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Real Estate

Real estate law requires extensive knowledge of several sub-categories that exist within the broader practice area, including the ownership, sale, purchase, transfer, leasing, financing, title defects, and development of real estate. Such concerns occur in both residential and commercial settings as well as estate planning and business matters. The firm offers consultation and preparation services for the following:

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Promissory Notes and Mortgages
  • Deeds, including Trustee/Covenant and Transfer on Death/Ladybird
  • Easements and Joint Property Agreements
  • Land Contracts and Memoranda
  • Leases: Commercial, Residential and Land (Ground)
  • Closing Services

The firm is also experienced in handling more complicated real estate areas, including advice and document preparation for the following:

  • Environmental Law
  • Joint Ownership
  • Real Estate Title Defects (Quiet Title)
  • Real Estate Development and Condominium and Land Division Acts
  • Legal descriptions and Surveys
  • Michigan Notice and Recording Acts
  • Building and Use Restrictions – Covenants affecting Real Estate
  • IRC Code §1031 tax deferred exchanges
  • Real Estate Taxation and Assessments
  • Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
  • Water Related Property Rights
  • Zoning