Practice Areas

Michael Lessack Esq.

John McGlade Esq.

Residential Real Estate



  • Review and negotiation of the real estate contract,

  • Explanation of the real estate contract and mortgage commitment to the buyer,

  • Resolving any issues (including issues of repair, termite damage, etc.) prior to closing,

  • Correspondence with the seller’s attorney, title company and mortgage company,

  • Preparation for closing, including obtaining necessary title work,

  • Review of mortgage commitment and title commitment, and

  • Representation at closing.



  • Preparation, review and negotiation of the real estate contract,

  • Explanation of the real estate contract to the seller,

  • Resolving any issues (including issues of repair, termite damage, etc.) prior to closing,

  • Correspondence with the buyer’s attorney,

  • Preparation for closing, and

  • Representation at closing.



Commercial Real Estate


  • Closings

    • Purchases and acquisitions

    • Sale

    • Contract Negotiations

  • Commercial Leasing

    • Negotiations on behalf of landlords or tenants

    • Litigation on behalf of landlords or tenants

  • Condominium and Cooperative Housing Associations

    • Representation of associations and boards

    • General Counsel

    • Litigation

  • Development

    • Real estate investors

    • Developers and property owners seeking site plan approval, zoning changes, zoning variances, financing or designation as re-developer

    • Public sector and private sector redevelopment counsel

    • Parties in real estate buy-sell agreements

    • Lenders and borrowers

    • Joint venture agreements

    • Limited partnerships

Wills, Trusts & Estates

We provide a full range of services to meet all your estate planning needs.


We will work with you to create a complete, comprehensive plan to preserve your wealth and ensure that your wishes are carried out. Estate planning documents such as a Last Will and Trusts along with advanced directives such as a Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy are needed to avoid uncertainty and litigation.


We have the tools, knowledge and experience necessary to give you and your family financial security and, ultimately, the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have a properly designed and implemented plan in place for the future.


Landlord /Tennant

Our office represents both landlords and tenants in all disputes including failure to pay rent or consistently late payments, unacceptable behavior on either side, lease negotiations, property maintenance and living conditions, and illegal rental or subletting.

  • Evictions for nonpayment of rent

  • Notice to vacate procedures

  • Ejectment actions to remove unauthorized occupants and other actions

  • Owner-occupied reasons for removal such as squatting

  • Dealing with illegal occupants of property, nontenants or trespassers

  • Loud music and other disturbances and disorderly conduct

  • Damage to property

  • Any violation of the terms of the lease

Short Sales/ Foreclosures

Many homeowners throughout New Jersey are faced with the harsh reality that they owe more on their homes than what they could sell them for. If you are “upside down” on your home, but need to sell it, you could make an arrangement with the lender to sell the house for less than what is owed.


This type of arrangement is called a short sale, because the lender and other creditors who have liens on the property agree to accept the sale price of your home in satisfaction of your mortgage debt, even though the sale price doesn’t satisfy your outstanding mortgage balance.

There are many different arrangements that can be made with lenders, but the type of arrangement will depend on the bank that holds the loan.


Short sales can be cumbersome to negotiate, because much time will be spent going back and forth between the lender, as well as other creditors who may have a lien on the property, and the purchaser with different offers and settlement amounts. This is because the lender and other creditors who may have a lien on the property want to collect as much money as possible from the homeowner. Our attorneys will fight hard on your behalf to get you the best results possible. A short sale can be a great option for people who would otherwise have no choice but to take a significant loss when selling their home.

Municipal Court ​

We can assist you in any municipal court in the State of New Jersey representing clients charged with traffic violations, we have been successful at not only reducing the fines and points imposed against our clients, but we have also in many cases, had the charges dismissed. 

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Lessack & Mcglade​

1553 Lemoine Avenue

Fort Lee, NJ 07024

(201) 886-2476