Andrew J. Monastra has been solving complex real estate issues all across Pennsylvania since passing the bar in 1991, and he doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon! His passion is providing experienced, expert advice in the field to clients who are looking for someone they can trust when it comes down to crunch-time decisions about their property, whether it be residential commercial.
Andrew is an acknowledged peer leader in easement law. In simple terms, an easement is a right that some other party has on your property. An easement “burdens” your property (as in someone has the right to access their property through yours) and “benefits” the property of another (as in they get to go through your property). An easement, properly done, is a condition that “runs with the land” in perpetuity. You need an experienced real estate attorney to draft the easement or right of way, as Mr. Monastra has spent countless hours correcting the problems the general practitioner created.
One of the simplest, and sadly one of the most frequently poorly prepared by the general practitioner, is the basic deed transferring property from one party or another. The most common mistakes are failing to consider the following:
Whether it’s a Victorian home in Pottstown, a hunting cabin in McKean County, a franchised hotel, a vacation home in the Poconos, or a nationally franchised restaurant, Mr. Monastra has either represented it, negotiated it, insured it’s title or served as lender counsel in conjunction with it.
Buying or selling a house? MG Law can assist you in the selection of a qualified realtor or lender, or if you choose to purchase without a realtor, can prepare all the necessary contractual documents required to convey or acquire the property (at far less than the real estate commission).
Commercial Investor? MG Law has you covered. Andrew J. Monastra, with his extensive title knowledge obtained from examining over 25,000 titles across the United States, is well equipped not only to understand the issues contained in title searches on real estate, but to convey the necessary knowledge to the investor in everyday language.
Are you a lender or financial institution? For the majority of his legal career, Andrew J. Monastra has served as national review counsel for financial institutions, prepared loan documentation in residential (FNMA) transactions, as well as full loan documentation packages for complex commercial transactions.