Real Estate

Real Estate transactions take many forms.  You may be involved in the acquisition or sale of real property, investment, or management of real property, or simply in a lease dispute.  No matter what the situation, our lawyers have the know-how in each of these areas to protect your real estate property and ensure that your transactions are smooth and effective.  Real Estate law is one area of the law that is continuously evolving, and it is in your best interest to consult with our attorneys to remain at the top of your game and aware of the ever-changing current state of the law.

  • Downriver Lawyer can provide you legal expertise in the following areas
  • Counseling of the purchase/sale of personal or commercial real estate
  • Document drafting and review of real estate transaction
  • Contract negotiations (Lease/Purchase)
  • Mediation and litigation concerning real estate transactions and broker issues
  • Commission Disputes
  • Foreclosures
  • Deeds of Trust
  • Property defects
  • Misrepresentation or Fraud
  • Representation before a homeowners associations
  • Troubled mortgages
  • Environmental Law matters
  • Land Use
  • Zoning Law
  • Construction Law
  • Property Taxation
  • Landlord/Tenant Law

Real Estate transactions can oftentimes be complex and demanding, and given the large investment that you are considering, it is imperative that you have the right lawyer review with you the risks and benefits of each transaction, option, or decision that you are undertaking. Let our attorneys share the exciting opportunity of the purchase of your new home or commercial property with you.  You will find the process rewarding and invaluable.  

If you already own real estate, you are aware that real estate property also requires protection against environmental hazards and in the purchase and sale of these properties, disclosures are of utmost importance.   Given the extreme weather patterns we experiencein Michigan, the structural condition of a potential home, investment property or commercial real estate is of utmost importance to determine prior to any purchase.  Our team of lawyers coupled with our team of expert engineers and architects, work together to inspect and determine any defects or issues that need addressing prior to the purchase or sale of your property.  This will save you years of financial cost in the future.  

On the other hand, if you find yourself buried in a hole as a result of an unmanageable mortgage or a foreclosure proceeding, allow one of our attorneys to negotiate new mortgage terms or foreclosure alternatives to help you save your home.  After all, we know that your home is your safe-haven, and we believe that should not be taken away from you.  

Our firm also has a history of representing landlords and tenants in lease negotiations, lease contracts with an option to buy, and even litigation in landlord-tenant disputes.  Under Michigan law, tenants and landlords are both due a set of rights and privileges in renting and leasing property.  We understand that at times disputes can arise which can be easily and efficiently resolved before the tenant-landlord board.  That’s why choosing one of our experienced lawyers will save you great time and reduce the headache that you will be faced with whether you are the tenant or the landlord.

Whether you are a buyer, seller, current owner struggling with home or commercial property ownership, tenant or landlord, our attorneys at Downriver Lawyer are a phone call away from resolving your issues.