295 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10017

At Jorges & Bowers, LLP, we are trusted advisors and advocates for real estate transactions, estate planning and the administration of estates.

Our past clients often refer us to their friends, colleagues and family members. To learn more, read our client testimonials below. If you want to schedule a consultation with us, please contact us online or call us at (212) 768-0088.

“A couple of caveats first. (1) I am tough -- you can look through my review distribution and see that I am not shy about keeping businesses accountable. (2) I rarely have an experience with a lawyer that is positive. I always get stuck with a bill that is unexpectedly high or getting shuffled between junior less experienced lawyers. That said, working with Nick has been awesome. He is thoughtful and thorough. He takes ownership for his work and follows the steps and details of the transaction closely. I was never worried that I would not be able to reach him or that he would overlook the details. He is smart and he has your back. He has now worked on 3 real estate transactions for me. I will continue to use him for all my transactions in the NY area.”
Kevin G.
“Nick was awesome helping us with our condo purchase and closing. It was our first time buying and he was super nice and patient answering all of our questions. He is prompt, efficient, and handled everything with ease. We will definitely use him for all of our future real estate transactions.”
Stephen Y.
“Highly professional and sophisticated law firm! We have now used Nick Bowers twice (once from the buy and the second time from the sell side) and couldn't be more thrilled with his professionalism, respect, and attention to detail. Both closings went smoothly given his firm's deep experience. We also had an issue when purchasing a home related to the seller, and Nick went above and to fix the issue without charging more for all his extra time...he truly cares about his clients!”
Vamsi Y.
“As a real estate investor, I give a lot of respect to this professional, reliable and transparent team led by Nick. Great communication and lead from A-Z. They will definitely become my go-to legal professionals for any real estate transaction in NY!”
Alon I.
“We used them for a (co-op) home purchase in Brooklyn. It's kind of nuts to consider how much work they put into the process given how reasonable their price was. They were always available to us for questions and pushed the process forward when needed. Closing was super smooth. We felt very lucky to have them on our side.”
Kevin E.
“Nick Bowers is a top notch attorney. He represented me for my condo purchase but based on how he handled this I would go to him for other services as well. When we were going over the contract, he took the time to address all of my concerns and explain the fine print - he speak in a way that anyone can easily understand. His knowledge of real estate transactions is superb! He and his team responded timely to emails, were organized, and worked efficiently and quickly to make sure that I was aware of all important deadlines and tasks. Thank you Nick Bowers and team - I am a very happy homeowner.”
Susie L.
“Nick and his team have worked with dozens of my residential sales clients over the past 5yrs to review/negotiate contracts, perform due diligence and support exclusive listings. In every situation, the quality of work done and customer service provided exceed expectations. Transactions always close on time, and clients are universally happy. I am very pleased to refer Nick and his team to all my clients, family and friends. And will continue to do so going forward.”
Soren B.
“During my 6 years as a real estate agent, I have never been more impressed with a real estate attorney than I have been with Nick. His patience and dedication are never ending. He is thorough, always responsive, and trustworthy. I recommend him to every single one of my clients, and I even used him for my own transaction. He takes time to explain things to his clients, and always keeps their comfort and best interest in mind. I cannot recommend him more highly. You won't be disappointed!”
Justine L.
“Nick has been my real estate attorney for many years. He has successfully negotiated and closed two complex condo transactions on my behalf. Nick and his staff are professional, responsive and thorough. In addition, to knowing the ins and outs of Manhattan real estate, Nick is also extremely attentive to his clients and understands the stresses involved in buying or selling an apartment. I highly recommend Nick!”
Allison C.
“Nick Bowers is not only a terrific attorney but, he is a wonderful person. He was most helpful and generous with his time and legal acumen. I will forever be grateful for his kind approach. He was the bright spot in an otherwise tense situation.”
Suzin C.
“Highly recommend Nick and Team for their real estate legal services. We worked with the team to purchase a condo in Manhattan. They were fantastic through the entire process from due diligence to closing. Excellent communication and transparency from each of the team members who we interacted with. So glad to have had them in our corner during the intense NYC home buying process!”
Siddhi K.
“We worked with Nick and Paul as well as their team. Everyone was very nice and very helpful. They will be my go to for attorney needs”-
Sagar S.
“As a Real Estate broker, I can't say enough positive things about Nick and his office. In fact, he's always first on my list of attorneys I recommend for my buyers and sellers. He's easy to get in touch with, and is patient when my clients have questions. His closings are always efficient, and he is a very proactive problem-solver. I will continue to recommend Nick and everyone at his office, and look forward to working with him again!”
