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Melvin Monachan

Melvin Monachan, Esq., M.B.A. 

Melvin Monachan is the founder of The Law Office of Melvin Monachan, PLLC, a full service, real estate law firm representing individuals, investors and corporate entities in all aspects of real estate law.

On the transactional side, Melvin represents purchasers and sellers of coops, condos and houses from the pre-contract due diligence through closing. He also represents landlords and tenants in the review, drafting and negotiation residential and commercial leases.

On the litigation side, Melvin represents individuals and corporations in the Civil Court, Housing Court, Supreme Court, and Appellate term and Appellate division of the State of New York. These matters include items related to staying foreclosure auctions, landlord and tenant disputes, breach of contract, disputes related to contract deposits, coop corporation and condo association disputes, fraud claims, and boundary disputes and easements.

Prior to opening his own firm, Melvin worked as an associate at a general law practice firm. Before that, he was a law clerk and paralegal for many years working for a variety of firms with different practice areas including: litigation, general business law, real estate litigation law, foreclosure defense, trust and estate law, and personal injury. Melvin's prior experience at a wide array of law firms with varying practice areas gives Melvin the ability to bring a broad base of experience to each real estate matter he works on.

Whether the matter involves drafting a contract, or commencing a lawsuit, Melvin Monachan brings his experience and knowledge to provide personalized service at an affordable price to his current clients. 

Bar Admissions

  • New York (State and Federal)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Real Property Law Section 
  • Queens County Bar Association 
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association


  • Pace University School of Law School, White Plains, New York- Juris Doctorate,Cum Laude
  • Pace University Lubin School of Business, New York, New York - Masters of Business Administration, Cum Laude
  • Saint John's University, Jamaica, New York - Bachelors of Arts, Magna Cum Laude 

Recent Blog Posts


  • Excellent Legal Services

    Melvin has been and continues to be an exceptional legal resource for real estate clients buying and selling homes. He is also well skilled in landlord-tenant matters representing landlords and tenants. Most importantly, Melvin takes the time with his clients to understand the legal issues and he...
  • Melvin is the BEST!

    We had a legal issue, and Melvin and his team handled the matter with great professionalism. I was quite impressed with how organized and easy our entire process ended up being! I always hear horror stories when it comes to legal issues, but this was not the case with us. I believe we got service...
  • Sabbir Ahmed Recommends Melvin Monachan

    My name is Sabbir Ahmed. I am a Real Estate Broker at Elite Synergy Realty. I have been active in the Real Estate Industry over a decade. I have deal with many attorney's over the years. I must say Mr. Melvin is very effective and punctual. He is on top of all his work. He goes above and beyond t...
  • Melvin is a Excellent Lawyer!!

    Melvin is an excellent Lawyer! He helped me every step through when purchasing my first home! This guy made buying a home very easy! The great part was that there was no stress or hiccups! This guy was able to close my home within half hour at the closing table! I highly recommend Melvin for all ...
  • Melvin is always there for you!

    Melvin has handled various legal matters for me. Not only does he do a great job but he goes above and beyond for his clients. He continues to work diligently in order to get his work done on time and efficiently. Also, he is very organized which allows working with him to be a breeze. I would hi...
  • Best Attorney!!!

    I am writing this recommendation on behalf of Melvin Monachan. Melvin is a remarkable person with whom I have had the pleasure to work with on various real estate transactions. Melvin has proven to be professional and very resourceful. With his personal attention to detail, knowledge and responsi...
  • The best Real estate Lawyer out there!

    I'm a real estate agent and met Melvin through a mutual friend, this guy literally did everything for me from start to finish! My closing went so smoothe took less than a half hour! Definitely recommend Melvin!
  • The most patient and knowledgeable Attorney I have worked with.

    I am a real estate investor in NY, NJ and FL. I use Melvin for all my real estate transactions in NY. I did one transaction with him and I realized what a wonderful person/ attorney he is. Melvin is a down to earth and humble person, all while having tremendous depth and knowledge in his craft. T...
  • Estate Sale

    I had the pleasure of having Melvin as my Real Estate Attorney for sale of my late mother's property. And let me tell you, we ran into so many bumps and lumps, loops and hoops, but nothing that Melvin couldn't smoothen out or couldn't handle! Being that my mother just passed a couple of months pr...

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