Real Estate Law

Real Es·tate rē(ə)l əs tāt) noun

  1. Land, including growing plants and crops, buildings, improvements, and other fixtures– items that may not be removed without causing damage to the land.

Real property law encompasses ownership, transfer, and use of land.  These legal matters range from negotiating and drafting contracts to boundary-line disputes.

Common real estate transactions include closings, subdividing and platting, planning and zoning, purchase and sale agreements, gifting, and other transfers of interests in land.  The real estate attorneys at Wolff, Hislop & Crockett are experienced and assist land-owners, purchasers, and developers with these matters and with the drafting of documents such as deeds, real estate contracts, deeds of trusts, mortgages, promissory notes, easements, leases, and earnest money agreements.

Our firm also assists homeowner’s associations and condominium owners’ associations with formation and guidance on their covenants.

When real estate matters become contested, the litigation attorneys at Wolff, Hislop & Crockett are ready to assert a person’s rights to land whether they are the owner, purchaser, or a contractor seeking to enforce lien rights.  Our experienced attorneys assist people with boundary line disputes, adverse possession claims, eminent domain, trespass, quiet title, evictions (landlord representation), and lien claims.

In addition to enforcing a clients’ rights to land, we help with monetary disputes regarding misrepresentations, violations of the consumer protection act, and breaches of contract by a seller, realtor, or lender.

With a common sense approach, our firm strives to protect our clients’ interests and rights to your real estate in an economically efficient manner.