Matt B.
“We needed a real estate attorney for the purchase of our first home (an apartment in Brooklyn) and Nick came highly recommended by our broker. Nick and his associates were extremely responsive, reliable, responsible, and reasonable. Nick made the arduous process of buying a home in NYC easier and we couldn't be happier with the level of service he provided. We wouldn't hesitate to hire Nick again for any future real estate transactions and can't say enough nice things about him and his professional staff.”
Michael M.
“Nick was recommended to me by a friend who bought a house in Bushwick, and he did a tremendous job working on our purchase of a co-op apartment in prospect heights. He worked through a variety of complex and difficult situations that arose while always advocating our best interests. Nick and his team were always available over the phone and email to answer any all of our questions. If you're looking for a real estate attorney - you're not going to find any one better than Nick.”
A. G.
“Nick made me feel like I was his only client (although I know I wasn't) with remarkably quick and accurate responses. I've done 19 real estate transactions, and Nick is head and shoulders above the rest in managing closes. I would recommend Nick to anyone. Many thanks Nick.”
Dan P.
“Had a great experience with Nick when my wife and I bought our co-op and he represented us in the transaction. We were first-time buyers and he was patient and helpful throughout the process.”
Matthew Z.
“I used Nicholas Bowers through the suggestion of a friend who is a real estate agent to help me through the legalities of assigning title on my house to myself while going through a tricky divorce. He was fast efficient friendly and extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone.”
Grahame H.
“Just purchased a new home in Manhattan and can't say enough great things about Nick and his colleagues! Nick was very patient through the process and took as much time for us as we needed to understand the process. Buying a home is particularly nerve-racking so it was so nice to work with a lawyer that was always there when you needed something. Super responsive and also very thorough. It was apparent how strong Nick's experience was in real estate throughout our transaction. Highly recommend to anyone!”
Kris Y.
“Nick was absolutely fantastic! He was super helpful during and after the home purchase. He was always on call when we had questions, and he gave great advice.”
K.S.
“I worked with Andrew on my first property purchase in New York. He was calm and authoritative throughout, and helped make what could have been a stressful and intimidating process absolutely seamless. He was always available - and explained the process step by step. Would give a 10 star review if Google would allow it.”
Bobo K.
“We used Nick for a COOP purchase in Brooklyn.. if they had 10 stars we'd give it to him. Amazingly nice, very responsive.... our first deal fell through and Nick did the 2nd one as well with no extra fees... he's the best!!!!”
Jules J.
“I've worked with Andrew on both buying and selling my condo in Brooklyn and can't recommend him enough. He is super responsive, professional, and made both buying and selling my condo a smooth and easy process. Highly recommend Andrew and will definitely reach out to his law office again for my future real estate transaction needs!”
John K.
“Andrew represented us in two very different real estate matters. Andrew is knowledgeable, patient, and determined, making clients feel reassured that he is helping them through the unfamiliar and complicated procedures and process. Highly recommend Andrew Jorges.”
Ruxandra H.
“We have used Andrew Jorges for two recent NYC co-op purchase closings and found him to be an outstanding advocate for us; and collegial and easy to work with. His real estate knowledge in a complex marketplace was evident throughout the process and his communications kept us fully apprised and on track. We would recommend Andrew to anyone considering a co-op/condo purchase or sale.”
Richard S.
“We worked with Andrew on our recent condo sale in NYC. Very smooth process and very responsive — look forward to working with Andrew again in the future.”
Martin P.
“Nick is a great lawyer. He represented us when we bought our condo. He is patient, hard-working, and very professional. He knows what he is doing and can explain it to us in a way that we can understand. I also completely trusted him with everything. I highly recommend Nick and would definitely hire him again.”
Elisa S.
“Andrew is 100% the attorney you want representing you in a real estate transaction. Whip-smart, responsive, reachable (huge plus!), friendly, and proactive, he will make sure you are prepared and well represented throughout your transaction. He took his time to answer all of my (many and endless) questions. I would love to work with Andrew again. Thanks Andrew!”
Patty H.
" Andrew was our lawyer on a sponsor transaction in NYC. He was extremely knowledgeable about the developer, the building and the nature of these types of transactions. It was rather complicated on our side and Andrew was both extremely clear in his communications and played the quarterback role effectively as he coordinated across multiple geographically disparate parties. The closing was fast and successful thanks to Andrew. I will work with Andrew in the future and would highly recommend others do the same.”
