Real Estate Law
Adina T. Stern, A Professional Law Corporation has successfully represented businesses and individuals in a variety of real estate matters for nearly three decades. We treat each client’s unique real estate concerns with personal attention. We are sensitive to our clients’ financial needs and endeavor to moderate costs while protecting real property ownership and leasing rights. We handle both transactions and litigation in the following areas:
Real estate purchases and sales. We counsel buyers and sellers of residential, commercial and industrial properties. There can be pitfalls in each step of the real estate buying process. An experienced real estate lawyer can assist you with negotiations with an agent or broker, preparing an offer or counter offer, escrow and escrow instructions, letters of intent, real estate title matters and title insurance, lending, inspections and due diligence.
Construction Issues. We have represented property owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in all aspects of real estate construction and development. We assist clients with issues that arise regarding change orders, contract interpretation, defects, delays, design issues, mechanics’ liens, payment disputes, and surety issues.
Commercial Leases. We assist both landlords and tenants in connection with negotiating, drafting and interpreting commercial, office and industrial leases. We also advise our clients regarding issues that arise regarding assignments, broker agreements, common area maintenance issues, damage and destruction, estoppels certificates, ground leases, lease interpretation, and tenant improvement issues.
Landlord Tenant Issues. We represent both landlords and tenants in connection with commercial, industrial, office and residential leases including unlawful detainer actions.
Homeowners Association Issues. We counsel clients on their rights and obligations with respect to Homeowners’ Associations.
Real Estate Litigation. When an issue arises regarding your property, we have the resources and experience to achieve the best possible outcome in a cost effective manner. The types of disputes we handle include:
- Adjoining landowner disputes
- Broker Disputes
- Construction defect claims
- Easement disputes
- Escrow disputes
- Failure to disclose property condition by seller
- Fiduciary duty issues
- Fraud and fraudulent transfers
- Ground lease disputes
- Lease disputes
- Lis Pendens litigation
- Litigation relating to Quitclaim Deeds and Deeds of Trust
- Mechanic's lien claims
- Partition actions
- Partnership disputes
- Property Ownership Disputes
- Real estate financing disputes
- Sale and purchase agreement disputes
- Unlawful detainer actions