Profile of Laurel Scarr-Konel, Esq.
Laurel Scarr-Konel, Esq.
Phone: 516.942.4200 | Fax: 516.938.6595
Bar Admissions: New York State Bar; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts, New York
Languages: Spanish, French, Portuguese
Laurel Scarr-Konel uses her extensive knowledge and experience to achieve the best possible results for her clients. She prides herself on being approachable and always empathetic, as she helps her U.S. and foreign clients navigate the confusing and stressful real estate legal process.
“I always think of myself as if I were the client and try to do what I would want someone to do if our positions were reversed.”
Laurel focuses her practice on clients interested in purchases, sales and leases of properties including single family houses, condominium units, cooperative apartments, and buildings on Long Island and in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. She also offers related services including simple wills, advance directives, business entity formation, basic contracts, and estate probate and administration.
Education and Work Experience
After earning her bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University, Laurel went on to earn an M.B.A. in International Business from Hofstra University and a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.
Laurel spent 26 years at the law firm of Grant, Herrmann, Schwartz & Klinger LLP, where she rose from Associate to Partner to Managing Partner. She started her own practice in 2015. She is a member of the NYS Bar Association, Real Estate Section.
Related Work and Volunteer Experience
Laurel enjoys teaching and working with students. She was an adjunct professor at NYU’s School of Continuing Education where she taught Real Estate in the Paralegal Certificate Program. She volunteers at her local high school during Career Day and also serves as a Moot Court Judge.
Laurel enjoys meeting new people and networking with them. She is an active member of Gotham City Networking Group where she was formerly a Co-Chair of the Hispanic Group and the Long Island Real Estate Group and is presently the Group Coordinator and Co-Chair of the Long Island Dinner Group. She was named Gotham’s 2018 Networker of the Year. She is also active in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she is on the Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center POB Cares Advisory Board.
A chocoholic for as long as she can remember, Laurel dabbles as a Founding Curator with The Cocoa Exchange (the direct sales arm of Mars, Inc./Dove chocolate). She loves introducing unique gourmet chocolate treats and recipe ingredients at social gatherings, networking events and fundraisers. Laurel likes to think of herself as a Real Estate Attorney by day and a Chocolate Curator for fun!