Real Estate

Real Estate law is a general term used to describe the field of law which governs all different types of Real Estate transactions. A variety of legal issues may arise during the acquiring, financing, developing, managing and constructing of all kinds of property. Some of the instances where one would want to consider hiring an attorney include when purchasing or selling Real Estate, short sales, foreclosures or for land use and zoning issues.

While purchasing or selling real estate, whether commercial or residential, it is helpful to have an attorney assist with negotiating and drafting agreements of sale and reviewing title for defects that may affect the client.

In short sales, a homeowner can benefit from hiring an experienced attorney. Both the lender and homeowner in these transactions would like to avoid the foreclosure process. Having an attorney assist can save both the homeowner and lender time and money.

If your home is foreclosed on, an attorney can help provide options to avoid the loss of the home. At times, lenders only initiate foreclosure proceedings because they want to avoid a total loss, not because they want to own the property. With the help of an experienced attorney, a homeowner can negotiate an alternative with the lender to make payments. Also, in the case where a bank made a mistake or violated a homeowner’s rights, an attorney can help a homeowner fight the foreclosure and keep their home.

Zoning is a system of land use regulation used by local governments. These regulations govern the types of acceptable activities on lots of land. The types of issues where hiring an attorney would be necessary include rezoning, land use planning, planned unit development (PUD), environmental impacts, variances and site plan applications.

The Pile Law Firm represents clients in all aspects of real estate development, transactions and litigation. We provide clear, practical advice to help clients achieve their goals, whether it involves a simple lease renewal, real estate contract drafting and negotiation a zoning matter or a messy title issue. In each matter, we define success the same way: by meeting the client’s objectives as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Our practice involves the development, acquisition, leasing, financing, and construction of commercial and residential real estate; real estate loans; foreclosures and bankruptcies; zoning and land use; short sales and mortgage modifications. We also handle all types of litigation involving real estate.