Buying, selling, leasing or developing property.
When buying, selling, leasing or developing property, you require legal advice and legal documentation, whether it is a purchase and sale agreement, lease agreement or a development agreement. Regardless of how well the legal documents are drafted, there can still be disputes between the parties as to the meaning of the documents. We assist you buying, selling, leasing or developing property.
Construction defect cases.
You decide to construct a house on your vacant lot. After completion of construction and during the first rain, you discover that your roof leaks. Your roofer states that the roof leak is the responsibility of the architect. Your architect states that the roof leak is the responsibility of the general contractor. Your general contractor states that the roof leak is the responsibility of the framer. We assist you in figuring out who is responsible and recovering damages from the responsible parties.
Disputes with real estate brokers, escrow officers, title companies and lenders.
In connection with the purchase and sale of real estate, whether it is vacant land, a single family residence, commercial property or industrial property, there are usually real estate brokers, escrow officers, title companies and lenders involved. Disputes can arise with real estate brokers over commissions. Disputes can arise with escrow officers as to how they prepared the escrow instructions and the deeds. Disputes can arise with the title company as to whether or not certain items should have or should not have been disclosed on the title insurance policy. Disputes can arise with the lenders over excessive loan fees and costs, or the interpretation of loan documents, such as whether you agreed to a fixed rate loan or a variable rate loan. We can assist you with these disputes.
Specific performance of real estate transactions.
With the ups and downs of the real estate markets, we have seen many circumstances in which the buyer or seller will back out of a purchase contract. Sometimes there is justification to back out of a contract. Sometimes there is no justification to back out of a contract. In any event, if you are the party who wants to proceed with the transaction, we can assist you in obtaining specific performance of the contract. If you are the party who wants to back out of the contract, we can determine whether you have a basis to do so.