We were so happy with his services

We just worked with Phil Lavender on our purchase of a brownstone in Brooklyn.  Phil was very knowledgeable and assisted us throughout the entire process, from when we put in our offers and counteroffers, through closing and post-closing.  We were so happy with his services that I decided to sing my praises on Yelp, despite my not having posted in a long, long time.

He was always available to speak to us, explain, and answer our questions (and we had many).  He was a calm and steady presence throughout the transaction, helping us navigate through the process whether it was the bank or the seller that raised unexpected issues.  He drafted riders to the purchase agreement that were favorable to us and went above and beyond at the closing, paying attention to details and meticulously ensuring we were protected.

All in all, two thumbs up.  We would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney for real estate transactions.  This is a review coming from two attorneys, so I hope that gives you some further assurance!

— A L., Chicago, IL

Would highly recommend him

Phil was a consummate professional. He displayed incredible patience and was personally involved with every step of the process.

Would highly recommend him

— Betty H., Manhattan, NY

He was great.

Phil represented me and my husband in a wonky purchase with c of o issues. He was great. I am an attorney myself and chose not to represent myself but have Phil do. I will go back to him for future transactions.

— Yana F., Brooklyn, NY

Go with this guy, you will not be disappointed.

Phil has been not only a trusted lawyer through a tangled real estate transaction, he has been responsive, thoughtful and level headed every time I had a meltdown. I referred Phil as my ‘therapist/lawyer.” He took time to conference with me a few times even before I retained him. His assistant, Katrice Clermont is ‘steady Eddy’, equally calm, thoughtful and competent. Believe me, a deal can fall apart if you do not have the right lawyer. Go with this guy, you will not be disappointed.

— M B., Brooklyn, NY

he saved us a lot of trouble

Phil assisted with the purchase of our first home, a condo. Due to his attention to detail, he saved us a lot of trouble by ensuring that the sponsor would deliver on the additional work he promised. While others in our building ran into trouble getting work done after signing the contract, ours ensured that they were legally required to make the fixes. We’ll use Phil again the next time we need a real estate lawyer!

— CK W., Brooklyn, NY

Phil is a shiny, rare and true gem.

I have known Phil Lavender for a decade. Interestingly we met on opposing sides of a large real estate transaction. That said, Phil Lavender is an excellent attorney, period. Despite being a lawyer, Phil is a loving and dedicated father, a devoted husband to his beautiful wife, and he is also, I am proud to say, my friend. In a professional field mostly known for it’s ubiquity of jagged pebbles in the shoe’s of society, Phil is a shiny, rare and true gem. His most distinguishing characteristic, is one he doesn’t advertise or he may not even know is completely obvious to all, including himself, Phil actually has a moral compass that always stays true and it always points North no matter the size of the storm. I consider myself fortunate to have met him.
Ezra Orchard

— Ezra O., Brooklyn, NY
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