Sean S.
“Nick is a great lawyer. He really looks out for his clients. We were selling our condo without an agent. He recommended a few great agents to make sure we were getting a fair price. Answered a million questions and gave great advice. Both Nick and Andrew were always available either by phone or e-mail at almost any hour. The personal service that we received went above and beyond our expectations. Our closing couldn't have been any easier. I highly recommend Nick and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.”
Catherine C.
“We worked with Andrew Jorges on our closing of a co-op in a building with a rather strict and demanding management. He made it all as easy as one can wish for - efficient, readily available, quite patient and very detailed. Walked us through the possible catch-ups in all docs and made sure to address all our concerns. With his help the closing was a breeze after all. Highly recommend!”
Ellen M.
“Andrew was extremely knowledgeable, professional and responsive during my purchase of a co-operative apartment in Manhattan. From negotiating the contract of sale; to the review of the co-operative's financials and legal documents; to the final closing; etc., the service was excellent and the legal advice was exceptional.”-
Jon F.
“Working with Andrew Jorges as our real estate lawyer was an absolute pleasure. He was incredibly knowledgeable and thorough throughout the entire process of purchasing our NYC apartment. His attention to detail and ability to anticipate any potential issues made the transaction run smoothly and stress-free. He was always available to answer any questions we had and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and informed every step of the way. In addition to his exceptional legal skills, Andrew also has a deep understanding of the NYC real estate market, which was invaluable in helping us find the perfect apartment. He is well-connected and has great relationships with other industry professionals, which made the process even more seamless. He also had great negotiation skills, which helped us get the best deal possible. Overall, we are extremely grateful to have had Andrew as our lawyer and feel confident that we would not have been able to purchase our dream apartment without his expertise. He truly goes above and beyond for his clients and we cannot recommend him enough. Andrew Jorges is the best real estate lawyer in NYC, hands down!”
Kent B.
“Andrew Jorges was the attorney who handled the sale of my co-op apartment in Manhattan, which closed on 8/28/2023. I was completely satisfied with the way Mr. Jorges handled all aspects of this matter, and I highly recommend him. In all my dealings with him, it was clear that my interests were his #1 priority. He handled all matters relative to my case swiftly and carefully, including on weekends and holidays. When a serious problem arose with regard to the transaction, he guided me through the situation to completion. Difficulties were avoided or minimized. Also, he was extremely sympathetic to my position and feelings. During the Closing his focus on my end of the transaction was complete, as he methodically reviewed all the documents to be signed with me, explaining each one fully and succinctly. To summarize, it was a pleasure to work with Mr. Jorges, and I recommend him without hesitation.”
Marian W.
“I have used Andrew for two real estate purchases, and he is excellent. He explains the process and the documents clearly, is timely and responsive, and is experienced with real estate closings. I would definitely work with him again and highly recommend him.”
Regina M.
“I worked with Andrew to purchase a new apartment in Brooklyn and couldn't recommend him enough. Very communicative, friendly, and on top of things. He helped make the whole purchasing and moving process very smooth”
Phillip N.
“Andrew was an absolute pleasure to work with. We hired Andrew to assist us with a dispute with our landlord. He was incredibly responsive to all the questions that we had throughout the process. He is extremely thorough and has the ability to explain the process in layman’s terms. He was always available to answer any of our questions. The outcome was in our favor - I will absolutely be recommending Andrew to my friends and family.”
Ulysses M.
“Worked with Andrew on the sale of my Manhattan apartment. He was very professional and courteous and communicated with me and my family each step of the way. Would definitely recommend him as your real estate lawyer!”
Michael E.
“It was a pleasure to work with Andrew on our apartment closing. He was extremely thorough, always available for questions, and communicative on next steps in the entire process. We trusted him to represent our best interests as buyers and would recommend to all, especially first-time homebuyers who would like someone to clearly explain everything along the way.”
Marissa G.
“I worked with Andrew on 2 closings in a 6-month period. He was incredibly professional and supportive, even when I was riddled with anxiety. He took the time to patiently walk me through all of my questions and concerns and advocated for me to get the best deal possible. I definitely recommend hiring Andrew as your real-estate attorney.”
Ruth O. S.
