Real Estate Law
Real estate law is a complex practice area that covers negotiations, purchase contracts, construction contracts, easements, title review, quiet title, partition, adverse possession, and landlord-tenant matters. It is the better practice to have an attorney involved from the beginning of real estate transactions to avoid future issues and disputes.
When a city, county, highway department, redeveloper, or other public entity offers to purchase, or acquire by eminent domain, all or a portion of your commercial or residential property for use in a public works or development project, it is important to immediately contact an attorney. A knowledgeable attorney will be able to effectively protect your rights, guide you through the condemnation process, negotiate on your behalf, assist you in relocating your business or residence, and help you obtain fair compensation for your property.
Land Use/Zoning Law
For new real estate developments, both commercial and residential, the most difficult part can be navigating through the applicable city and county’s rules and regulations. Building code, zoning code, sign code, sewer district regulations, state law, permitting, environmental issues, lot consolidations, rezonings, and variance applications, can all become any issue when developing, rehabilitating or changing the use of real estate.