Real estate can include transactions for the purchase, rental, lease or sale of real estate, as well as litigation involving real estate, including boundary line disputes, mechanic’s liens, setting aside deeds wrongfully obtained, establishing or enforcing easements, and clearing up title to real estate, among other things. Transactional real estate law includes negotiation for purchase or sale of real estate, or construction of buildings on property, as well as the preparation and closing of contracts on those subjects. Our lawyers have years of experience in handling these and related matters, and we are regularly retained by a number of title insurance companies to defend the interests of their insureds when a challenge is raised to their ownership of their property. We also include, within this category, representation of both landlords and tenants with respect to rights and obligations arising under leases for both residential and commercial real estate. If you, a friend or a family member has a question or dispute involving any aspect of the occupation or ownership of real estate, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
Wills and trusts are essential to ensure that your assets are distributed to your beneficiaries and heirs in an orderly fashion and at the least expense to your estate. Please contact us for an explanation of the various options available to you that will accomplish your goals.
Essential to ensure the orderly transfer of family assets, estate planning is another area in which we practice. Estate planning includes the orderly transfer of family businesses, tax questions, preparing and administering wills, trusts, guardianships and conservatorships; estate planning also includes power of attorney and healthcare declarations. Having knowledge in federal and state estate taxes is essential in implementing a desired plan for your estate. If you are interested in setting up an estate plan, contact our office to discuss your various options.
Probate is the Court proceeding through which a will is proved to be valid and the estate of a decedent is administered. The process includes collecting a decedent’s assets, paying claims against the decedent, paying necessary taxes, and distribution of property to heirs. Through the probate process, a person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed upon his or her death. Call our office if you need a will drafted, or if you are left handling the affairs of a loved one and need assistance.