Virtually everyone is involved in some form of contractual relationship with some other individual or entity related to the ownership or possession of real estate. On occasion, issues arise over the terms of those contracts, or the enforcement of them. I have represented individuals who have experienced disputes during the process of purchasing a home, who have made or defended claims after the sale of real estate, or who have made or defended claims involving neighborhoods, developers, or homeowner’s associations. As a homeowner, claims sometimes arise with contractors or repairmen. In all of these types of disputes, various statutory and case law applies, and you need someone with experience and savvy on your side.
Individuals and small businesses also frequently enter into commercial or residential leases. Seeking legal counsel before executing a lease is wise. But even the best planning will not prevent disputes from arising between the landlord and tenant. Sometimes early attention to the dispute, review of the lease, and negotiation with the other party will avert litigation. At other times, however, court intervention is necessary. I will help you determine whether litigation is a cost-effective option for you, and will guide you through the litigation process.