Real Estate and Land Use Law

The attorneys of Harris, Harris & Gilbert can help individuals and businesses in real estate proceedings and transactions, including purchases and sales, mortgages, foreclosures, leases, zoning, easements, titles, closings, management, and landlord-tenant issues.

Real Estate Contracts

Almost all real estate transactions involve one or more contracts or other legal documents, including purchase agreements, deeds of trust, promissory notes, warranty deeds, easements, etc.  We can help you draft and negotiate such contracts, or simply review documents that someone else has given you, point out potential problems and suggest proposed changes.

Lease Agreements

We advise clients on both residential and commercial lease agreements.  As with other real estate contracts, we can help you draft a lease form, as well as review and advise you on lease agreements you are considering.  For example, if you are a business owner looking to rent commercial space, the lease form you get from the landlord will almost certainly be heavily weighted in favor of the landlord.  An attorney can help you understand potential risks as well as advise you on how the the terms can be improved in you favor.