providing Effective representation for INDIVIDUALS, municipalities and Businesses
Real estate transactions and litigation can be a complex area, involving centuries-old law, brokers, agents, lawyers, buyers, sellers and title agents. When buying or selling a home, business or vacant land, it is imperative to retain competent legal counsel to help guide you through the transaction and to preserve your rights and best interests. I have helped buyers and sellers of residential and commercial property navigate the turbulent waters of a real estate transaction. I have also litigated civil disputes between parties over boundary lines, easements (right-of-ways), lake rights and carried out a lawsuit against a homeowner’s association that was improperly enforcing deed restrictions against one of its members. I also help land-lords and tenants by both bringing and defending against eviction petitions.
A competent real estate attorney should be prepared to review his or her client’s contract and explain all provisions in easy to understand terms, negotiate with the other side for acceptable changes to the agreement, review leases if the purchase involves a property that is currently rented, be able to advise the client on landlord/ tenant matters and if necessary be able to carry out evictions in court. The attorney should also be familiar with title insurance and all aspects of dealing with defects in title.
A competent attorney should review inspections and reports and make recommendations based on his or her experience to avoid pitfalls down the road and to help save his or her client’s hard earned money or to maximize the return on a client’s investment. Real estate is a tough and competitive business and contacting an experienced attorney can make all the difference.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY
When it comes time to buying or selling a home, you’ll be dealing with many professionals. But real estate agents and loan officers are just some of the professionals involved in the typical real estate transaction. Attorneys are also an important part of the equation. Real estate can be a tricky business. The purchase and sale process moves quickly, encountering many issues on the way that require prompt attention. This is where an experienced attorney comes in. A good real estate attorney anticipates what is coming and takes proper precautions to avoid problems. For these reasons, it is important to retain an attorney experienced in real estate. Once you have contacted and retained one, you should expect your attorney to protect your interests. An experienced attorney will do this by doing the following:
In sum, it is impossible to understate the importance of selecting the right real estate attorney to represent your interests in the purchase or sale of your home. Not every real estate transaction goes exactly as planned and it is when the “unexpected” occurs that having experienced legal guidance yields huge dividends. Please contact me today to discuss your real estate matter.
Are you buying a home? Selling a home? Thinking of buying or selling a business?
Real estate ownership can be one of the most frustrating areas of law for clients. I can help you navigate the maze of your real estate matter with confidence and professionalism. I am experienced with real estate closings, business purchase and sale agreements, residential and commercial leases, evictions and title issues.
For clients who are interested in investment properties and commercial real estate management, I can also provide advice as to the proper business entity (i.e. S-Corp., LLC, Family Limited Partnership, etc.) to help shield your personal assets from liability.
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