Wittenburg Law Firm, LLC

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate matters are a primary focus of the firm's practice. We assist clients in connection with the purchase, sale, lease and financing of office buildings, apartment complexes, distribution facilities, retail and warehouse space and other real property interests. Our representation includes counseling clients on matters involving title and transfer, environmental liability, zoning and other municipal compliance, demolition and development.


Our relationship with lenders has enhanced our commercial real estate practice.  In turn, we strive to provide value oriented service to our lender's customers in closing commercial loans throughout central and northern New York.  We guide our lender clients in structuring real estate and other secured loans, and also perform due diligence to ensure our client's protection and priority in the event of default, including obtaining proper authorization of entities that are obligated for payment and performance, identifying and resolving any potential title issues, providing review and analysis of engineering and environmental reports and securing documentation to evidence compliance with governmental requirements or conditions.

Entity Formation & Compliance

For almost any business, entity formation will be a primary consideration.  We counsel clients to achieve the most advantageous structure for their business. We prepare formation and operating documents for limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships and other business entities. We advise clients on compliance issues and best practices to avoid liability.

Business Law

While the bricks and mortar are an important part of a business, strategic planning for growth or succession is critical to the success of any business. We assist clients with the purchase and sale of businesses, including stock and asset based transactions and mergers. We work closely with accountants and other tax professionals to guide clients through the myriad of tax issues affecting the transfer of an existing business or the start of a new business.   

Residential Real Estate

In addition to our commercial practice, we also represent clients in connection with the purchase and sale of residential real estate, whether for personal use or investment. Our services include the preparation and/or review of required disclosures, review and/or negotiation of contracts, abstract review and preparation of title reports, drafting of easements or agreements to address title issues, review of  leases or other agreements affecting use of property; securing required municipal certificates of compliance or occupancy; and preparation of pre-possession and post-possession agreements.

Estate Planning, Probate & Administration

As a compliment to our business practice, we provide estate and disability planning services to our clients. We prepare Wills, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, and Powers of Attorney and often collaborate with other estate planning professionals to provide tailored services to meet our client's needs and accomplish stated objectives.