Real Estate Transactions and Litigation

Plantation Florida real estate lawyers

Traditionally, South Florida real estate has grown faster than many other U.S. real estate markets. Every year, cities like Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Miami attract numerous homeowners, buyers, sellers, builders, landowners, businesses, brokers, agents, and developers in search of residential or commercial property. Stevens & Goldwyn, P.A. represents such clients in various real estate transactions and litigation matters.

Why do you need a real estate attorney?

While a real estate agent or broker may be very helpful in locating an attractive piece of property, the legal aspects of the transaction are best handled by a real estate attorney. Real estate agents and brokers are committed to making the sale and collecting commissions, but may not have discovered that the chain of title is defective. They may not be concerned with whether the language of the purchase or sale agreement creates a liability for you.
Attorneys exclusively represent your best interests when overseeing a real estate transaction. Through proper negotiation of deals, sound purchase and sale agreements, and financing advice, we help you protect your rights and skillfully manage a substantial investment.

Real estate transactions

We offer assistance for the following real estate transactions:

  • Commercial/residential closings
  • Managing a real estate closing involves a comprehensive sequence of actions:

    • Examination of chain of title
    • Survey for property defects
    • Clearing the title
    • Escrow agreement
    • Loan, mortgage, and other financing documents
    • Purchase and sale agreement
    • Title transfer (seller to buyer)
    • Proper legal filings with county
    • Real estate tax and trust documents
  • Commercial/residential financing
  • Managing a real estate closing involves a comprehensive sequence of actions:

    • Mortgage agreement
    • Loan agreement
    • Sale-leasebacks
    • Like-kind exchange
    • Non-traditional financing
  • Title insurance
  • We handle actions needed to clear the title to your property:

    • Search chain of titles
    • Quiet title actions
    • Probate matters
    • Encroachment
    • Easement issues
    • All types of title defects
  • Contract review and negotiation
  • Our lawyers review and work diligently to draft contracts that are in your best interests. We consider and provide the following contract assistance:

    • Clear-cut agreements
    • Clarification of basic issues
    • Explanation of contract terms
    • Explanation of contract’s legal consequence
    • Options after signing the contract
    • Negotiation of contract terms and provisions
    • Addition of terms to protect your rights
    • Elimination of provisions that create liability

Real estate litigation

Skilled in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation, we tailor our representation to suit your needs. We understand that litigation can be costly and seek to negotiate or resolve real estate disputes out of court whenever possible. However, if litigation is necessary to obtain a favorable outcome or simply to protect your interests, we do not hesitate to take your case to trial. Our attorneys represent clients in real estate litigation that involves:

  • Contract disputes
  • Builder disputes
  • Escrow disputes
  • Evictions
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Quiet title actions
  • Foreclosure
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Easements
  • Trust deeds
  • Promissory notes
  • Real estate broker negligence
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Boundary disputes
  • Neighbor disputes
  • Zoning
  • Deposit disputes
  • Real Estate Recovery Fund

Arrange a Free Consultation

Through a free, no-obligation consultation, you can discuss your legal concerns with a partner of our firm. We look forward to answering your questions and seeing how we can meet your legal needs.
Call 954-476-2680 or contact us online today.