Real Estate Law
“Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good in the world.”
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Politician. President of the United States.
Sheppard • Uziel Law Firm has helped property owners since the 1970’s with all legal, business and financial aspects of real estate acquisitions, sales, negotiations including: (For Sale By Owner), escrow matters, deed issues, title issues, problems with Realtors and real estate agents, leasing, liens, neighbors and boundary disputes and nuisance conditions, easements, lenders, and contractors and construction projects.
We work with property owners, homeowner associations, condo associations, neighbor associations to draft documents and “trouble shoot”problems in order to avoid future disputes and litigation. Sheppard • Uziel Law Firm helps property owners comply with local zoning regulations, land use restrictions and allowances and counsel our clients in the best way to obtain city permits for construction, use modifications or comply with government regulations. We help obtain property owners obtain variances and represent clients before the Board of Permit Appeals. Sheppard • Uziel Law Firm has won many monetary recoveries for property owners who purchased buildings which were defectively constructed or which contained defects which were concealed by sellers, real estate agents or inspectors.
Sheppard • Uziel Law Firm has successfully litigated lawsuits involving failure to disclose material conditions by a seller to a buyer, by a realtor to a buyer or by an inspector to a buyer. We have also successfully litigated cases where one property owner’s damages damage a neighboring owner’s property (such as tress, fences, buildings or other improvements). If there is any landlord/tenant component to a real estate problem, our firm specializes in solving such problems – by preventative measures, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and, if necessary, by litigation. Each of the partners in our firm is recognized as an expert in landlord/tenant law, have each litigated thousands of such cases and each lectures at continuing education seminars to other lawyers on the practice of landlord/tenant law.
Home Ownership – One of the most valuable of services offered at Sheppard • Uziel Law Firm is the ability to anticipate the long term consequences of the decisions that confront homeowners and real estate purchase. This includes purchase contracts, tenancy-in-common agreements, condominium conversions, financing problems, contractor problems, neighbor problems and the handling and prevention of foreclosures on real property.
Sheppard • Uziel Law Firm has extensive experience in helping clients to confront complex issues relating to property ownership. These issues include insurance, premises liability, the numerous issues that arise with landlord/tenant relations, leases, dealing with contractors, neighbors, etc. Our firm can assist clients in avoiding what might ordinarily result in costly litigation and court costs.