Civil Litigation

We have extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution procedures involving a wide variety of cases and clients. We represent clients in all types of matters, including real estate, landlord/tenant, employment, contract and other commercial disputes. 

Commercial and Residential Real Estate

The firm's real estate practice group represents buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders, landlords and tenants, developers, title companies, brokers and property managers. They assist our clients in a wide range of legal services, including sales, acquisitions, large and small parcel development, condominium development, ground leases, commercial leases and financing.  

Business Law and Commercial Transactions

Our business clients range anywhere from start-up ventures and small companies to large statewide firms. They include for-profit and nonprofit corporations of various types in and around the New York City area. We advise and represent these clients on everything from start-up to wind-up. We also regularly handle sales, reorganizations and spin-offs. 

Landlord Tenant Disputes

Our firm has represented numerous property owners and management companies throughout the New York City Area in landlord/tenant disputes. In addition to prosecuting nonpayment and holdover proceedings, our attorneys have a thorough knowledge of rent regulatory laws, representing clients on luxury decontrol issues and nonprimary residence proceedings.


Our experienced real estate attorneys represent owners and developers in  preparing and negotiating commercial lease agreements. Our attention to detail and extensive litigation experience ensure that your lease will provide all the legal protection you need.

Mechanic's Liens

Our firm has both prosecuted and defended against numerous mechanic's lien foreclosure actions throughout New York City. We have assisted many owners, developers and contractors with discharging, bonding or foreclosing upon construction liens. 

Efficiency Experts

The containment of legal costs is a high priority at Acquista & Associates. As a smaller law firm, we are able to provide exceptional legal services at hourly rates lower than those charged by larger firms for comparable services. In addition, we have realized cost efficiencies by embracing technological advances in such areas as communications, litigation support, legal research and office operations.