At Grand & Grand, we work closely with clients on various real estate transactions from consumer / residential property purchases to complex business transactions, including sales, purchases, leases and refinancing. We are skilled in the representation of either side of a real estate transaction. We oversee document preparation and review; negotiations for purchase and sale of real property; real estate closings for residential, commercial and condominium properties; title insurance; and leases and landlord-tenant matters.
Our commitment to the pursuit of helping each client achieve his or her objectives begins with a single question: What do you want from this transaction? Whether buying a residence, a commercial property, a restaurant, office or warehouse, motivations can vary. A residential purchase may be used as a primary residence or homestead, or it may be for investment purposes. Similarly, a commercial property purchase may serve an existing business, or be an asset for a real estate investor’s portfolio.
We can help orchestrate the due diligence on a property and work with existing financial or real estate advisors to ensure the property is worthy of purchase. We will perform the title search to examine the title, seek open liens, ensure no code violations exist and generally avoid title issues that may affect the owner in the future. Our attorneys can help draft or review contracts, and represent the client during negotiations, as well as at closing.
We can prepare the seller’s closing documents, including the warranty deed transferring the title for land and building; the bill of sale for any personal property that may go with the real estate property, including appliances, furniture, business equipment, etc.; and the affidavits guaranteeing that no liens or outstanding debts for work completed exist and that you are not a foreigner for U.S. tax purposes.
We counsel landlords or tenants regarding business or residential property leases that can range from thousands to millions of dollars in rent over the life of the lease. This is a sophisticated area of practice that requires skilled counsel experienced in commercial transactions. Documents could range from a two-page lease to a 40-page, multi-year agreement, requiring significant negotiations over language and provisions.
Beyond rent and lease term, the agreement will determine who pays for maintenance and repairs, real estate taxes, insurance, who is responsible for damages and liabilities, what happens if the property is condemned, and whether there are renewal options, or right of first refusal to purchase the property. As with any transaction, it’s critical to engage legal counsel before a deal or letter of intent is signed. Afterward, all any attorney can do is help the client enforce the deal already signed.
In most cases, yes. It’s in your best interest to have a trained legal professional review the documents for you. One of our attorneys will prepare or review the contract, as well as:
Grand & Grand is a Hollywood, Florida, boutique law firm. Our attorneys practice law by a simple philosophy: Each client relationship is our most important client relationship. We focus on Estate Planning/Wills & Trusts, Asset Protection, Probate and Real Estate, and business law needs for entrepreneurs, executives, retirees, and high net worth individuals.
If you have amassed an estate of any size, from modest to measurable, you must ensure your assets and estates are protected today for yourself, your spouse, and the benefit of future generations.