Real Estate Law
Real Estate Law
Real property or real estate practice encompasses everyday transactions: buying or selling homes, commercial or industrial sites and buildings, financing, whether through banks, other commercial lenders or seller take-back mortgages, zoning and subdivision regulations and title restrictions, and deed encumbrances and landlord-tenant matters.
While the foregoing list are types of matters our attorneys routinely handle, we also have substantial experience in representations including homeowners’ associations, condominium associations, developers, mortgage workouts, foreclosures, redevelopment projects, property line disputes, neighbor disputes and more.
More recently, we have also begun to assist in reinstating deeds of trust after foreclosures and returning legal title of houses to the homeowners. Whether the real property issue you face is in the future or something you are in the middle of, we can assist you by explaining your options, rights and obligations, and represent you in resolving your particular matter. Call us to see if we can help you.
We can assist you in most of your real estate matters, including:
- Condominium Associations
- Deed Restrictions
- Deeds of Trust
- Homeowners’ Associations
- “Like-Kind” Exchanges
- Mortgage Reinstatements
- Neighbor Disputes
- Property Line Disputes
- Road Associations
- Tax Credits
Real Estate Articles
The Devil’s (Still) in the Details: Deadlines and Liquidated Damages Clauses
A recent case out of Illinois illustrates the danger of failing to keep track of deadlines, and expounds on the purpose of liquidated damages. The facts of the case are rather straightforward, but the results surely must have stung for one of the parties. A contract...
Playing by the Rules: Not Just Fair, But a Legal Prerequisite
Far too frequently, the explanation for an action taken by a condominium or subdivision association's directors, trustees or managers that, on its face, is obviously contrary to the association's declaration, indenture, articles of incorporation, bylaws or rules, is...
Raising Assessments, Conflict Between Declaration and By-Laws, and the Business Judgment Rule
In a decision handed down less than two weeks ago by the Missouri Court of Appeals, the court was confronted with a case involving the proper method for calculating a maximum annual assessment by the subdivision's board of directors absent a vote of the homeowners. In...
My Neighbor’s Tree
For many property owners, landscaping and trees are sources of great pride and enjoyment. But sometimes even life’s simplest joys become complications, and neighbors often disagree whether the stately sweetgum reaching over the fence is a beauty or a nuisance. What...