Real Estate Law

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Kestler | Derryberry LLP maintains a wide ranging real estate law practice and has experienced real estate lawyers. Whether your issue is transactional or litigious in nature, our staff and Attorneys are qualified to assist you. We are experienced in the following real estate matters:

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Purchase, Sale and Option Agreements
  • Title Insurance
  • Easements and Scope of Easement Disputes
  • Boundary and Encroachment Issues
  • Commercial Leases and Subleases
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Property Finance, including deeds of trust and other security instruments
  • Land use, Zoning, and Entitlements
  • Subdivision Map Act
  • Condominium Law
  • Homeowner’s Association Law
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Quite Title Actions
  • Title Disputes
  • Breach of Contract for the Purchase and Sale of Real Estate
  • Condemnation and Inverse Condemnation
  • Judicial and Non-Judicial Foreclosure
  • Receiverships

The purchase of residential  real estate usually involves three parties: the buyer, the seller, and the lender.  This can make things complex.  Plus, the law that governs real estate transactions is different from the law governing other kinds of purchases.  An experienced legal professional from our firm can help you in this tricky area, especially when problems arise.

If you already own your property, and are a landlord, you are probably well aware of the headache a problem tenant can create.  California real estate law has numerous safeguards to protect tenants, and the law gives them arbitrary rights where you assume criminal liability if you fail to follow the correct processes.  A real estate lawyer can help you navigate the complex landlord tenant law and help get you the best possible outcome.

Commercial real estate transactions are usually more complex than residential transactions.  There are safeguards for buyers of residential real estate, but for commercial the law assumes both parties should be able to understand the contract terms.  Properties need to have a solid valuation, as large sums of money regularly change hands in these transactions.  There is typically a lot of negotiation built in to these transactions which a lawyer can help you with.  Transfer of these large commercial properties also involves transfer of liability for the property.  If there are existing violations, or there are other environmental hazards, the new owner assumes the liability for these problems.  The law surrounding commercial real estate is complex, and an experienced lawyer can help.

Please contact Kestler | Derryberry LLP if we can assist you with any of the above real estate law related issues


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