate transactions in Hoboken, NJ, and nearby areas often include the buying or selling of property, development contracts with the city that require permits, or lease agreements. Some difficulties that may arise in these transactions are:

Rent Discrepancies

If the building owner is still working on the space you are going to rent, there may be a gap between your first payment and the actual date you move in. This can result in disagreements about how much is due and when.

Renewing a Lease

Commercial owners benefit from lengthier lease agreements and may want you to commit to the contract for several years at the start. A real estate attorney can review the lease agreement and negotiate a shorter period.


If you have to relocate during your lease, subletting seems like the natural course of action. However, many landlords view this unfavorably. It is important to make sure the provision is in the initial agreement.


If the property is subject to foreclosure during your tenancy, you could be evicted and your contract canceled. A non-disturbance clause in your lease agreement allows you to remain on the property and finish your lease.
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Real Estate in a Divorce Equitable Distribution of Property

Dividing real estate in a divorce can be extremely contentious. The state of New Jersey divides marital property equitably rather than a simple 50/50 split. Many disputes arise over who gets to retain a marital home as well as any rental or vacation properties. Similarly, a couple may argue about who gets saddled with any mortgage debt.

Since Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC handles family law cases as well as real estate matters, our lawyers have ample familiarity with these issues and offer invaluable insight during your divorce.

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"Highly recommended!" Attorneys Committed to Hoboken and Kearny, NJ


Abanoub Nakhla


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I contacted this office for advice and was given a thirty-minute consultation by Mr. Ibrahim right away. He was very polite, extremely knowledgeable, and was able to cater to my needs. Highly recommended!

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Sin Rossi


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Mr. Dunne III, "Chip," is an excellent attorney. He is aggressive when defending his clients, yet very patient and kind as he tentatively listens to his clients concerns. Moreover, when the other party is using delay tactics, Chip, does not take advantage to increase his billable hours. Worth every dime!

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Dunne, Dunne & Cohen LLC

Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC is a family-owned and operated law firm. Our attorneys have represented clients in in both civil and criminal law for a combined total of over 60 years. Our prestigious distinctions and affiliations include:

  • National Premier Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney 
  • American Institute of Family Attorneys 10 Best 2015
  • American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorney's 2017
  • National Top 10 Trial Lawyers 

If you are looking for legal representation, contact a member of our trustworthy team for a free consultation. You can reach one of our accessible office locations in Hoboken and Kearny, NJ, online, or by calling (201) 998-2727.

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