Real Estate Law and Attorneys

Federal statutes, common law and state statutory law govern real estate transactions. Real estate law covers all these laws, statutes and law matters related to property. Real estate law comprises a range of legal issues including finance, acquisition, management, development, construction, selling and leasing of all types of residential and commercial property. In addition, real estate law also includes

• Real estate broker issues, such as defending and opposing real estate agents and brokers. This also includes disclosure obligations, fiduciary duty breach, misrepresentation, fraud and negligence.
 
• Disputes related to real estate that include property tax, encroachment, trespass, adverse possession, boundaries and titles, prescriptive easements, condemnation, party walls, trees, branches and sale disputes like contract breach, non disclosure, misrepresentation or fraud.

• Matters related to construction including disputes between contractors, builders and owners over defects in construction, claims against construction accidents and other disputes and claims related to construction.

• Real estate transactions, which are related to representing, litigating, consulting as well as negotiating mortgage re-financing, mortgages, reverse mortgages, sale agreements, residential purchase, commercial purchase, 1031 tax-deferred exchanges and commercial leases including restaurant, medical building, office, shopping center or industrial property.

• Matters related to zoning and use of land, such as representing the owners of the property before governmental bodies like counties, cities, design review and zoning boards. It also includes filing land use application, design review approvals, zoning exceptions, permits for special use and common interest communities. These communities include interpreting and enforcing Covenants and Conditions & Restrictions (CC&R’s).

Reasons for Hiring a Real Estate Attorney

You can hire an attorney for several reasons. An attorney with good qualification helps you avoid documentation error, figure errors and other problems and mistakes, which may result in litigation and other costly legal actions. A qualified real estate attorney with sound experience enables you to keep your property away from probate court and helps you in transferring property to your chosen heirs.

A legal professional also acts as a representative of business entities and helps them in a range of commercial real estate matters, such as real estate acquisitions, construction, sales, development, leasing, land usage, mortgages, financing, foreclosures, refinancing and other investment opportunities related to real estate.