The Charlottesville law firm of St. John, Bowling & Lawrence provides the full range of real estate-related legal services to help buyers, sellers, developers, and others get the optimum return for their real estate investment. Our attorneys serve as corporate counsel to small and medium-sized businesses and real estate developers in all matters related to commercial real estate and condominium development, including both transactional and litigation matters. We also represent individuals in residential real estate transactions.
Real Estate Transactions
A poorly-worded or one-sided legal document will only invite disputes and frustrate the intentions of the parties, and perhaps leave one with little recourse to rectify the situation. The attorneys at St. John, Bowling & Lawrence have decades of experience in real estate transactions. Our lawyers negotiate, draft and review all legal documents related to a real estate transaction to ensure our clients’ interests are well-represented and that their rights are protected in the event of a dispute.
- Representation in any purchase, sale, transfer or lease
- Title inspection and review
- Obtaining financing
- Eminent Domain
- Easements and restrictive covenants
- Condominium development
- Homeowner association representation
Real Estate Litigation
Every piece of real estate is unique, and developers and purchasers invest a great deal of time, money and effort into locating the perfect site, acquiring the necessary permits, building or developing, or otherwise readying the property for their intended use. Unfortunately, there are many pitfalls and traps for the unwary along the road to a successful transaction, and a misstep anywhere along the way may be enough to derail the deal. Our team of skilled litigators represents buyers, sellers, lenders, developers and other parties to real estate transactions in litigation, as well as the resolution of disputes which occur at any time during property ownership:
- Title disputes
- Escrow disputes
- Construction defects
- Breach of Contract