REAL ESTATE LAW
Real Estate Litigation
Real estate law is one of those areas of law most people cannot avoid. At some point in everybody's life, they will sign some form of real estate contract, whether it be for ownership or lease. These contracts will also often signify one of the biggest financial investments you will ever make.
Unfortunately, it is very common for real estate disputes to develop. We handle a variety of real estate disputes, including non-disclosure/concealment, boundary disputes, easement disputes, adverse possession, Homeowner's Association (HOA) disputes, and landlord-tenant disputes.
Landlord and Tenant
Landlord and Tenant disputes are a huge subset of the real estate disputes that arise. We handle both residential and commercial leasing issues, and, we represent the full spectrum of parties involved, including landlords, owners, property managers, and tenants.
Many people have experience with residential leasing at some point in their life, and anybody with a small business probably has experience with a commercial lease. Much of what we do involves some form of contract or breach of contract dispute, which usually involves a lease agreement or addenda. However, there are usually multiple issues involved, including security deposit act violations, property damages, unlawful evictions, negotiating an early lease termination, and enforcing the covenant of quiet enjoyment and warranty of habitability. We've successfully helped many clients, including both landlords and tenants, resolve disputes both with and without court intervention.
Whether you are on the tenant or landlord side does not matter to us. We represent all of our clients vigorously and aggressively, and in our view, litigating on both sides gives us more insight into both perspectives and potentially, how a judge would view the dispute.
Contracts and Agreements
The firm is experienced in drafting and negotiating various real estate contracts, purchase agreements; commercial and residential leases; easements; property management contracts, handbooks, and agreements; business arrangements for investment properties; independent contractor and agency agreements; and various other real estate contracts and agreements.
If you are a real estate broker and need support or advice on a point of law you are unsure about with respect to any of these types of agreements or transactions, do not hesitate to give us a call to discuss. Real estate brokers are bound by a complex set of regulations enforced by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) Division of Real Estate. If you are a broker and have any questions about a particular agreement, contract term, trust/escrow account, property management setup, etc., give us a call. We provide support to many real estate agents as questions arise.
We also frequently assist homeowners, business owners, and commercial property owners with contract review and drafting. If you have any questions or misgivings about what might constitute the biggest investment of your lifetime, please do not hesitate to call us or request a free consultation.