BOUNDARY DISPUTES (ADJOINING LANDOWNERS)
Handling issues dealing with rights, duties and liabilities that arise particularly out of the relationship between neighboring landowners including encroachments, the doctrine of agreed boundaries, tree disputes, subjacent and lateral support, wall and fence disputes, and the preservation or enjoyment of views and sunlight.
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Helping individuals and businesses with real estate transactions such as leasing, purchase and sale and real estate finance transactions. Legal representation can involve review and drafting of legal instruments such as leases and purchase agreements, escrow agreements, negotiating of their terms, legal advise regarding performance of contracts, and pre-litigation dispute resolution. The firm also represents parties to real estate transactions gone wrong before and in litigation.
COTENANCY AND PARTITION
Title to real property can be held by more than one person as joint tenants, cotenants or tenants in partnership. There are also other variations of common ownership. We represent parties in legal disputes among cotenants which may include advising on cotenancy issues prior to creation of cotenancy, drafting and advising on legal instruments, pre-litigation consultations and representing parties in disputes among cotenants which may include actions for partition, ejectment, recovery of share of rents or rental value and damages for the ouster.
An escrow involves the deposit of documents, money, or other items of value with a third party to be delivered on the occurrence of one or more conditions. In most real estate transactions these functions usually are handled by a neutral escrow holder. We represent parties to an escrow including escrow holders (agents) and principals if the dispute arises about obligations of the escrow holder, rights and obligations of the parties related to the property and documents held in escrow, escrow agreement terms and conditions and other escrow related disputes.