Louisiana Real Estate Closings, Contracts, and Litigation Attorneys
Louisiana Attorneys Representing Buyers and SellersReal estate transactions are multi-faceted and can be complex proceedings. One of the primary responsibilities of a good real estate lawyer is to craft well-written, clear, and concise legal documents, including leases, rental agreements, general and special warranty deeds, deeds of trust, lien releases, and real estate purchase agreements. A good real estate attorney should also be able to help negotiate the terms and conditions of real estate contracts and other legal documents, as well as to litigate any disputes that arise throughout the process.
Our experienced real estate attorneys have represented buyers and sellers in both residential and commercial real estate transactions throughout Louisiana and have litigated many disputed real estate cases. We are ready and willing to assist you with your case. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with one of our Louisiana real estate lawyers, please call us today or contact us online.
Residential Real Estate Transactions
Real estate transactions for the purchase of residential property can be extremely complex – especially if you are a first-time purchaser or homebuyer. If you are purchasing residential real property for the first time, it is essential that you have an experienced lawyer review the purchase contract (i.e. the contract of sale) to make sure that all of the contract terms are lawful and to ensure that you understand all of the legal terms of the contract.
It is important to keep in mind that a signed real property contract is a legally binding document and obligates both parties to live up to their respective ends of the agreement. Therefore, it is absolutely essential that you, the purchaser, fully understand what you are signing.
Representing Both Buyers and Sellers
Our experienced Louisiana real estate lawyers continuously represent both buyers and sellers in real estate transactions.
Besides reviewing the real estate purchase agreement or contract of sale, an experienced Louisiana real estate attorney can assist a buyer with reviewing the deed (including the legal description in the deed), bills of sale, mortgage loan documents, plat surveys, and insurance policies. Prior to and at the real estate closing, a real estate attorney can help a buyer with all of the following:
- Explaining all of the real estate contract terms in plain English
- Review title, mortgage, and tax documents related to the real estate purchase
- Ensure that the ownership documents are valid, binding, and legal
An experienced Louisiana real estate lawyer can assist a seller with all of the following:
- Streamlining negotiations with the property buyer
- Reviewing the real estate contract and all other legal documents
- Making sure that all real estate contract terms are fulfilled
- Handling any issues pertaining to good title that may arise during the real property sale
Our attorneys have represented clients at every stage of the real estate transaction process, including at closing. A real estate attorney can be very helpful to buyers at closing and can explain any ambiguous contractual terms or provisions at that time.
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Commercial real estate transactions, as opposed to residential real estate transactions, refer to property transactions that occur in a business context. In the commercial real estate context, our experienced attorneys have represented individuals, corporations, developers, designers, contractors, and lenders in various types of real estate proceedings.
When it comes to commercial real estate transactions, our attorneys can assist with all of the following:
- Shopping centers
- Housing units
- Apartment complexes
- Timeshare developments
- Office space
Real Estate Litigation Proceedings
Disputes often arise over the course of any real estate proceeding. When a real estate transaction goes bad, an experienced attorney can help to resolve the dispute. Our experienced real estate attorneys have been resolving disputes for many years and have a reputation for providing cost-effective and result-oriented legal counsel and representation.
Some of the most common disputes that arise in the real estate context include the following:
- Disputes over boundaries
- Easement disputes
- Title disputes
- Zoning and land use disputes
- Disputes over permits
- Purchase contract disputes
- Foreclosure disputes
Our firm is ready and qualified to assist you with all of your real estate transactions, disputes, and litigation needs.
Real Estate Litigation
In addition to assisting with real estate transactions, our experienced attorneys are also seasoned litigators. When litigating a real estate case, we are well known for providing aggressive, result-oriented, and cost-effective legal representation.
‘Litigation’ does not necessarily mean that a disputed real estate case will proceed to trial. In fact, the majority of all real estate disputes are resolved long before they ever reach the trial stage of litigation. Real estate litigation usually involves the following:
Negotiating the dispute – During the negotiation stage, both sides of the dispute try to reach a resolution of some – or all – of the disputed issues.
Mediating or arbitrating the dispute – Mediation and arbitration are alternative methods of dispute resolution that are used in real estate cases. During mediation and arbitration proceedings, a neutral, third-party mediator or arbitrator will help to facilitate a resolution of the disputed issue or issues. In many cases, mediation and arbitration proceedings are more favorable than the uncertainty associated with going to trial.
Trying the case – At a jury trial, the outcome of a property dispute is decided by members of a jury panel. Every trial involves a ‘roll of the dice,’ so to speak, and the outcome is never certain. Therefore, depending upon the facts and circumstances of the case – as well as the pending issues that are in dispute – it may be preferable to negotiate and settle the case out of court or to resolve the issues by way of alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Contact an Experienced Louisiana Real Estate Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Case
If you are a buyer or seller of real property who is involved in a Louisiana real estate transaction or dispute, it is important that you have experienced legal representation on your side throughout your case. Real estate transactions can be extremely complicated, and a good, experienced real estate attorney goes a long way in helping to streamline the process.
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Louisiana real estate attorney, please call us today or contact us online.