As Long Island real estate attorneys, we take pride in the diversity of matters in which we serve our clients. Our clients include commercial buyers and sellers, commercial landlords and commercial tenants, brokers, developers, architects, and contractors, as well as municipalities.


We provide hands-on representation in all aspects of real estate transactions, development, and land use.

Gathman & Bennett has extensive experience in commercial and residential real estate transactions representing buyers and sellers.  In addition to negotiating contracts of sale, Gathman & Bennett can assist you in preparation of leases, and helping you determine what type of entity you may need to form when purchasing property, such as corporation or Limited Liability Company.

The firm’s experience in municipal law also enables us to counsel a purchaser regarding a commercial property acquisition to advise a purchaser whether or not their planned use of the property would require Zoning or Planning Board relief to identify any such contingencies to be included in a contract.

Gathman & Bennett has extensive experience in Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Like Kind Exchanges. Our firm has assisted clients with reverse like kind exchanges and multiple property exchanges, with a properly structured section 1031 exchange you may be able to avoid taxation on profits from the sale of real property held for productive use in your business.

We strive to positively influence our community and provide fair and reasonable legal services. We believe that by using technology to create efficiency in our practice we are able to maintain competitive rates and increase access to high quality legal services for business owners.


Whether you’re starting a company, or looking to sell a company you’ve built, we serve as your legal counsel each step of the way. No project is too small or trivial, and our continuous and accessible support allows you to focus on what’s important to you.