Purchasing, selling, or transferring residential or commercial real estate is a significant financial effort with many dynamics and nuances. As such, you will want to make sure your interests and funds are protected. A real estate attorney with a wealth of knowledge and experience can make a substantial difference.

Types of Real Estate Clients

Real estate lawyers handle all manner of residential and commercial real estate document preparation and litigation. They represent many diverse clients, including:

  • Real estate sellers
  • Buyers
  • Owners
  • Lenders
  • Developers
  • Brokers
  • Municipalities
  • Condominium associations
  • Homeowner associations
  • Investors
  • Joint ventures
  • Real estate brokerage firms
  • Landlords
  • Tenants
  • Corporations
  • Construction companies
  • Property management companies
  • And similar enterprises

Types of Real Estate Transactions Handled

Real estate attorneys handle all aspects of acquiring, financing, commercial leasing, developing, and selling interests in the real estate arena. Real estate legal professionals handle simple residential transactions and many types of complex and high value commercial real estate deals. Some of these areas include:

  • Deed preparation and disputes
  • Easement preparation and disputes, including shared driveway agreements, utility easements, land trust documents, and open space dedications, and boundary swaps
  • Boundary disputes
  • Adverse possession
  • Zoning disputes
  • Variance matters
  • Commercial and residential lease disputes
  • Environmental compliance
  • Construction disputes and liens
  • Regulatory takings
  • Tax ramifications of real property
  • Eminent domain proceedings
  • Land contract disputes
  • Land use and development planning and litigation
  • Purchase and sale agreement disputes
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Title insurance and title opinion litigation
  • Residential closings, including condominium and multifamily properties
  • Foreclosures and short sales
  • Commercial conveyancing and financing
  • Real estate development
  • Preparation of real estate contracts
  • Preparation of new construction contracts
  • Commercial leasing
  • 1031 exchanges
  • Analyzing title issues
  • Preparation of easements 
  • Condemnations
  • Real estate property appraisal evaluation and tax appeals
  • Planned unit developments and condominiums

Residential Closings, Condominiums, and Multifamily Properties

Real estate attorneys handle residential closings for sellers, buyers, and lenders. They can handle a transaction from start to finish—whether it is your first new home, relocation, purchasing or selling a vacation home, or refinancing your existing home. Since each real estate  transaction is unique and deserves singular attention, real estate attorneys strive to be readily available to guide you through the process. 

Real estate lawyers can also provide invaluable advice on specific types of purchases, such as planned unit developments, new construction, multifamily properties, and condominiums. A diverse legal practice offers lawyers who are communicative and can assist you with the many questions that may arise during your real estate transaction. This may include estate planning, tax questions, and joint ownership agreements. A joint ownership agreement is a document that helps unmarried partners who acquire real estate together.

Whether you received real estate through a gift or inheritance, or you are challenging the unauthorized, hostile, and continuous use of a parcel of land you own, you need an experienced and committed attorney to represent you and help to protect your rights, sort out your best interests, and fight aggressively for what is rightfully yours. For more information, seek a consultation with a real estate attorney.

Attorneys have a wealth of experience in plans both simple and complex estates, as well as in the probate process to administer those estates. We also have the resources to help you and your loved ones find the quality long-term care they deserve, and can help you plan your finances so you and your family get the most out of your assets.

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