Welcome to Baskin & Associates, PLLC

See the services we provide.

Welcome to Baskin & Associates

We are a General Legal Practice, with an emphasis on Residential Real Estate Closings. We are available to answer your questions and to guide you through the process of buying and/or selling a home. We can assist in the purchase and/or sale of business and commercial real estate. We also handle traffic tickets, and other various legal matters as needed. 

About Baskin & Associates, PLLC

William J. Baskin

William was born and raised in Oneonta, New York. He was admitted to New York State Bar, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial Depatment, January 2001.

Preparatory Education 

LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York (B.A., 1988) Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York (J.D., 1999)

Services Provided

Real Estate

Representation of Buyers, Sellers and Lending Institutions in Residential Real Estate Transactions. Services include review of Contract to Purchase with client; Gathering of Title Documents and arrangement for continuation and updating; Ordering Bank and Tax Documents; Drafting and Preparation of Conveyance Documents; Examination of Title; Preparation of Title Report; Arrangement for Title Insurance; Closing Attendance; Ongoing Liaison and Communication with Client, Counsel, Staff, Realtors and Lending Institution.

A Note About The Need for Title Insurance

There are many events or issues which may arise during your ownership of the Real Property you are purchasing which are not foreseeable or anticipated by our determination that title to your property is clear and marketable. For example, suits or other claims pending or which may be brought by Native American tribes, forgeries in the chain of title, erroneous tax certifications, boundary disputes, or omission of heirs through succession are a small sample of events NOT covered without title insurance.

Estate Planning

Counseling and drafting of Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Health Care Proxies

Traffic Matters

Representation of Defendants in all Traffic Court matters.