Our real estate attorneys at Johnstone Adams, LLC have extensive litigation experience and have developed a special niche in representing clients in real estate-related litigation. Our experience includes conveyance, lien priority, zoning, land use, and title disputes. We have also litigated lease disputes, representing both landlords and tenants, and litigated foreclosure and possessory actions, representing institutional lenders, and bankruptcy matters, representing secured lenders.
We represent national title insurance companies and hospitals, and our lawyers have a number of reported appellate opinions to our credit. In our appellate work, we have appeared in the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, U.S. District Courts in all Alabama districts, and the Alabama Supreme Court.
WHY YOU NEED A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY
While some real estate transactions are straightforward, others can be quite complex and require detailed knowledge of real estate law. Buying a new home or purchasing a new property for your business is about more than aesthetics. There are many moving parts and substantial sums of money involved, and a real estate attorney can ensure your closing goes smoothly.
Alabama and Mississippi require a lawyer’s title opinion that demonstrates an attorney reviewed or examined the title abstract and did not find any obstacles that would affect the real estate transaction. This formality helps you make a sound decision, and even if it were not required, you need a real estate attorney to review trickier types of real estate purchases, such as a large estate, commercial building, or shopping center.
Our lawyers can make sure nothing is missed, such as taxes owed, liens, or other concerns with the property. If these problems arise, we can help you sort through them and resolve them quickly to avoid lengthening the purchasing process.
The goal of a real estate lawyer is to make the matter of buying property simpler for you. We handle the due diligence and dispute resolution, so you don’t face unwelcome surprises after you sign on the dotted line. Having a real estate attorney can help you avoid a costly misstep. We will review title and insurance disputes and handle all relevant concerns, which may include:
- Conservation easement formation
- Deeds and conveyances
- Mortgage and loan security
- Real property financing
- Real property lending and borrowing
- Tax deed
- Quiet title issues
If you aim to lease or rent a new home or property, we can handle looking over your agreements to verify you are making the best decision for your family or company.
We will prepare or review all documents related to the purchase, including the contract, agreements with the seller, lender documents, titles, and transfers. Our real estate attorneys can attend your closing to review the records a final time before your new home or building is official, easing your mind knowing you made a good choice that will not harm you financially.
Real estate attorneys can handle additional sections of property purchases such as title searches and title insurance, which provides assurances that there are no outstanding liens or claims against the structure. Our lawyers can provide the necessary statements, document the fund’s transfer to the seller and lender, and facilitate third-party transactions.
CONTACT OUR REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS AT JOHNSTONE ADAMS LLC
One of the cornerstones of our law firm is our varied interests and practice areas. We have helped clients for over 125 years through many legal concerns, including buying and selling properties. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable lawyers has a broad spectrum of specialties, offering our clients a range of legal counsel. The niches of our expansive team allow Johnstone Adams, LLC, to provide full-service legal help for clients throughout Alabama.
We have helped many individuals and companies purchase properties and navigate complications throughout the process. With decades of combined experience, our team of real estate lawyers can ensure your new home or building is the best fit for your needs.