“Andrew is absolutely fantastic, words cannot express his professionalism, solution solving abilities, and overall character. We went through an extremely difficult closing with an impossible board and a non responsive buyer. Andrew was on top of it all. He fought for me at every turn and every second. His experience is priceless and he is beyond reasonable and thinks about the overall good. I really cannot say enough great things. He will be representing me again and again.”
Riv B.
“Andrew helped me with a lease dispute with my landlord and was able to negotiate a very favorable resolution. His practical approach toward problem solving and his responsiveness was a breath of fresh air. I will definitely be using Andrew again in the future.”
Alexandra D.
“Andrew did an excellent job representing us on both the sale of our existing co-op and the purchase of our new one. He helped us navigate a couple of tough NYC real estate challenges along the way. He is extremely knowledgeable and provides pragmatic, sound counsel. He isn't daunted by the prickly or unanticipated. My husband and I recommend Andrew wholeheartedly.”
Christine B.
“Andrew Jorges was an excellent and empathetic real estate lawyer. He was patient, never condescended and advocated effectively for my family at our closing during the purchase of a Manhattan apartment. We would use him again for any real estate transaction.”
Elizabeth C.
“Andrew represented us for our first co-op purchase, and he was a pleasure to work with- knowledgable and responsive. The process was smooth and he was available to answer any questions or concerns throughout.”
Suzanna S., John T.
“Having worked with another real estate attorney in the past I can confidently say Andrew is fantastic at what he does! Didn't waste my time, got straight to the point and accomplished what needed to be done. He was also very kind and patient about explaining things to me that I didn't understand. 10/10 recommend!”
Katrina G.
“I worked with Andrew to close on my BK apartment, my first, and he was so thorough, kind, professional, and respectful. He walked me through every step with great clarity and care. I look forward to working with him again, could not imagine it going better!”
Taylor M.
“Andrew has represented me in multiple real estate transactions in New York City, both co-op and condo, and has made the process of buying & selling so much easier. He is an expert in all facets of a complicated industry, and I trust him implicitly as my advocate. Andrew has the unique ability to distill complex concepts into digestible terms - which is such an essential asset when dealing in real estate contracts. He's quickly responsive, thorough, and professional - I don't think I'd have been able to successfully sell or buy without his guidance. I'd absolutely recommend Andrew without hesitation!.”
Emily R.
“We recently worked with Andres on a closing in NYC. We don't live there so all the process was handled remotely in a seamless way. He was super efficient, responsive and reliable. It was a pleasure working with him. We highly recommend Andrew”
Ariel F.
“Andrew was quick, responsive and got things done. Transaction through him was smooth and required very little input on my part. Will work with him again.”
Chris T.
“It was a pleasant surprise to discover that Andrew had started his own firm; he facilitated a transaction while at a previous firm and another just recently with his own firm. I can't recommend him & his team enough! Andrew is decisive and frank, will lay out best- and worst-case scenarios, but he'll still also elaborate to you whatever you may need more understanding on, regardless of how stupid you may feel for asking. Correspondence was a bit of a hurdle for most of this last transaction because of our differing time zones but we eventually overcame it, thank you.”
Isabel de C.
“Prompt, professional, knowledgeable , friendly service, reasonable fees. Would highly recommend him to everyone. I’d use him again in a heartbeat.”
Eva M.
“Andrew has now represented my family on three real-estate transactions. Each time, he has exceeded our expectations on all aspects of the deal. He is thorough, prompt and always willing to explain things to you in ways you are sure to understand. Andrew asks questions to make sure you are covered for everything you have and have not considered. I highly recommend working with him and will turn to him again next time we need help in this space.”
Steve T.
“Andrew is a thorough and extraordinarily knowledgeable attorney. He represented me on my condo purchase a few months ago and made sure that absolutely no stone was left unturned. Andrew’s experience and understanding of all things New York real estate gave me full assurance that I was in good hands! Without a doubt, I’ll continue to work with him on any and all of my future real estate dealings.”
Benjamin F.
“Andrew is a rockstar and has a strong supporting team. He is responsive, straightforward, and attentive. Andrew helped us close our NYC apartment with ease. If I were buying another property I would not think twice about choosing Andrew - he's the best of the best.”
Brendan B.
“Andrew represented my wife and I in our co-op sale a few months ago. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, as was his team. He was accessible, responsive, patient, and highly knowledgeable. I enthusiastically recommend his practice and would definitely use him again!”
Steve B.
