Whether it is the home you own, your place of business, or an asset you plan to flip or buy and hold, the way you interact with real estate has a significant impact on your life and success in business. A bad real estate deal can capsize a business, bankrupt a family, and create problems that linger for years.
Purchasing Real Estate
Utilizing effective legal counsel gives you power to identify, clarify, and resolve potential problems before they become a crisis. These problems can relate to purchasing documents, zoning, financing, and other issues. Your lawyer increases your understanding and negotiating power, which saves you money and the heartache of a sour transaction.
Leasing Real Estate
Tenants. A commercial lease is the foundation of most businesses. It does not simply identify the location of your business; it is the framework through which your business will operate. There are nuances in commercial leases that, if ignored, can lead to needless strain and even disruption of your business. Mastering these details, anticipating issues, and successfully negotiating them is the difference between a fruitful partnership between landlord and tenant, and costly defaults, breaches, and litigation.
Landlords. Property managers and owners live with the reality that they surrender control to their properties to tenants whose short-term interest in the property may or may not be coupled
with unstable income and occasional bad faith. When that happens, landlords step into a matrix of tenants rights, case law and changing legislation. As an owner of both residential and commercial property, my experience with property management and ownership is a unique value that I add to my clients who are landlords.
Regardless of whether you are are a buyer or seller, landlord or tenant, all parties benefit from clear documentation and communication throughout the transaction.
We serve owners, buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in the following areas of commercial and residential real estate:
- Reviewing and outlining the real estate transaction process
- Reviewing listing or agency agreements
- Boundary disputes
- Mechanic’s liens
- Contract and deed drafting, negotiation, and litigation
- Homeowners and condominium associations
- Drafting commercial and residential leases
- Mortgages, deeds, and bills of sale
- Preparing and review purchase agreements (offer and counter-offers)
- Real estate financing
- Real estate litigation (including title, lien disputes and evictions)
- Zoning, land-use, and variances