Whether you are an individual buying your first home or the owner of a successful business opening a new facility, real estate is one of the biggest investments you will make.  Should you buy or lease? How do you protect your interests?  What due diligence is necessary?  How do you take ownership? When should you terminate the real estate interest?  Our attorneys have the knowledge and practical experience to guide you through this process.

We work with clients on real estate transactions in any of the following ways:

  • Acquisition and disposition of commercial and residential real estate
  • Due diligence and feasibility reviews
  • Commercial & residential leasing
  • Easements & rights of way
  • Land use matters
    • Zoning
    • Building
    • Subdivisions
  • Deed transfers and ownership matters
    • Joint tenancies
    • Tenants in common
    • Life estates
    • Partnerships
  • Taxation
  • Negotiation and preparation of real estate agreements
  • Documenting and closing real estate transactions
  • Formulation of financing terms
    • Single lender
    • Complex loan participation arrangements
  • Financing involving public agencies
  • Taxable or tax-exempt bond financing
  • Other non-traditional financing arrangements
  • Advice on the securities aspect of real estate investments
  • Structuring transactions to maximize tax-related benefits or minimize negative tax consequences including 1031 tax deferred exchanges
  • Subdivision building code compliance and enforcement
  • Real property taxation assessment appeals
  • Real estate tax exemptions
  • Local tax abatement programs
  • Creation and management of condominiums and planned communities

Sometimes real estate transactions are complicated by liens, environmental issues, bankruptcy or other problems.  As a full service firm, our lawyers in other practices are available whenever they are needed to help solve these and other issues.

For help with real estate transactions and title insurance, our subsidiary, Tucker Arensberg Real Estate Service Corporation (TARES), manages all the title insurance and closing documentation making us a truly “one-stop” firm for all your real estate transactions.