My wife and I recently purchased our first home – a coop in Brooklyn Heights. Brandy and Jodi were always there to discuss our concerns and guide us through all the details. I’m the type to write too many emails and ask every question. And they responded to every inquiry timely and politely. They were thorough in their due diligence and followed up with the seller and mortgage bank whenever there were discrepancies and helped put our minds at ease. And lastly, our closing took less than 1 hour! An amazing experience from our first call to the closing itself. I would highly recommend Materna Law PLLC and would definitely engage their services in the future.
Edmund L., Brooklyn, NY 08/26/19
Superb service, a personal touch, crazy fast responsiveness, and a willingness to answer even the most detailed questions. I can’t say enough good things about Materna Law, PLLC. I engaged their services for a property investment in NYC and they walked me through every step I needed to take, including strategies for minimizing potential liability through various options. Brandy Smith was spectacular at following up regarding various to do’s and documentation (and there are a lot, given NYC); Jodi Materna was professional, personable, and detail-oriented. They are my go-to lawyers now for anything real estate-related for NYC!
Victor C., Financial District, NY 08/05/19
Jodi Materna and Brandy Smith were very helpful through out my first home purchase in NYC. Brandy was always available to answer any question or concerns I had throughout the purchasing process. Jodi took the time to explain every piece of documentation that I had to sign during the closing. I look forward to using Materna Law for any of my future real estate legal needs.
Henry L., Bay Ridge Brooklyn, NY 07/24/19
Jodi and her paralegal, Brandy, were great to work with. This was my first purchase in NYC and things are done much differently with coops, of course. They answered all my very basic questions in a timely fashion. They were very reachable, and always pleasant. My closing went off without a hitch and Jodi was there to explain everything I signed. I look forward to using Materna Law for any of my future real estate legal needs.
Cynthia P., Chelsea, NY 07/05/19
We’ve used Materna Law for 3.5 (one sale was denied by the board) co-op transactions over the past 3 years. Jodi and Brandy are wonderful. They helped us through a lot, making the whole process of buying and selling seem manageable (we hadn’t purchased or sold any real estate before). I hope we don’t need to use their services for a while, but if we did we’d certainly go back, and I’d recommend them to anyone!
JonAlf D., Bronx, NY 07/01/19
Jodi & Bradalyn are the best in business. Trust is everything in this business – they’re open, honest, and take their time to explain everything properly. No feeling of rush, no feeling of condescension — just a great customer experience. After our experience with Jodi and Brandy, we will be referring them to EVERYONE we know. How can you remain professional yet treat your clients like family? Well Jodi and her team have that magic touch. My husband and I have heard crazy stories about house closings and we were lost and anxious going into our first one. Brandy, Jodi’s paralegal is a godsend and thoroughly answered all of our questions and made sure the entire process was seamless. During closing, I completely trusted Jodi and her advice to guide us in our best interest. I highly recommend both of them!!
Aditya K., Murray Hill, NY 06/29/19
Jodi Materna’s name was given by my childhood best friend who is a very responsible and trustful lawyer too. I am thankful for my friend, because Jodi and her paralegal Brandy Smith are very experienced, responsive, knowledgable and honest. While working with Jodi and Brandy, I felt as I was in adept and trustworthy hands, and I did not need to worry about anything. I would highly recommend Materna Law! Jodi and Brandy are the best!
Xiaomo H., Scarsdale, NY 06/19/19
Jodi and the Materna team are simply the best!! I recently used their services when purchasing my first home, and they made sure everything was taken care of the RIGHT way. The price was heavily discounted when compared to their competitors, and Jodi fought for me to not be be pressured by the sellers when I was presented with a last minute change. She also drove over two hours to me me for our appointment… now that’s dedication! Jodi is professional, polite, and super smart… I would recommend her (and Materna Law) to anyone and everyone for all their legal matters.
– Joe M., Mahopac, NY- 12/14/18
They are amazing. Jodi and Brandalyn answer everything question and hold your hand every step of the way during a home purchase. I strongly recommend you contact them if you are in need of an attorney’s office that cares!
– Sobha K., Hackensack, NJ- 10/4/18
I recently sold my coop apartment. It truly was an absolute pleasure having Jodi and Brandalyn represent my interests. They were thorough ensuring that all required documentation was in place and clarifying details as needed. This resulted in a very smooth closing.
– Susan G., Brooklyn, NY- 10/2/18
Jodi and her paralegal Brandy were truly amazing. As a first time homebuyer they made the entire process from start to finish so easy. They were always available to answer any questions and provide any clarification. They are true professionals. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them! You will be in good hands with them!
