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Cases We Handle

(Please note that nothing on this page nor in this website constitutes legal advice. As always, the best way to obtain any counsel is to contact us regarding your specific situation.)

Purchase Agreements

Any transfer of real property requires a thoughtful, well-negotiated purchase agreement that can help protect your interests. Constructing the agreement well helps you to minimize your risks, whether you're the buyer or the seller. Call us today to find out how we can structure an agreement that can allow you to strengthen your particular position and increase your back-end security.

Land Use

Do you have a current issue that surrounds a land use ordinance? Or, have you received a complaint from a governmental entity that concerns your property? In any case, let us help structure a solution on your behalf. We can help guide you through the land use compliance process, whatever your particular issue may be. The better you are able to navigate relevant regulations, the more flexibility you have in making the best use of your property.

Boundary Disputes

From time to time adjoining property owners may have disputes as to the boundaries that define their respective properties. These disputes might involve an adverse possession claim, a disagreement over an easement, or some other contested issue. In all such cases, time is an important factor. Acting as soon as possible will help you retain the land to which you have legitimate ownership. For more information, give us a call today.

Easements

Easements are a common issue that affects many landowners. Simply put, an easement is a right to use someone else’s property for a specified, limited use. This right arises in a variety of different situations, such as an access road running across your land, or someone else having the right to walk by your house to reach the ocean. It is important that you understand the implications of any given easement so that you can preserve the value and integrity of your property. Whatever your issue with an easement may be, we can help you discover the best way to increase the rights you keep on your own land.

Condemnation/ Eminent Domain

Many people are shocked to discover that the government can and will take their property for certain governmental projects: these projects might include highways, road projects, schools, access routes, or even some private developments. Surrendering your property for such public uses can sometimes be daunting and very frustrating. Know, however, that you have rights—the government must compensate you for your land or even for the "use" of the land that it takes from you. Getting a fair amount of compensation is where we can step in and help. Having a real estate attorney on your side can reap great rewards, and in some instances, your attorney costs may be reimbursed by the state. For more information, be sure to call or come by our office so we can evaluate your specific situation.

Landlord/ Tenant

Are you a prospective commercial or residential tenant? Or, are you a landlord or tenant that needs assistance with a lease agreement, or possibly with some other issue concerning a rental property? From the beginning of the landlord-tenant relationship to the end, we can guide you so as to help protect your interests. And, as always, we can help you understand the provisions of any agreement in plain English so that there are no surprises.

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