Industries & Services

Serving a diverse range of industries across an array of service areas.


Industries & Services

Serving a diverse range of industries across an array of service areas.

Real Estate Law

The Towne Law Firm, P.C. services

The Towne Law Firm, P.C. has more than 40 years of reliably handling all facets of real estate law and every aspect of real estate transactions.

Our extensive experience handling commercial foreclosures and knowledge of specific court systems in New York State allows us to streamline and expedite the process, significantly reducing the time it takes to have a receiver appointed. The immediate appointment of a receiver in a commercial or multi/mixed use setting helps limit the banking institution’s exposure for potential premises raiding and the lost revenue that may result from borrower acts.

The Firm is examining counsel for Chicago Title Insurance Company, as well as Stewart Title Insurance Company. In that capacity, Partners, James Towne and Shalini Natesan can address and resolve title issues involving tax liens, boundary line and survey issues, legal descriptions of property, chain of title disputes, foreclosure and bankruptcy issues. While Darla Dobert, the Firm’s Title Coordinator, can examine Abstracts and title searches as well as obtaining additional search requirements to create the title commitment in a timely manner, all of which streamlines the closing process for our clients and all parties involved in the closing transaction.

The Firm is involved in real estate transactions throughout New York State, regularly advising buyers, sellers and lenders in Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Fulton, Montgomery, Monroe, Oswego, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster, Warren, Washington and Westchester counties – from offices in or near each county.

We represent buyers, sellers, businesses, banks, and both commercial and residential lenders.

Our complete services allow us to represent clients before zoning, planning and municipal boards and before a variety of New York State agencies. Our extensive experience allows our attorneys to undertake a variety of issues and even challenge local decisions through Article 78 proceedings.

Whether commercial or residential, a purchase or sale or a dispute with your municipality, the real estate attorneys at The Towne Law Firm, P.C. can make your Real Estate the home sweet home you were hoping it would be.

We provide representation and counsel for:

  • The purchase, sale, and leasing of residential and commercial properties
  • Resolving tax liens
  • Boundary line and survey issues
  • Legal descriptions of property
  • Chain of title disputes
  • Financing, foreclosure and bankruptcy issues for lenders and developers
  • Permitting and siting for telecommunications carriers
  • Industrial Development Agency (IDA) applications
  • Zoning and planning board applications and appeals
  • SEQRA review process
  • Property line disputes

Reliable Experience

We have represented clients involving the sale of commercial properties with an aggregate value in excess of $45 million dollars, including sales to publicly traded companies. Our Firm also represents lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial loan workouts.

TLF is a proud business member of the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® (GCAR) and Southern Adirondack REALTORS®, Inc., as well as a proud supporter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. TLF is also an affiliate member of the Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Inc.

Greater Capital Association of REALTORS logo    Southern Adirondack Realtors Logo

CIREB logo     Women’s Council of REALTORS Logo


The Towne Law Firm Sponsors Tour de Cure: A Ride for Diabetes

ALBANY, NY | At The Towne Law Firm, we are committed to positively impacting our community and supporting causes that reflect our core values. Recently, we had the privilege of sponsoring the Tour de Cure, an outstanding cycling event organized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The Tour de Cure is an annual event that […]

Jun 4, 2024 - Read More

Partner James Towne Published in Times Union on His Recent Ukraine Trip

ALBANY, NY | Recently, TLF Partner James Towne was published in an article for The Times Union on his recent trip to Ukraine, where he bore witness to the remarkable resilience and determination of the Ukrainian people in the face of ongoing challenges posed by war and devastation. The article goes in depth about his […]

May 31, 2024 - Read More