– Briana C., Park Slope, NY
I don’t know how she does it but Jodi Materna makes the closing process an absolute breeze. She and her team are a pleasure to work with, attentive, knowledgeable and thorough. Her firm’s positive reputation among lenders, realtors, other law firms and closing agents also help keep interactions smooth and effective. The day of closing, she explains everything and guides you through the paperwork, which is meticulously prepared. Throughout the process I felt like I was in good hands and really taken care of. I recommend her highly!
– Ahu T., Battery Park City, NY- 8/9/18
I had a lot of trepidation going into this process after hearing horror stories from friends. Jodi and Brandy have been absolutely amazing! walking me through the process, taking the time to explain everything and taking the initiative to make sure i understand every step of the process when communication came in from other parties. They made themselves available to work according to my schedule needs (during lunch break or after work hours). i would highly recommend them to anyone.
– Sabrina C., Sunnyside, NY- 8/3/18
I worked with Materna Law on the sale of my home, and simultaneous purchase of another. I could not have asked for a better experience. Jodi and Brandy made the entire process seamless and easy. They were incredibly responsive, answered all of my questions, and were extremely knowledgeable. There were some unforeseen issues with my purchase and they handled them like pros. I have already referred Materna Law multiple friends and co-workers who are looking to buy. I wish I could give more than 5 stars!
– Samantha B., Tribeca, NY- 7/17/18
Jodi and Brandi were an absolute pleasure to work with. They were professional and patient during the entire home purchasing process. As first time homebuyers, the process was stressful and Jodi and Brandi helped make us feel relaxed and took care of everything efficiently and in a timely manner. We would definitely recommend Materna Law!
– Laura S., East Brunswick, NJ- 6/29/18
We hired Materna Law for the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home after a friend of ours referred them. Best decision we ever made. To say they were incredible would be an understatement. This was our first time selling and we really didn’t know how things work in the real estate world. We truly relied on them to be our eyes and ears and they were – and more. Brandy took every call and email I had (which was a lot) and answered every silly question I may have had. She took her time to explain things and really educated us in the process and she never rushed through it. This meant the world to us. We truly felt like we picked the best of the best when we hired them. Even our buyers made a comment to us that our lawyers were lovely to work with. For the purchase of our new home, they had our best interest the entire time and again were there to answer every call and email. If you want a lawyer with amazing communication and customer service – Materna Law is for you.
– Dina M., Manalapan, NJ- 5/24/18
As first-time homeowners, we were fairly panicky about the prospect of buying into a New York city co-op, a task which most people have described to us as nothing short of grueling. With help from Jodi and her wonderful paralegal Brandalyn, we found it to be a lot less daunting, thanks largely to prompt, painstaking service that kept us consistently apprised of what was expected of us, breaking down this arduous process into easily manageable chunks. They assured that there were no surprises and no pitfalls to the process, helping us secure our purchase with an absolute minimum of stress and fuss. We are truly grateful and more than happy with our choice of attorney.
– Jesse C., Flatbush, NY- 5/14/18
Jodi was terrific, so professional, thorough and efficient. And our broker, who has worked with a lot of attorneys, was so impressed with her work that he said he is going to start referring his clients to her as well. Thank you Jodi, and thanks to her assistant Brandi for all or your good work.
– Nancy K., Bay Ridge, NY- 3/26/18
Amazing, professional attorneys. Jodi and her team worked so hard for us in closing a property. I would absolutely recommend them, with zero reservations, to anyone looking for an attorney.
– Stacey B., Financial District, NY- 3/19/18
Best legal experience ever. The closing of our home never would have had happened with out Materna Law. They were quick and responsive with all questions, with us, but also with the banks and other lawyers. Will use for all of our legal issues in the future.
– Mario M., Golden Bridge, NY- 2/28/18
Jodi and Brandy were both great! They always replied in a timely manner and took care of everything. I had nothing to worry about other than signing.
– Lauren J., Flatiron District, NY- 2/22/18
I have used Materna Law for multiple real estate transactions and they have been magnificent every time. They are very thorough in every aspect of the transaction regardless of the size or complexity and also take the time to make sure you understand what is happening both before and at closing. Would definitely use them again for a future transaction and highly recommend working with them as well.
– Jon S., East Harlem, NY- 1/20/18
Jodi and Brandy are truly the best. They are always on top of everything. I’ve now used them twice for my own personal transactions and they are amazing. Quick, painless with professionalism. I’ll never use another Law firm.
