If you own, sell, buy, or finance real estate, you need to have a sound understanding of legal practices and compliance. Acquisition and disposition both require skilled negotiation and agreement drafting to avoid the many pitfalls inherent in real estate transactions. There are also strict laws in place on the transfer of real estate property, so having a lawyer on board to advise you on regulatory compliance is a must, whether you are acquiring, disposing, or financing property.
Hart & David assists clients through all processes dealing with real estate, whether you need general counsel for a transaction, negotiation when securing financing agreements, or representation in the event of a dispute.
Acquisition and Sales
Negotiating an acquisition is not only a matter of securing a favorable price. It also involves surveying and zoning considerations. Commercial property needs to be worth its investment, and dealing with the legal complexities surrounding the use of land should be part of your plan. Having a sound understanding of the law is imperative to making wise acquisition decisions.
In addition, documents need to be drafted to protect the parties involved in the transaction and prevent legal entanglements. Once the deal closes and financing is handled, any discrepancies can easily result in costly litigation. Having a lawyer on your side to help you negotiate, structure, and draft legally binding agreements will ensure that your investment is protected.
Dispositions involve property transfer laws, and they can easily result in lawsuits if certain measures are neglected. For example, failure to provide accurate information on any defects in the property can lead to a costly dispute. Hart & David advises you throughout every stage of the process to ensure you don’t end up in legal entanglements.
Real estate is expensive, so financing it means raising large amounts of capital very quickly. You might opt for a loan from a bank or some other financing method, such as seller-to, lease options, and seller carry back. Each of these has its own processes and legal implications, requiring a full knowledge of federal and state law to handle effectively.
Legal documents and negotiations are also a hefty part of the process of obtaining real estate financing. You need advising from an attorney to determine your options and plan how to pursue them.
Legal Assistance with Real Estate Transactions
A real estate agent alone is not enough for the process of surveying property, performing due diligence research, negotiating transactions, and drafting agreements. You need an attorney who will act in your best interest throughout the process. That is what Hart & David is here to do.
We provide our clients with a full range of legal services when it comes to real estate transactions and financing. These include:
- Due diligence research on title, survey, zoning, and other issues
- Negotiating agreements
- Drafting transactional documents
- Structuring financing agreements and transfers
- Legal general counsel
- Representation during litigation and dispute resolution
Whether you are looking to finance a piece of investment property to fill out your portfolio or an REIT seeking to protect high-value assets, Hart & David provides customized legal assistance with real estate acquisition, disposition, and financing issues. For more information, contact our attorneys today.