Zimner Law

Your One Firm Solution

Real Estate Law in and around New York City – including New Jersey and Connecticut – is nuanced and complicated. That’s why you need a law firm with expertise and experience in your market and empathy for you and your transaction.  Zimner Law, although predominately focused on residential real estate transactions, can assist in several other practice areas, always with an eye toward you and your interests.

Feel free to reach out about any legal matter that arises in your personal or professional life. We are always available to discuss any legal need.  Our breadth and range in several areas of the law allow us to assist our clients in a multitude of ways.

Jay Zimner, Principal
For almost 20 years Jay Zimner, the founder and principal of Zimner Law, P.C., has been problem-solving for individuals and businesses in a wide variety of legal matters and proceedings. Jay has particular interest in real estate transactions, contract negotiations, and civil litigation.


Residential Real Estate Law

Our real estate practice includes residential and commercial purchases and sales, landlord-tenant matters, zoning, land use, development, cooperatives, condominiums, single-family and multifamily properties, among others.

Civil Litigation

Zimner Law is also available to help clients with non-transactional matters that arise in their personal and professional lives. In particular, civil litigation is a broad way of describing any non-criminal action.

“Leaders need to be facilitators, and help others get what they need.”

— Janeen Latini, Love to Lead


Jay was incredible to work with! He assisted with the sale of our coop and the purchase of a new one! He was professional and made the whole process as fun as buying a coop could be. Would highly recommend to friends & family and would use again if we find ourselves in a position to sell or buy again.
Kritin H.

Jay is a very unique warm -heart lawyer! I am so thankful to meet him and get his help on legal issue.
Lotus H.

Jay and his firm represented me in the sale of my New York coop apartment. He was fantastic and I recommend him highly. I have also recommended him to several friends and colleagues who used him as counsel for sales and purchases of residential and commercial properties and, without exception, they raved about him.
David A.

Jay was incredible to work Jay is hands down the best lawyer around. He helped me with a very difficult case and held my hand throughout the whole process until the successful end. I am so grateful for his work and his office.
Nadia R.

Points to Consider

Are you a foreigner that owns property in New York? Do you know the tax consequences when you sell that property?
Are you the executor or the administrator of an estate? Does that estate own property? We can assist you in legally transferring that property on behalf of the estate.
Joint Property Ownership
Do you know the legal consequences of owning a property with another person or legal entity? Have you planned for this ownership?
Investment v. Primary Residence
Are you purchasing property as an investment or is it your primary residence? Are you aware of the differences and rules governing each?
Cooperatives v. Condominiums
How will my closing costs be impacted when buying a cooperative v. a condominium? What are the long-term advantages and disadvantages relative to each?
New Construction
It may be shiny and nice, but what are my risks?