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The Law Offices of


Specializing in Real Estate Law, Business Law and Estate Planning


Real Estate Closing
Real Estate Attorney





If you are buying or selling a home or a commercial property or even refinancing a current mortgage loan, this is likely the most important and the largest transaction of your life. As a result, you need to put your transaction in the hands of a real estate specialist and trusted professional.


We have closed thousands of residential and commercial transactions over twenty-seven years of practice, and our service, knowledge and experience is unmatched. We understand that each client is unique and each transaction brings new and different circumstances. That's why we tailor each transaction to suit the needs of the client. We work diligently to draft and move the contract through attorney review, and we take the time to walk our clients through every stage of the closing process. We are always available and accessible to our clients, as well as their realtors, accountants, and other trusted advisors.


Our residential and commerical real estate practice includes:


  • Residential and commercial real estate transactions of any type and size


  • Representing buyers and sellers for multi family homes, condominiums, townhomes, estate sales, co-ops, foreclosure and short sales


  • First time homebuyers


  • Representing borrowers and lenders for commercial and residential refinance loans


  • Representing developers and buyers for construction contracts and new construction properties

Working with an experienced business law attorney is critical to the success of any business. We provide high quality, cost-effective legal advice to individuals, businesses, and companies of all sizes for a wide spectrum of business and corporate related matters. We also make extensive use of available technologies to efficiently generate a high quality work product for our clients.


Our clientele includes  entrepreneurs, closely held companies, restauranteurs, franchisors and franchisees, developers and construction contractors, a publisher, a regional beer distributor and other small to mid-sized businesses. We also act as in-house counsel for several corporations and family businesses.


Our business and corporate law practice includes:


  • Business transactions of any type and size

  • Corporate formation and re-structuring of corporations, joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability entities

  • In-house legal counsel

  • Liquor license transactions

  • Commercial leases

  • Operating and partnership agreements

  • Shareholder agreements

  • Non-compete agreements

  • Restrictive covenant agreements

  • Employment agreements

  • Construction contracts


We recognize that each of our client's estate planning needs and concerns are unique.  That's why we take the time to meet with and to foster relationships with our clients, their families and their trusted advisors. As a result, we offer customized estate plans tailored to meet our clients’ objectives.


Our clients take comfort knowing that their personal choices will be honored and enforced. We protect the interests of our individual clients by devising and implementing creative strategies for transferring wealth. We design estate plans to fit particular needs and planning for children and dependents, reducing exposure to taxes, business succession and charitable planning. We draft wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, family limited partnerships and all other documents required to prepare an effective estate plan.


Our estate planning practice includes:


  • Drafting wills


  • Drafting powers of attorney


  • Drafting living wills


  • Drafting revocable and irrevocable trusts


  • Elder care planning


  • Estate administration


The Law Offices of Richard J. Conte, Esq., is a full service law firm specializing in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law; Business Law;  Business Transactions and Consulting;  and Estate Planning.  Our clients include private individuals, businesses, closely held companies, lending and financial institutions. 


Serving clients for over twenty-seven years, our knowledge and experience is unsurpassed.  We  are dedicated to offering each client personal attention and we work hard to craft sound, creative and practical solutions for our clients, their families,  and their businesses in order to attain their business and personal objectives.    We are always available and accessible to our clients, as well as their trusted professionals and advisors.  We encourage our clients to call, email or simply drop by the office at their convenience.  


If you have any real estate, business or estate planning matters that need attention, please reach out to us for a free consultation.   We look forward to assisting you, and we invite you to browse our web site..


"Committed to Helping You Build a Better Future" 




Richard J. Conte, Esq.

Richard J. Conte is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, class of 1993, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in History and Economics. He graduated from Quinnipiac College School of Law in 1996 where he was an academic invitee to the Connecticut Probate Law Journal. In 1996, Mr. Conte was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and to the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, and to the New York Bar. He served as the Law Clerk for the Honorable Carmen A. Ferrante, P.J.S.C. from 1996-1997.


Mr. Conte was elected as a Councilman for the Borough of Paramus in 2004, and re-elected in 2007. He was a member of the Borough of Paramus Planning Board (2004) and he has acted as the Borough of Paramus Council liaison to the Paramus Planning Board, Building Department, and Board of Health.


Mr. Conte served as the Municipal Judge for the Borough of Oradell (2016-2022) and the Municipal Judge for the Borough of Paramus (2010-2022), as well as Municipal Prosecutor for the Boroughs of Paramus, Bogota and Hasbrouck Heights.




Mr. Conte has over 27 years of real estate, estate planning and business law experience.  He regularly consults with realtors, title insurers, mortgage brokers and bankers, financial and estate planners, regarding new and emerging trends in the real estate market.  Mr. Conte frequently hosts real estate and business seminars and has appeared as keynote speaker discussing real estate related topics such as: First Time Home Buyers; Navigating Home Inspections; Understanding The Closing Process and TRID Guidelines; The Closing Disclosure Statement; and Recent Developments in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law.  He has been featured in (201) Magazine and selected as one of Bergen County's top real estate lawyers.







Beregn County Real Estate Lawyer
Hon. Joseph S. Conte, JSC and Hon. Richard J. Conte, JMC
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Richard J. Conte, Esq.  As Featured In  (201) Magazine






178 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450

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