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Focusing on Residential & Commercial Real Estate Transactions & Disputes



Real Estate Transactions

Residential and commercial real estate transactions in New York City often present complex and unique challenges. 

A focal point of the firm's practice is representing clients in the acquisition and disposition of condominium and cooperative units, new construction developments and existing conversion projects, townhouses, commercial buildings, mixed-use buildings, and office space throughout the New York City market.

The firm handles all aspects of real estate transactions, including conducting due diligence review, preparation and negotiation of contracts of sale, negotiation of loan documents, title clearance, and closings. Our due diligence review includes, but is not limited to, reviewing building financials, board minutes, offering plans, and engaging management companies to independently verify unit-specific conditions and complaints. 

The firm has particular focus and experience handling Internal Revenue Code ("I.R.C.") 1031 exchanges, purchases involving loan consolidation, extension and modification agreements ("CEMAs"), Housing Development Fund Corporation ("HDFC") transactions, land leases, and we have extensive experience handling transactions involving foreign investors.

Real Estate Litigation & Disputes

The firm's focus on litigation and dispute resolution includes the following matters:

* lease disputes

* boundary line disputes

* retention of contract deposits

* specific performance

* partition actions

* fraud claims

* foreclosures

* landlord/tenant claims

* mechanics liens

* brokerage commissions

* real estate broker liability

* coop/condo board disputes

* contractor termination

* construction contracts

* construction defects

* breaches of contracts of sale

* emotional support animals

Coop/Condo General Counsel


The firm offers general counsel to cooperative and condominium boards in connection with all facets of building management, which includes improving and/or creating building governing documents (i.e. by-laws, house rules), enforcement of unpaid owner association dues, and improving the general operation of building management.



The Jorges Law Firm, PLLC is a boutique real estate law firm located in lower Manhattan. The firm was founded with one simple objective: to provide cost-effective legal advice to clients involved in complex real estate transactions or disputes throughout the New York metropolitan area. We are committed to providing clients with an unparalleled level of responsiveness that is often overlooked in the legal profession. 

Whether you are a first-time home buyer, a commercial real estate investor or developer, or someone whose real estate asset is at risk, we are here to help.

Andrew C. Jorges - Adam Leitman Bailey P
Andrew C. Jorges, Esq.
Founder/Managing Member

One Battery Park Plaza, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10004

T. (212) 293-5747

f. (646) 992-3540



Andrew C. Jorges is the firm’s founder and focuses his practice on residential and commercial real estate transactions and disputes. During his career, Andrew has participated in over one thousand real estate transactions with an aggregate value in excess of five hundred million dollars consisting of cooperative and condominium units, townhouses, multi-family properties, and commercial properties throughout the New York metropolitan area. He also has extensive experience representing cooperative and condominium boards throughout New York City, as well as handling complex litigation matters related to contract disputes, specific performance, partition actions, landlord/tenant matters, and general commercial litigation.

Andrew has been selected to the Super Lawyers 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 New York Metro Rising Stars list in the area of Real Estate Law and Business, an honor that is limited to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in New York State.

Andrew has been quoted in the New York Times and frequently lectures at some of the most prominent real estate brokerages in New York City. He is licensed by the New York Department of State to teach continuing education courses in the field of residential and commercial real estate.

In addition to owning and operating the Jorges Law Firm, PLLC, Andrew is Of Counsel to the law firm Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. where he collaborates on highly complex real estate transactions and disputes throughout New York State.

Prior to starting his practice, Andrew worked at several boutique real estate law firms where he handled a variety of real estate matters including transactional real estate, real estate litigation, and provided general counsel to boards of directors and managers in connection with various facets of building management and operations. Andrew previously worked in the New York office of the accounting firm KPMG, LLP as an auditor.

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York



Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business








One Battery Park Plaza, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10004

t. (212) 293-5747

f. (646) 992-3540


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