New Jersey Real Estate Lawyer
At the Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, L.L.C., real estate law is just about all we do. Whether you are trying to evict tenants or eject occupants from your property, or you are contesting an unfair real estate tax assessment, or your municipal zoning office will not approve a necessary use for your property, you can count on our attorneys and support staff to work for you. Our office also handles real estate closings, collections, municipal defense, and estate planning.
In the past 15 years, our office has reduced tax assessments for our clients by more than $67 million. We have also filed more than 10,000 evictions and ejectments throughout the State of New Jersey. Monmouth County real estate lawyer Michael D. Mirne looks forward to serving you throughout New Jersey.Landlord Tenant
Whether you own just one rental unit, or you own hundreds of rental units, having a single tenant who is delinquent in rent can present a major financial burden, that can result in thousands of dollars in lost revenue that may never be recovered. On average, an eviction based upon non-payment of rent will reach trial within about 4 weeks of the time they are filed. Our office prides itself in quick and efficient processing of eviction complaints so that they are assigned the earliest possible court date.
The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, L.L.C. is also unique in its attention to details in processing of eviction complaints that are based on reasons other than non-payment of rent. Notices are carefully drawn and calendared with specific follow up dates and continuous communication from our office to our clients to ensure that each notice to the tenant has the most current and updated information regarding the cause for eviction.Tax Appeals
In New Jersey, the amount of real estate taxes you will be required to pay is based upon the tax assessor’s opinion of the value of your property. The problem is that predicting property values using a bulk approach leads to thousands of properties each year that are over-assessed. The owners of these over-assessed properties will then be forced to pay more than their fair share of property taxes. Since real estate tax rates are very high in New Jersey, also having an assessment that is in excess of what it should be has left many New Jersey residents unable to afford their houses. The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, L.L.C. provides tax appeal services on a contingent fee basis to assist taxpayers whose properties are over-assessed. The real estate lawyer at our Monmouth County firm has filed more than 1000 tax appeals in 18 out of 21 counties in New Jersey as well as the Tax Court and we are pleased to announce that we have successfully reduced the assessments for our tax appeal clients by nearly $67 Million.Ejectments
Some of our clients need to remove occupants who are not tenants. The occupants have no lease and they have paid no rent. In some cases, the occupant is a former owner of the property and the occupant has failed to vacate the property following a foreclosure. In other cases, the occupant is someone who is a family member of the owner and the occupant has refused to vacate the property despite being requested to do so. In either case, occupants who are not tenants are removed through a process known as an Ejectment. Due to recent rule changes, New Jersey Courts are now processing Ejectment Actions much faster than they used to. At the Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, L.L.C., we have helped thousands of property owners remove unwanted occupants. Our goal is to obtain the necessary Writ of Possession in order to enable property owners to be able to exercise their basic rights to sell, lease, use, give away, enter or refuse access to their properties.Land Use and Zoning
Land Use regulations are necessary in order to prevent urban sprawl. But sometimes land use or zoning requirements can be overly oppressive and present an undue hardship to the property owners. In order to relax these requirements, property owners may seek a variance from the municipal zoning board of adjustment or the planning board. The Law Office of Michael D. Mirne, L.L.C. works with experienced and knowledgeable architects, engineers, surveyors and planners who can testify at your hearing and present evidence in support of your application. Our Monmouth County real estate lawyer has a very high success rate of winning zoning and planning board applications and we can help you make sure that your application is approved.Estate Planning
Providing for your loved ones after you are no longer around to look after them is very important goal for most families. Most families will benefit from a simple will that transfers property to a surviving spouse, with an alternate disposition to children. Some families require a more complex estate plan that will utilize trusts to care for minors and incompetent dependents. In either case, our office has the resources to draft your Will, your Trust, and any special documents, including a health care proxy and medical directive.Municipal Defense
Since our firm opened in 2002, we have been representing landlords and property owners throughout New Jersey. In these cases, our clients are the Plaintiffs, who commence the action. However, there are many instances in which our client is the defendant in a municipal action concerning an alleged city ordinance violation or code enforcement issue. Since these types of matters generally result in a negotiated settlement, in which fines are substantially compromised, it is essential to hire the right attorney, who has appeared on multiple occasions in the same municipal court, and has developed a good working relationship with the municipal prosecutor and the code enforcement department. The real estate attorney at our Monmouth County firm has appeared in hundreds of municipal court matters in more than 50 difference towns in New Jersey. These towns include Toms River, Lakewood, New Brunswick, Old Bridge, Long Branch, Asbury Park, Neptune, Red Bank, Keansburg and many others. In nearly all matters, have been successful at negotiating a substantially reduced settlement for our clients that are facing fines and penalties.Real Estate Closings
Whether you are buying or selling a property, you need an attorney who will guide you through the process. Our office staff will aggressively negotiate the terms of a contract on your behalf and efficiently guide your matter through the attorney review process. We will make sure that the process is not unnecessarily delayed by mortgage and inspection contingencies, and we will carefully review all closing documents to make sure that you receive all proper credits on your closing statement. In addition to closings, our office handles refinances and deed transfers.Collections
In conjunction with our Landlord Tenant practice, our firm offers a wide range of options for landlords and business that need to recover uncollected payments. For our clients who qualify for our services, we will file the necessary action to recover the debt. We will then seek Judgment against the debtor and file the necessary documents to enforce a wage garnishment, or bank account levy upon the debtor. In cases where the debtor has no wages or assets that we can levy upon, Monmouth County real estate attorney Michael D. Mirne will docket your judgment as a Statewide lien, so it can be enforced for up to twenty years.
Please contact us with your legal questions or concerns. We will be happy to schedule a consultation with you to discuss your problems and concerns.