Even if you are not in the real estate business, your business likely has to deal with real estate in some way. Whether you are buying an office building, leasing retail space, building a warehouse or distribution center, or battling a zoning problem in court, you need a legal representative who understands the issues and knows how to protect your interest in any kind of real estate deal. Edward Littlejohn is not only a lawyer, but he is also a business owner himself, and he knows how important it is to have property and real estate matters handled by a legal professional. If you own a business, consider a consultation with Littlejohn Law to discuss your real estate concerns.
Types of Commercial Real Estate Issues We Handle
If your business uses office, retail, storage, warehouse, or factory space, then real estate is an important part of running your business successfully. A problem with a lease or zoning law could put you out of business. That’s why it’s essential to work with an attorney from the beginning. Our commercial real estate legal team helps with:
- Contracts and agreements. Whether you are buying, selling, or leasing property, an ironclad agreement is key. When you work with an experienced commercial real estate attorney to review or draft a lease, purchase or sales agreement, construction contract, or any other document, you can be sure your interests will be protected in the deal.
- Zoning problems. If you are hoping to enlarge a building, expand a warehouse, move onto adjoining property, or change a property’s primary use, you could run into prohibitive zoning laws. An attorney can help you foresee these problems and potentially litigate them to your advantage.
- Litigation. Lawsuits and legal disputes are par for the course when you run a successful business. Problems with tenants, landlords, sellers, municipalities, clients, or customers could land you in court. A skilled real estate attorney can fight for you in front of a judge.
- Title problems. If you are buying or selling real estate, you could run into a title defect that stops the transaction cold. Our team will get to work clearing the title—if possible—or getting you out of a deal that has gone sour.
This is just a sample of the types of real estate legal issues our business clients have encountered. Contact us to discuss your specific concerns, and we will tell you how we can help.
Why You Need a Commercial Real Estate Attorney
You are a savvy business person who is used to confronting issues head-on and solving them. However, when it comes to legal matters, you could jeopardize your business by trying to handle problems on your own. Some of the advantages of hiring an attorney to deal with your real estate issues include:
- Saving you time. We find that many business owners are so busy running their business, they don’t have time to focus on the real estate problems that can come back to haunt them. Handing these issues off to an experienced professional frees you up to manage your employees, grow your business, and increase your profits.
- Saving you money. It can be hard to consider the expense of hiring outside counsel, especially when you are just starting your business. However, the mistakes, bad deals, and scams that we help you avoid will protect your bottom line in the long run.
- Protecting your interests. As your attorneys, it is our job to make sure every contract, lease, court case, and negotiation goes your way. We will have your back in every aspect of your real estate dealings.
When we work with business owners, we respect the knowledge and expertise they have about their industries, and we are committed to ensuring their success in real estate negotiations, contracts, and litigation.