The practice of real estate law encompasses a wide range of legal matters related to property, including transactions, disputes, and regulation. Our team can assist clients with the buying, selling, leasing, and financing of real estate properties. This practice area is multifaceted, touching on various legal disciplines such as contract law, property law, commercial law, and zoning regulations. Here are key aspects of real estate law practice:

1. Transactions & Closings: Our team assists from day one with title search, ensuring clean tiles all the way up to closings. We will draft and review contracts for the sale and purchase of properties, negotiating terms, and ensuring compliance with local and federal laws. We conduct thorough due diligence for our clients to identify potential legal issues with properties, such as title defects, encumbrances, zoning restrictions and more.

2. Financing: Financing is a critical aspect of real estate transactions. Our team can either refer our network partners or we will work with clients’ preferred lenders and borrowers in structuring loans, mortgages, and other financing mechanisms. We will ensure the terms are clearly defined and comply with all applicable laws. 

3. Leasing: Our team will draft, review, and negotiate lease agreements on behalf of landlords and tenants, ensuring lease terms, obligations, and rights under the lease and applicable law, including eviction proceedings and lease disputes are in favor of our client. 

4. Land Use and Zoning: We can assist in obtaining any necessary permits and approvals for development projects, represent clients in hearings before zoning boards, and challenge zoning and land use decisions. This area also includes environmental law, as developments often require environmental assessments and compliance with environmental regulations.

5. Litigation: Disputes are common in real estate, ranging from contract disputes and boundary disputes to landlord-tenant issues and construction litigation. Our team represents clients in court, mediation, and arbitration proceedings and work diligently to resolve disputes efficiently, whether through litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods.

6. Construction and Development: This aspect involves advising on contracts for construction projects, regulatory compliance, and project financing. Our team works with developers, contractors, architects, and engineers on behalf of or alongside our clients, every step of the way—from the planning stage through to the completion of construction projects, addressing legal issues that arise along the way.

7. Regulatory Compliance: Transnational Matters’ team will ensure that real estate transactions and projects comply with federal, state, and local regulations, including compliance with fair housing laws, environmental regulations, and building codes.

8. Taxation: Property taxation is vital yet often overseen by potential buyers so we advise on   property tax assessments, appeals, and the tax implications of real estate transactions and ownership structures with formal reports for our clients to be fully aware of all future implications before signing any purchase agreements.

9. Foreclosures: We assist with foreclosure proceedings and restructuring of distressed real estate assets.

Real estate lawyers play a crucial role in facilitating transactions, resolving disputes, and ensuring that real estate activities are conducted within the bounds of the law. Whether working with individual homeowners, investors, developers, or corporations, real estate lawyers are essential in managing the legal aspects of property ownership and use. 

Transnational Matters is proud to provide this service to our clients.