“Andrew represented me on my first brownstone purchase in Prospect Heights, and it couldn't have been easier. He knows the market very well: he was very familiar with both my broker and my seller's broker from previous transactions. He responded to all of my questions promptly, and even got on the phone with my parents to calm them down about NY real estate laws. He was able to catch very small inconsistencies in the contract, quickly hired a professional to check it out, and was able to negotiate with the seller's lawyer to have things sorted out before the day of the purchase. I would absolutely recommend Andrew to anyone engaging in a real estate transaction in New York City.”
Lizzy R.
“Andrew represented me last year when I bought a new home. He was extremely meticulous throughout the entire process from the initial contract to our final close and follow-up. He was very transparent with me regarding all the important aspects of the contract and fought hard on my behalf to make sure I was well-protected financially and legally against any unforeseen circumstances. I felt that I was in extremely capable hands and his professionalism and quality of work was absolute top-notch. I would enthusiastically recommend Andrew to other potential clients.”
Matt G.
“Andrew represented me in purchasing my first apartment in NYC. Working with him put me at ease throughout the process for a few reasons. First, Andrew had a ton of experience that he brought to bear and could help me benchmark what I was hearing from the sellers and their attorneys and other folks involved compared to his past transactions. Second, Andrew was masterful with numbers and calculations, which was very critical as we prepared to close. And most importantly, he was an independent party I could trust throughout the process- he had no hidden agenda and his interests were completely aligned with mine. I found him and his team to be easy to work with, extremely diligent, hardworking, and professional. They were worth every penny, and when it comes time to sell, I wouldn't work with anyone else. Thank you!”
Chantalle H.
“Andrew helped me and my family with the purchase of an apartment in Manhattan. I am an attorney and candidly am not the easiest client. Andrew was wonderful! If I could give him more than 5 stars I would. He has great technical knowledge and communication skills. If you need a real estate lawyer in NY, you should hire Andrew. ”
BSG
“Andrew was a great find, recommended to us by our broker. He represented us on the purchase of our condo in Manhattan. Fast, efficient, responsive, and helpful when it came to a board-minutes due diligence issue that we needed to figure out. And resourceful when it came to reducing the number of parties who had to be at closing. Would recommend him to anyone, and will use him in the future. Delightful staff as well.”
Erik K.
“Being in the mortgage business, I know how important having a good real estate lawyer is for clients to have. I’ve worked with hundreds of attorneys on transactions and I would never hesitate to refer Andrew to any client looking for legal representation, whether they are buying or selling a home in NY/NJ. He knows his ins and outs better than anyone in the business and always is speedy with his responses to his clients, which is a rare commodity for RE lawyers.”
Danny S.
“Andrew exceeded every expectation, he took care of our needs, questions and requests! Would use for every real estate transaction if I could.”
Danny J.
“Andrew represented me on my purchase of a co-op, and I am very thankful for that! He was always extremely responsive, and he did a wonderful job of keeping up the momentum of the transaction. I will definitely retain him again if I have any other real estate transactions!”
Lexie M.
“Andrew is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He goes above and beyond to make the closing process feel effortless. What we most appreciated was how responsive and available to us whenever we had questions. He taught us so much about the current market, laws and regulations. Would definitely work with him again. ”
Lina V.
“Andrew helped me through the complicated process of buying into a coop in New York. It's a longer process than most other real estate transactions and Andrew was there with me every step of the way and answered all my questions. I'd recommend him to anyone thinking about purchasing real estate in New York.”
Patrick G.
“Andrew Jorge’s, I found, is knowledgeable, accessible, exudes warmth while interacting with him. I would recommend him to friends and family.”
David S.
“Andrew is a professional and goes above and beyond to ensure you get what you need. Thorough is his work. His advice and guidance is thoughtful and honest.”
Thomas M.
“Andrew and his team were a true pleasure to work with. He was timely and detailed in his follow ups throughout the process and always available when I had questions. I felt very comfortable referring friends and family to his firm and would strongly suggest them to anyone looking.”
Brett L.
“Andrew was professional, responsive, and committed to helping my husband and I navigate the process of purchasing an apartment in a NYC. As first-time homebuyers, we appreciated his wealth of knowledge and support, patience when answering all our questions, and sense of humor. We highly recommend him to anyone purchasing a home in the City.”
Aurelia H.
“I had very positive with this law firm, Andrew is amazing who has great communication skills and gets tasks done in a timely manner. I highly recommend his services”
Lori R.
“We worked with Andrew on closing for our apartment in NYC he is very professional going on all details with us Thank you Andrew 😊 …”
Mahmoud A.