– Sean L., Westchester, NY- 1/15/18
I cannot recommend Materna Law more highly. Both Jodi and Brandy went above and beyond to help facilitate the many transactions I needed, all with the utmost care and consideration for my interests. The team is professional and meticulous, and were consistently available and thoroughly helpful. Exceptional job done!
– Sarah K., Upper West Side, NY- 1/8/2018
In closing on my first home purchase, Jodi and Brandy were supremely professional throughout the process while filling me in every step of the way, and they are lovely. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them in the future.
– Kareem G., Williamsburg, NY- 1/6/18
Jodi Materna of Materna Law provided legal services for my Coop purchase in NYC. She and her staff were true professionals. She reviewed and revised all contracts and bank documents and provided representation at closing. Throughout the process, she provided invaluable legal advice and answered all questions in a timely fashion. I found her services to be excellent and highly recommend her for all real estate transactions.
– John M., Murray Hill, NY- 12/7/17
We have completed two real estate transactions with Materna Law. Both were handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. The second transaction unexpectedly involved some very unusual and challenging circumstances. Jodi and her exceptional team went above and beyond to help sort it out and protect our interests. We felt we were in excellent hands throughout both experiences. We unreservedly recommend the Materna Law firm
– Melinda M., Brooklyn, NY- 12/05/17
I recently sold my house and Jodi Materna assisted me on my home sale closing. Jodi and her team were amazing, detailed and took care of me like family. I highly recommend the Materna team.
– Ken F., Westchester, NY- 11/10/17
I have worked Jodi Materna of Materna Law not once but three residential real estate transactions. Two purchases and one sale. I could not have asked for a more professional and knowledgeable team. I highly recommend Materna Law and I look forward to working with them again for future transactions.
– Farhana A., Upper West Side, Manhattan- 8/30/17
Jodi was hired as our real estate attorney as we were going through the process of buying a commercial property in Manhattan. We decided to go with her firm on a recommendation, and what swayed us is that she was available in person if needed. We were not disappointed – Jodi and her assistant Brandi were very helpful in keeping us in the know regarding the sometimes frustrating process of buying a Manhattan-based commercial property. It is a solo law practice, so there is no cross coverage – but it didn’t affect us significantly as both Jodi and Brandi were very responsive and responsible, helping nudge us along when necessary. Jodi was prepared during the closing day and explained every step point by point. I recommend Jodi without reservations.
– Dmitry M., Murray Hill, Manhattan- 8/22/17
Working with Jodi and her team on the closing of our apt was a really great experience. Purchasing an apt in NY is stressful and complicated. Jodi was always concise, polite and quick to respond.
– Cari H., Cobble Hill, Brooklyn- 8/21/17
Jodi and her firm helped me with purchasing my place. They were always responsive with helpful advice and active help, more so when issues arose with the other sides. I’ll happily use her services again, and would recommend her to my friends.
– Omer S., Greenwich Village, Manhattan- 8/20/17
Jodi and her team were a godsend. We purchased a coop and they guided us through the process seamlessly. They even pushed hard (and succeeded) for a closing date that worked with our impending mortgage rate lock. Jodi was great at the closing, explaining all the documents without being condescending.
–JonAlf D., Bronx- 8/4/17
We had Brandy and Jodi as our lawyers for buying a condo in Brooklyn. They explained to us the whole process from making an offer to signing the contract and the closing. They are very knowledgeable and helpful and were always available to answer any question we had on the contract. It made buying a property a smooth process for us.
– Jo W., Park Slope, Brooklyn- 7/24/17
Jodi represented my son and I in a recent condo purchase. She is very knowledgeable, personable and took the time to explain every step of the process. At closing, she was very organized and provided the right level of information that were needed on all documents signed by us. She is responsive and accessible when questions arise. Of note, Jodi represented my daughter and I in 2012 on a similar purchase. My experience with her then, made it easy for me to call her again.
– Dal L., Fort Greene, Brooklyn- 7/7/17
Jodi and her team were absolutely fabulous and professional. As I was doing this transaction while moving back into the country, Jodi truly looked out for us and gave great advice. The process could not be smoother. Plus the highest integrity. I would recommend her and her team to everyone!
