Real Estate and Leasing Attorneys from Closing to Foreclosing
Real Estate and Leasing Attorneys Provide Professional Guidance in Sales, Leasing, and Much More
Nearly every business has real estate needs, whether it be developing, leasing, selling, or acquiring real estate. An experienced and locally-connected real estate and leasing team like that at Jenkins Fenstermaker is vital to protect your business’s interest.
Our attorneys serve many functions for their real estate and leasing clients. They negotiate, draft, and advise clients on purchase and sale contracts and leases as well as assist with financing transactions, matters involving eminent domain (condemnation), land use and zoning issues, title disputes, boundary disputes, construction and premises defects, real estate agency issues, commercial real estate transactions, and many other legal problems related to real estate.
But real estate businesses also need counsel to assist in areas outside of the real estate arena. Jenkins Fenstermaker is prepared to serve all of your real estate business’s legal needs.
Our Real Estate and Leasing Attorneys Serve All Businesses and Industries
Businesses in almost every field may have may need the assistance of a real estate lawyer at one time or another. Like many industries, real estate can be heavily regulated. Specialized real estate laws govern in each state, and zoning and land use ordinances govern land use at the city and county level. In mining areas, even federal laws such as the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and wetlands protection of the Clean Water Act can impact real estate transactions.
Don’t guess or hope that the seller you are dealing with has met all statutory requirements. Get specialized professional advice in all of your real estate transactions.
Because we are a regional firm, Jenkins Fenstermaker is uniquely poised to serve businesses when real estate and other legal needs arise. Respected in the field and with 90 years’ experience, our lawyers can hit the ground running.
Jenkins Fenstermaker’s Diverse Legal Practice Areas Support Real Estate Businesses
In addition to serving its clients’ real property legal needs, the attorneys at Jenkins Fenstermaker also serve the real estate industry in a variety of other legal practice areas. Colleagues of our real estate and leasing lawyers who focus on the areas of labor and employment, corporate governance and business entities, construction law, and litigation have much to offer real estate industry clients. Our real estate and leasing attorneys work together with other practice area lawyers to help pinpoint the right team for the task at hand.
Litigation Attorneys for Real Estate Disputes Including Foreclosures, Title Disputes, and Lien Issues
As in any business, conflicts can arise in the real estate industry. Real estate businesses see their share of title disputes, boundary disputes, adverse possession claims, eviction and dispossessory actions, condemnation actions, easement disputes, and contract and fraud cases. The litigation attorneys at Jenkins Fenstermaker have the experience and dedication to zealously represent your business in all of these real estate cases and more.
Whether through arbitration, mediation, settlement, or trial, our litigation attorneys pride themselves on not only pursuing and obtaining the best possible outcome in contentious disputes but also in counseling their business clients regarding cost-effective strategies and the likelihood of success. Early involvement of litigation attorneys in a dispute increases the likelihood of resolving it without unnecessary expense.
Counseling the Real Estate Client on Business Formation and Governance Issues
Real estate professionals and businesses may start out small, but they can expand rapidly. Our business and commercial entities legal team helps protect your business by the selection of the appropriate business entity form at its inception. Partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations each have characteristics that suit different business models, and our business and commercial attorneys will help you choose and establish the one best suited to your needs.
Selecting the right business structure is only the first step. Our business and commercial attorneys also serve the needs of going concerns. Our “business doctors” help diagnose governance issues that could be stunting your company, and they offer sound advice on compliance matters, dispute resolution, contract drafting and review, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, and dissolution or sale of the business.
Guidance on Employment-Related Problems
If a business has employees, it is likely to have employment-related legal needs and problems. Employee contracts and benefits, discrimination and harassment issues, and workers’ compensation issues are just a few of the legal matters that the labor and employment lawyers at Jenkins Fenstermaker are prepared to tackle.
Real estate businesses often employ independent contractors, but the line between employee and independent contractor is not always clear. You can rely on our labor and employment attorneys to clearly define your relationship with those working for you and to help you understand your rights and responsibilities to them.
In businesses involved in real estate sales, professionals often move from one company to another. Real estate businesses have to worry about keeping former employees or contractors from taking clients with them. Our real estate and leasing lawyers are adept at drafting restrictive covenants to protect you from having exiting workers take your clients or prospects with them.
Call Jenkins Fenstermaker Real Estate and Leasing Attorneys for Experienced and Respected Counsel
Businesses grow and change. Your business’s lawyers should be ready to help your business tackle new challenges with experienced and respected counsel and advice.
That’s what we do at Jenkins Fenstermaker. For trusted and prompt advice over a spectrum of legal disciplines, call the dedicated and experienced real estate and leasing attorneys at Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC at (304) 523-2100 or toll free at (866) 617-4736, or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.