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 WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY LITIGATED:

  • PARTITION AND ACCOUNTING ACTIONS
  • ADVERSE POSSESSION CLAIMS
  • DISPUTES OVER OWNERSHIP

WE DRAFT AND NEGOTIATE COMMERCIAL LEASES AND COUNSEL CLIENTS ON THE VARIOUS LEGAL ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE THROUGHOUT THE COMMERCIAL TENANCY.

WE ASSIST REAL PROPERTY OWNERS IN RESOLVING TITLE DISPUTES CONCERNING THEIR PROPERTY.

neighbor disputes

TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS

PROPERTY OWNERS MAY NOT DISCRIMINATE IN HOUSING. PROPERTY OWNERS MAY FACE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS IN A VARIETY OF FORUMS. FOR INSTANCE, DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS MAY BE FILED WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND LAWSUITS MAY BE FILED IN STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS. WE DEFEND THESE DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS.

purchase & Sales

We assist clients through The probate process. our attorneys will also assist you with wills and Trusts, and quiet title actions.

WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN REPRESENTING THE RIGHTS AND INTERESTS OF REAL PROPERTY OWNERS AND SPECIALIZE IN A VARIETY OF AREAS OF REAL ESTATE LAW.

WE COUNSEL OWNERS REGARDING LEGAL DISPUTES AND ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS.

We assist landlords and property owners dealing with harassment and/or threats from tenants. We also work to resolve other nuisance issues with tenants and/or neighbors.

foreclosures

commercial leasing

WE HELP CO-OWNERS OF PROPERTY UNDERSTAND THEIR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS. WE ADVISE CLIENTS REGARDING CC&R AND TENANCY-IN-COMMON DOCUMENTS.

title issues

PROBATE, WIlls & TRUSTS

CO-OWNERSHIP/CONDOMINIUMS/

TENANCIES-IN-COMMON

WE CAN PREPARE ALL THE PAPERWORK NEEDED TO PURCHASE OR SELL PROPERTY THEREBY AVOIDING REAL ESTATE AGENTS AND COMMISSIONS. WE ALSO ADVISE CLIENTS CONCERNING LEGAL ISSUES ARISING DURING THE PURCHASE/SALES TRANSACTION.

DISCRIMINATION AND AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT VIOLATIONS

landlord & Tenant

THESE DISPUTES AND ISSUES MAY INVOLVE THE FOLLOWING:

  • PROPERTY LINES
  • ENCROACHMENTS
  • TRESPASSING
  • NOISE AND NUISANCE
  • EASEMENTS
  • ​FENCES AND TREES
  • WE ADVISE OWNERS THROUGHOUT THE EVICTION PROCESS.


GROUNDS FOR EVICTIONS MAY INCLUDE:

  1. NONPAYMENT OF RENT
  2. BREACH OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT
  3. OWNER MOVE-IN
  4. RELATIVE MOVE-IN
  5. REMOVAL OF PROPERTY FROM RENTAL MARKET (ELLIS ACT)
  6. TEMPORARY RECOVERY TO MAKE REPAIRS OR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PROPERTY
  7. NUISANCE
  8. ILLEGAL USE OF PREMISES​


  • BUYOUT AGREEMENTS: WE ADVISE, NEGOTIATE, AND DRAFT TENANT BUYOUT AGREEMENTS.
  • RENT INCREASES: WE HELP OWNERS MAXIMIZE THEIR RENTAL INCOME BY GIVING LAWFUL RENT INCREASES.
  • REFUSAL OF ACCESS: THERE ARE MANY REASONS A LANDLORD MAY BE ENTITLED TO ENTER A TENANT-OCCUPIED UNIT.
  • UNAPPROVED SUBLEASING: A LANDLORD SHOULD PROMPTLY RESPOND WHEN DISCOVERING THAT A TENANT HAS SUBLEASED IN VIOLATION OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT (e.g. AirBnB).
  • RENT AND EVICTION CONTROL: WE COUNSEL OWNERS THROUGH THE MANY LEGAL OBSTACLES IMPOSED ON THEM BY LOCAL RENT AND EVICTION CONTROL ORDINANCES.
  • RENT BOARD CLAIMS: WE DEFEND PETITIONS FILED BY TENANTS AT THE RENT BOARD.
  • HABITABILITY, LEAD, AND MOLD CLAIMS: WE HELP OWNERS RESPOND TO ADVERSE TENANT CLAIMS ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THEIR UNITS.
  • WRONGFUL EVICTION: WE DEFEND TENANT LAWSUITS.

WE HELP OWNERS WITH    

POST-FORECLOSURE RELATED LEGAL ISSUES INCLUDING REMOVING OCCUPANTS WHO REMAIN AFTER THE FORECLOSURE.

SOME OF THESE LEGAL ISSUES MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • DISCLOSURE/FAILURE TO DISCLOSE
  • WARRANTIES
  • TIMELY PERFORMANCE
  • CONTINGENCIES AND THEIR REMOVAL
  • BREACH OF CONTRACT


OUR PRACTICE

FROM THE INITIAL TENANT APPLICATION UNTIL THE TENANT VACATES AND THE SECURITY DEPOSIT IS RETURNED (or not), PROPERTY OWNERS MAY ENCOUNTER VARIOUS LEGAL CHALLENGES, PARTICULARLY IN RENT AND EVICTION CONTROL JURISDICTIONS.