Richard Zaretsky has been practicing law since 1976.
If you have a particular problem or question regarding a listing, a buyer or a seller - or even a contract - please don't hesitate to call me. If you are a homeowner with difficultly paying your mortgage, in a foreclosure or considering foreclosure alternatives, you absolutely should contact me! Perhaps I can be of some assistance or at least give you some friendly advice.
Brokers - why waste your time doing the paper work, negotiating with the bank and qualifying a short sale? You should be doing what you do best - selling! We have a special program to assist brokers and sellers in the short sale procedure. Stay away from the unauthorized practice of law! Call me for information. Want to Buy a Foreclosure - we can assist buyer and broker in the process and help prevent legal headaches in the future.
We can help with any transactional real estate matter - from a closing to development. And we can handle your short sale in Florida - so call and find out!
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We are specialists in Real Estate matters be it sale, purchase, lease or negotiation or development. We have vast experience in the Short Sale and Foreclosure process. Foreclosure and Bankruptcy should be considered absolutely last resorts to any borrower's mortgage problems!!!! Modification, Short Sale or Deed in Lieu and other "outside the box" solutions can avoid a homeowner in trouble from making a big mistake. Don't chop off the toe if you only need to cut the toenail!!!!
If you are a Broker or Agent, realize that Agents and Brokers cannot provide legal advice - a Short Sale is almost nothing BUT legal advice, and having a special "designation" as a short sale expert only puts you in a thinner situation on providing that "expert advice" to your clients on "what does the approval letter mean to me" and "what are my other options and how can they affect me".
We provide Real Estate representation and advice for Buyers and Seller and Realtors regarding commercial and residential real estate. We also provide Business consulting and corporate representation for businesses including buying and selling of businesses and companies. We accept representation for litigation matters relating to real estate, including foreclosure, ejectment, and commercial eviction.
Caution: We provide frank counsel and "tell it like it is". We do not want our clients to waste their time nor ours on matters where we do not believe we can achieve our client's goals and expectations.
Recently, we successfully litigated a real estate breach of contract case against Mobil Land Development Corp and received a jury verdict having a value in excess of $20 million.
Our title company, Automated Land Title Company, has operated in the same location serving all of Florida for almost 30 years.
BOARD CERTIFIED IN REAL ESTATE LAW BY THE FLORIDA BAR
RICHARD P. ZARETSKY - Biographical Sketch
Richard Zaretsky settled in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1975 after obtaining his law degree cum laude from Delaware Law School of Widener University. He is a graduate of Syracuse University, earning his BA in Economics. First working as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, he opened a private practice of law in 1978, and continues his practice today in the same West Palm Beach location.
Although Mr. Zaretsky started his practice with the general practice of law, he strove to specialize in real estate matters. The result is that Mr. Zaretsky was Board Certified in Real Property Law in 1995 by the Florida Bar, and now practices in the areas of real estate law (both transactional and litigation) and commercial transactions. He is principal in the law firm of Richard P. Zaretsky, P.A., whose attorneys provide legal services in real estate and business transactions, state and federal taxation, estate planning and administration, family law, immigration, and civil litigation. Mr. Zaretsky is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating for attorneys.
Mr. Zaretsky and his wife, Esther, have three children. Esther is a litigation and immigration attorney practicing in West Palm Beach.
For two decades Mr. Zaretsky has operated Automated Land Title Company, a Florida title insurance agency and real estate settlement company serving the entire state. Its office is located adjacent to his law offices in the Forum office complex. Automated Land Title Company handles transactions for acquisition, refinance and construction of homes, land and commercial properties.
In 2003, drawing on 28 years of experience representing financiers, Mr. Zaretsky and his oldest son, Max, created Zemaso Management Company, a private "bridge loan" lender. The company has offices in West Palm Beach.
Presently, Mr. Zaretsky's community involvement includes:
• Past Chairman of WPB-TV, West Palm Beach Government Television Channel Citizen Advisory Board.
• Serving on the Board of Directors of WXEL television and radio, the local PBS and NPR television and radio affiliate. He is also a lay leader representative to APTS, a Washington lobbying group representing the Public Television industry.
• Mr. Zaretsky is a Board of Director and former First Vice-President of The President Country Club, and serves on the By-Laws and Long Range Planning committees.
• Founder and President of the Community Broadcast Foundation of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast, which is a public foundation charity that has successfully navigated the sale of the WXEL radio and television assets to continue listener and viewer supported public radio and television for West Palm Beach.
• Palm Beach, Florida Rotary President.
Richard Zaretsky is a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Attorney practicing in West Palm Beach for over 43 years, and President of Automated Land Title Company for 30 years.