Practice Area

General Practice

Janet Madonia Calano assists clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions as well as with trusts and estates. From her offices in White Plains, and New York City, Janet Madonia Calano has represented clients doing real estate business in Westchester, New York City and the surrounding areas.

  • Adverse possession
  • Confessions of judgment
  • Easements
  • Ejectment and quiet title actions
  • Land use development
  • Leasing disputes
  • Estates & Surrogate Practice
  • Life estates and rights occupancy
  • Premises liability
  • Title Insurance
  • Zoning

Residential Real Estate

From contract to closing Janet represents both buyers and sellers of real estate. Real estate transactions must be undertaken with meticulous attention to detail in order to avoid any errors that could lead to problems in the future. Janet has extensive experience researching, drafting, and negotiating leasing contracts, sales contracts, deeds, and other documents and agreements. In all cases Janet provides a candid and thorough analysis prior to contract signing. At closing, she assists her clients in determining whether the terms of sales contracts have been properly met, such as financing and warranties. She either prepares or reviews all of the documents involved, such as loan and financing agreements and the property deed, while managing the list of tasks that must be completed, such as ensuring the deed is properly recorded. Janet regularly works with banks, mortgage brokers, and bank attorneys to help her clients obtain loans, refinance existing loans, or pay off mortgages.

Commercial Real Estate

Along with representing residential buyers and sellers, Janet also handles commercial real estate matters, such as the purchase and sale of multifamily dwellings, office buildings and retail properties.

Trusts and Estates

Alongside her real estate practice, Janet establishes trusts and prepares wills on behalf of her clients. In numerous cases she has drafted wills for clients that she had previously represented in a real estate matter, and prepared wills for clients with beneficiaries spread around the globe. Janet also has experience establishing trusts, health care proxies, living wills, and powers of attorney.

Janet has helped clients petition the New York Surrogate’s Court in numerous probate proceedings.