What is Real Estate Law?

Real estate agreements are covered by federal statutes, state and common law. The area of real estate law includes state regulations and laws, as well as legal matters of property law. The scope of real estate law encompasses a variety of issues regarding the financing, acquisition, development, management, construction, lease and sell agreements for both residential and commercial property, including:

Real estate agreements for litigation, representation, mortgage consultation, negotiation, re-financing and reverse mortgages, as well as 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, transactions relating to real estate (both residential and commercial) purchase and sale, lease agreements (for both residential and commercial property).

Real estate disputes (e.g. adverse possession, eminent domain, prescriptive easements, property taxes, condemnation, title and boundary disputes, as well as trespass, encroachment and nuisance, sale arguments (e.g., contract violation, non-disclosure, misrepresentation or fraud).

Real estate brokerage issues, such as including claims against real estate brokers (negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud/misrepresentation, disclosure) and their defense.

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