Congratulations on selling a house in NYC, you’ve made it! Closing day is typically less stressful than the previous steps because all of the kinks and negotiations have been worked out. It’s rare to see further negotiations at the closing table. However, you should make sure your attorney is there vs his paralegal in case there are sneaky last minute negotiations. You’ll want your senior lawyer to be there to handle any shenanigans by the buyer’s attorney last minute.
The closing will typically be held at the seller’s attorney’s office, or another location more centrally located in NYC if the seller’s attorney’s office is far out in the boroughs. Expect to see on closing day the buyer’s attorney, the buyer, the buyer’s bank’s attorney, the seller’s attorney, the seller and a closing coordinator or representative from the title company. The brokers will usually not be present at closing as they do not have a role to play. They may show up at the end to congratulate their clients and pick up their commission checks, but otherwise it would only be for moral support.