Real Estate and Property Law covers a broad range of issues regulated by federal and state statutes, as well as common law. It is a complex practice area, further complicated by the significant inconsistency in the laws throughout different cities and states. The firm’s real estate practice attorneys have decades of experience assisting clients navigate this complex and ever-changing legal area. For the convenience of our clients, our real estate attorneys are also state licensed insurance producers, which allows the firm to offer title insurance from top title insurance underwriters.
Our firm’s real estate practice attorneys advise and represent clients on the complete range of real estate issues, including:
- Residential and commercial purchases and sales
- Title to real estate
- Residential and commercial developments
- Residential and commercial leasing
- Entity formation
- Tax issues
- Homeowners’ associations
- Condominium issues
- Sales contracts
- Acquisition, development and/or conversion of properties
- Landlord-tenant leasing and/or disputes
- Real estate disputes, including defenses to title or quiet title actions
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are some key issues for me to consider when reviewing a contract to purchase a home?
What is a title examination or abstract?
What is title insurance, and why is it needed?
How should title be held?
What is the difference between a General Warranty Deed, Special (Limited) Warranty Deed, and Quit Claim Deed?
What is a survey, and why should I pay for one?
What is an easement? What are my rights and obligations under an easement?
What is an escrow and an escrow agent? What does it mean to have funds or documents in escrow?
How does the buyer know how the land surrounding the property will be used?
What is commercial financing in general?
What is an environmental indemnity agreement?
What is the effect of a personal guaranty?
What other collateral documents are common in a commercial loan closing?
Why would the lender require a special purpose entity (also called "single purpose entity")?
What is the effect of a due on sale clause?
What choices of borrower’s entity are available?
What is a junior lien?
What are participation loans?
What is mezzanine financing?
What is a foreclosure?
How does a lender exercise a power of sale?
- Private and traditional mortgage lenders
- Real estate owners
- Homeowner and condominium associations
- Buyers and sellers of real estate
- Real estate brokers
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