Real Estate

There are many different aspects to real estate law, the most common of which is the sale of land or a home.  However, there are a number of other issues that pertain to real estate, such as surface and mineral leasing, mortgage financing, foreclosure and workouts, development and construction, eminent domain and condemnation, marketable title disputes, environmental issues, partition and quiet title actions, mechanic’s liens, drainage issues, and landlord tenant disputes.

Our attorneys have extensive experience and can assist you in all aspects of the purchase and sale of real estate, from early negotiations through the closing.  We perform a number of services for our clients and provide advice in all aspects of the transaction including the review and drafting of sale agreements and closing statements, issuing title opinions, title insurance, and conducting the actual closing.  Where possible, we look to assist our clients in structuring tax-deferred exchanges as well.

In the area of leasing, we’ve represented both landlords and tenants on numerous occasions in a wide range of industrial, retail, office and residential leasing issues.  Our attorneys also regularly counsel clients in regard to mineral reservations and leases.  We are also sought out to review mortgage and loan documents and assist with loan closings.  In addition, Larson Latham Huettl is authorized to conduct closings on behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Our attorneys also have a great deal of experience in assisting and advising clients in land development ventures.  We have advised numerous clients on issues related to land use planning, government approvals processes, construction contract review, negotiation, and drafting, as well as drafting restrictive covenants for large real estate developments in addition to condominium and townhome organization documents.  We have also assisted contractors in contract enforcement, including mechanic’s liens.

Our attorneys also have represented both lenders and borrowers in foreclosure actions.  Where possible, we work to help negotiate and restructure financing to avoid the painful and costly matters associated with foreclosure.