Real Estate

The Real Estate Section is made up a highly experienced attorney, paralegals, and administrative assistants.. Through teamwork, the Real Estate Section is able to provide full-service legal representation in transactional and litigation matters in every phase of real property acquisition, financing, development and ownership. The depth of our experience, combined with the expertise of our colleagues in environmental and commercial law enables us to handle all real estate transactions from the residential closing to complex commercial real estate matters.

Real Estate Acquisition and Development

We assist buyers and sellers in every aspect of the purchase or sale of residential and commercial property. Our services include the negotiating and drafting of letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, leases, site development agreements, oil and gas leases, condominium and planned community development documents. We conduct closings on behalf of buyers, sellers and lenders.

Land Use

We represent commercial and residential developers and corporate and industrial entities in the acquisition of state and local authorizations for all forms of residential, commercial and industrial projects. This includes counseling in zoning, site plans, subdivision matters, and related litigation before municipal and county boards and agencies. We negotiate and draft architectural and construction contracts on behalf of owners, architects and contractors.

Financing

Our lawyers represent real estate lenders, borrowers and investors in all types of financial transactions, including refinancing, property acquisition loans, development and construction loans, and project and permanent financing. Our services include the negotiation and preparation of loan agreements, promissory notes, mortgages, security agreements, guaranties, hazardous materials agreements, collateral assignments of leases and all other instruments that are part of secured lending.

Other Areas

We also represent clients in all other areas of real estate litigation, including actions involving tax sales, zoning, rescission, specific performance, condemnation, partition, foreclosure, receivership, eviction, agreements of sale, construction defects, commission claims, title issues, quiet title, and mechanic's liens.

Skilled Senior Attorneys

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The firm provides skilled representation to clients under the supervision of skilled senior attorneys. The firm is well established such that its most Senior Attorney, Mr. Fred Walker passed away in the recent past but left behind his knowledge and integrity as examples of the way, we feel, a law firm should conduct itself. The younger members have assumed leadership of the firm (50-70 years of age) and exemplify the ethics and skill which Fred Walker will be forever remembered for at the firm.

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