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Real Estate Law
Whether you are buying or selling a home, or contemplating a commercial estate transaction, it is important to know your rights and exposure to risk and have these things explained to you by an experienced real estate attorney. Our attorneys don't overwhelm you with complicated legal terminology. Our representation of individuals and businesses with their real estate needs over the years has provided us with the experience necessary to tackle some of the most complex legal issues and situations. But this experience doesn't mean we speak legalese. We communicate our ideas clearly and concisely so that you are aware of all of your options.
We support our clients with the following real estate services:
• Development/Land Use
• International Real Estate Investments
• Timeshare Transfers
• and much more call today!
Preparing and interpreting contracts, leases and deeds can be complex. It is important to have an experienced real estate attorney handle negotiating, drafting, reviewing and advising you regarding these types of instruments.
A wrongly worded provision can result in a cost or risk that may not have been anticipated and that can have costly repercussions. Our experience ranges from representing individuals in the purchase and sale of a home, to representing large-tract landowners and office buildings and shopping centers landlords with their acquisition and disposition needs. Our understanding of contract law has allowed us to save our clients future expenses and problems.
As a landlord, you need a high-quality lease agreement that protects your interests. A well-crafted lease agreement specifies the terms of your rental arrangement, reduces your potential liability, and helps protect your investment.
As a tenant, you need to be aware of the rights and the potential risks that you face. Understanding these things and making sure you're interests are protected can affect the success of your business.
Our experienced attorneys take the time to understand the nuances of your needs and to provide you with the personal attention you expect.
If you are closing a real estate transaction and have not hired your own real estate attorney, proceeding without legal review and representation can be risky.
Real estate closings involve the execution and delivery of all necessary documents simultaneously with the payment of the purchase price and the settlement costs of the transaction. While real estate closings may appear to be a relatively simple process with a title company preparing the closing documents, a lack of understanding or proper review of these documents can lead to problems after closing. A real estate closing can be a complex and complicated matter requiring a thorough knowledge of the law.
At Mestdagh & Wall, our attorneys represent clients to make sure they are fully protected at closing. In addition to representing clients through the closing process, we also handle closings - we act as closing, title and escrow agent. As a closing agent, we draft the documents necessary to close a transaction. As title agent, we clear title issues and issue title insurance to ensure marketable title to owners and lenders. Our title underwriters are some of the most reputable in the industry, including First American Title, Attorney's Title, and Westcor. As escrow agent, we hold and disburse funds per the terms of the applicable contract.
Our experience includes representing clients in the development of shopping centers, office buildings, residential subdivisions, condominiums and apartment complexes, and other commercial developments.
Real estate transactions can involve great opportunity as well as significant risk. Changing market and economic conditions as well as regulatory and environmental concerns make it necessary to have a top quality real estate attorney by your side. Our real estate attorneys have extensive experience in representing commercial and residential real estate developers in areas of contracts, permitting, declarations, mortgages, title insurance and searches and municipal and county actions.
International Real Estate Investments
Mestdagh & Wall's attorneys represent international investors in their purchase and sale of real estate and businesses in Florida. We advise Europeans, Canadians and UK investors on selecting the right entity to provide effective liability protection and tax planning. We also advise clients on their purchase or sale of assets, including reviewing and/or drafting real estate contracts, reviewing matters of title and clearing title. We understand the importance of attention to detail, while being mindful of providing cost-effective counseling.
Ever vigilant to our client's needs, we make sure they understand the laws that apply to their transaction.
Have you purchased a timeshare and wish to get out of the purchase? Florida law allows a buyer of a timeshare to rescind/cancel the purchase contract. Mestdagh & Wall's attorneys advise clients on how to correctly cancel contracts. If you are outside of the "cooling off" period, you may still have options. In addition to handling rescissions and cancellations, we advise clients on their options in their disputes with timeshare companies. We also assist clients to properly follow procedures to successfully transfer their timeshare interests and units, whether to a spouse, heir, or non-family member.