Practice Areas

Real Estate Corporate Trusts and Estates


Real Estate


Kee & Lau-Kee, PLLC has extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of buying, selling, financing commercial and residential properties. We handle cases throughout New York City, Long Island, and Westchester.

We represent buyers and sellers of real estate, as well as lenders, developers, business owners, landlords, tenants and others on matters including:

  • Commercial Leasing
  • Conveyancing
  • Co-ops
  • Deeds
  • Escrow
  • Entity formation
  • Estate planning (for real estate holdings)
  • Financing
  • Lease negotiations and review
  • 1031 Like-kind exchanges
  • Mortgage loans
  • Multi-party transactions
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Property closings
  • Property sales
  • Refinancings
  • Title issues
  • Title insurance

We negotiate and review contracts to advance and protect our clients. Our knowledge to resolve real estate disputes quickly. We assist individuals from out-of-New York who seek to invest in or already own New York real estate. Our firm also helps with estate and probate matters arising out of the sale of property.

Kee & Lau-Kee, PLLC is an approved settlement agent and acts as counsel for various lenders ranging from multinational banks to international banks. Our attorneys handle many aspects of real estate financing. With our long-standing experience, knowledge, and relationships which we established with lenders, mortgage brokers, real estate brokers, investors, developers, and landlords, the real estate attorneys at Kee & Lau-Kee, PLLC offer our clients efficient and professional representation, insuring your real estate transaction closes smoothly.


Corporate


At Kee & Lau-Kee, PLLC, we value the entrepreneurial spirit and are equipped to help you establish and grow your business. Whether you are planning to start a new business venture or restructuring, our firm will advise on the best corporate structure suitable for your needs and concerns. We will also assist in forming corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. The attorneys at Kee & Lau-Kee, PLLC understand the importance of helping clients identify and resolve potential problems before they become expensive and time-consuming drains on their business. We regularly represent and advise businesses on the following matters:

  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Strategic planning
  • Commercial transactions
  • Partnership agreements
  • Limited liability company agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Non-compete contracts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Dissolutions
  • Sale or transfer of business assets
  • Tax planning
  • Business planning
  • Commercial real estate lease agreements

We also advise business owners on matters related to business succession and estate planning. We prioritize your personal and business goals and work with your accountants, financial planners, bankers, life insurance advisors and others to draft trust and estate documents to protect your assets and preserve your business for future generations.


Trusts and Estates


Our firm understands the importance of a properly drafted Will. Without a Will, state law decides who will receive your property and who can administer your estate without consideration of your wishes or the needs of your family and friends. Your will guarantees that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and instructions.

Drafting involves various delicate concerns including custody, health-care issues, real estate, personal finances, and taxes. Our firm will ensure that your will is properly drafted, created and executed and will stand up in court.

In addition to will drafting, the attorneys at Kee & Lau-Kee, PLLC are experienced in preparing other estate planning instruments to secure your family’s future. Our firm is determined to establish an estate plan that addresses your distinct needs. We can help minimize estate taxes, created directives in the event of incapacity, avoid probate in certain circumstances, protect your assets, provide for your children and loved ones and ensure that your requests and wishes are met.

Please see below for some of the documents we commonly prepare as part of our estate practice:

  • Wills
  • Durable and Springing Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Living Wills
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Irrevocable Living Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts

Whether the client passed away with or without a Will or Trust, administrators, executors and trustees are required to handle a range of tasks with accountability to their heirs, the courts and the taxing authorities. Failing to do any of these timely or correctly can have a negative impact on the estate, estate assets, taxes and most of all its beneficiaries. At Kee & Lau-Kee, PLLC, our attorneys helps administrators, executors, and trustees carry out their responsibilities, including:

  • Admitting the Will to probate
  • Petition to administer the estate
  • Settling and distributing estate and/or trust assets
  • Inventorying and collecting assets
  • Accounting to beneficiaries
  • Overseeing time sensitive issues, such as disposition of real and tangible property