Real Estate Lawyer - Landlord and Tenants Attorney

Real Estate Law is the law related to buying, selling, leasing, developing and managing real estate. The law of real estate varies from state to state, although a few areas of real estate law have federal implications. Real estate law touches on federal law in the areas of eminent domain and taxation, as well as environmental and land usage law. Each of these fields also have state and even local law counterparts. Lawyers with a real estate practice typically represent buyers and sellers of real estate, but may also represent the interests of developers and investors. In this way, many real estate lawyers also are skilled in business law. In some states, lawyers do not play a large role in the closing of a real estate transaction, as those duties are handled by escrow and title companies. Typically, lawyers do not represent both the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction, though the law of many states allows them to represent both parties with fully-inform consent.

Land Development

Our attorneys represent developers in all aspects of the development process, including site acquisitions, zoning, land use planning, and the negotiation and preparation of architectural and construction contracts. The main cities we practice law are in Detroit, Lansing, East Lansing, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Owosso, Jackson and St John's Michigan.

Commercial Lease Preparation

Our commercial leasing attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in the negotiation and drafting of the various agreements required by commercial property owners, including shopping centers, office and industrial leases, amendments, assignments, subordination and non-disturbance agreements, lease terminations, estoppel agreements, cross-easement agreements and licenses.

Landlord and Tenant

In the event of a lease dispute, our real estate lawyers regularly appear in court to aggressively pursue and enforce our clients’ rights under a lease.

Mortgage Lending

We represent both lenders and borrowers in negotiating and closing construction and mortgage loans.

Sale and Acquisition of Commercial Real Property

Our attorneys negotiate contracts of sale and participate in all the phases of the sale and acquisition process through closing. Our work ranges from regional shopping centers to downtown office buildings and large multi-tenant residential properties and smaller projects such as residential homes, strip malls, and suburban office buildings.

Formation and Management of Real Estate Partnerships and Joint Ventures

We negotiate and structure real estate joint ventures, limited liability companies and partnerships, including financing arrangements. Our clients rely on our expertise regarding the variety of management issues they face on a daily basis.