–Andy L., Midtown East, Manhattan- 6/26/17
I have been fortunate to do a number of transactions with Jodi & her team. She is diligent, thorough, communicative, and has been a valued asset to my clientele. I truly enjoy her kind demeanor and professionalism, especially in a challenging situation. Personally, I hired Jodi as buyer’s attorney for my own purchase. Not a stone was left unturned, and I had zero questions left unanswered. Simply put, I always suggest Jodi first for my buyers, sellers, & investors.
–Eric F., Westchester – 6/6/17
– Jeff C., Fresh Meadows, Queens – 10/21/16
I worked with Jodi and Brandy to close on my first co-op in Manhattan in the spring/summer of 2016. They are highly knowledgeable, extremely professional, quick to respond, and eager to help. They put me at ease as a first-time homebuyer – a pleasure to deal with. Jodi went above and beyond to make sure my deal closed and that things went smoothly. I will be recommending her to all my friends and colleagues looking to buy, and I will definitely use her when I move again.
– Ryan W., Greenwich Village, Manhattan – 7/15/16
It was also a pleasure for us to deal with someone so competent. As you know, house closings can be very nerve-wracking and having Jodi and Brandy take care of all the details made it a very relaxed experience. I would certainly recommend Materna Law to anyone I know who needs a real estate attorney.
Joyce W., Park Slope, Brooklyn- 1/13/16
You need look no further–you can’t do better than Jodi! Please don’t hesitate for a second to hire Jodi Materna. I closed on the sale of my UWS apartment in October 2015. From the negotiations with our buyer’s attorney to the signing of the contract to the closing (and tying up loose ends after) and everything in between, I was delighted with the degree of professionalism, courtesy, responsiveness (if I sent an email or left a voicemail I never had to wait long to hear back), patience, knowledge (and occasional hand-holding) that Jodi and her absolutely terrific paralegal Brandy provided me. I simply cannot say enough good things about them.
Noel F., Upper West Side, Manhattan- 12/11/15
We recently worked with Jodi and Brandy to close on a co-op apartment. As is typical with real estate, things got a bit complicated with our deal and Materna Law was always on top of everything- and very quick to take our calls and respond to emails. Going into the closing we felt very confident having Jodi at our side- she was the most organized of the people at the table, and explained every document to us before we signed. We got our neatly organized closing binder the next business day. Jodi and Brandy are a great team and I highly recommend them for real estate transactions.
Allie F., Bronx, NY- 8/19/2015
Incredibly thorough and a pleasure to have hired as my attorney. Jodi Materna has represented me in multiple deals and I can say that she is incredibly thorough. She is not only attentive and meticulous but has an incredible eye for detail. Every question I had was answered and explained clearly with ease. I was a referral to Jodi Materna’s office and I can safely say, that if I even hear someone say that they need a real estate attorney I make sure that they take her name and telephone number!
Dwayne C., Tribeca, NY- 8/6/2015
Highly Recommend! I am not usually one to write reviews online, but I had to let others know about my experience here. I went to Ms. Jodi Materna when I sold my apartment. She was not only incredibly professional and attentive, but she was also a wealth of knowledge! She is very well versed in all things real estate and gave me some very helpful advice. I was so impressed with her services that I used her again when I purchased another apartment. I have referred her to countless friends and co-workers, who also had a very positive experience. I cannot say enough good things about Ms. Jodi!
Alice R., Staten Island, NY- 7/8/2015
Jodi was the lawyer during my first homeowner purchase in NYC. She was extremely knowledgable and very responsive to all my questions during the entire process. She took the time to explain all the documentation to me. I would highly recommend Jodi.
Janaki Y., Upper West Side, Manhattan- 10/9/2014
Jodi came highly recommended and I was not disappointed. I found her and her paralegal to be extremely professional, efficient, knowledgable and overall very helpful. I think Jodi goes above and beyond for her clients. Her office has always been responsive and turned documents around quickly no matter how busy she is (she is in high demand). I had one unusually difficult deal and she helped us to navigate through it and close without any problems. I was confident that I had the best representation possible. I will be recommending Jodi Materna to everyone I know.
Alexandra D., Albertson, NY– 6/14/2015
She was extremely diligent in getting back my contract deposit when I was unable to obtain financing on my cooperative apartment. Her knowledge, skill and passion of real estate law was exceptional.
Anna G., Soho- 4/21/14
As a first-time home buyer, closing can be both daunting and difficult to navigate for a novice. Ms. Materna is not only an expert her legal field, but incredibly patient in working through the process. She was readily accessible at all times and no question was too small for her to work through. I would highly recommend her services to anyone and will definitely use her for future deals.
M. Chin, Dyker Heights- 6/25/14