LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. regularly handles residential and commercial real estate transactions throughout Massachusetts. Backed by a comprehensive knowledge of the applicable real property laws, we work to help our clients engage in successful transactions.
We advise buyers, sellers, and developers on a wide range of real estate-related matters, including:
- Residential and commercial real estate transactions
- Leasing – residential and commercial
- Financing – mortgages, private financing
- Title insurance and searches
- Real estate development
Our firm collaborates with a respected network of realtors, brokers, title agencies, and lenders to ensure that each transaction closes expediently. When disputes arise, we work to find negotiated resolutions, but we are fully prepared to pursue and defend real estate litigation. When you partner with us, you will have a team committed to your goals. Contact us today to consult with an experienced real estate attorney.
Residential Real Estate Attorneys Serving Clients
Buying or selling a home, condominium, or co-op is a seamless process when you work with LaFountain & Wollman. Our team is here to guide you through all aspects of residential real estate transactions, including:
- Arranging home inspections
- Reviewing surveys and engineering reports
- Negotiating, preparing, and reviewing purchase and sales agreements
- Ordering title searches
- Obtaining financing
- Conducting real estate closings
You can depend on us to take the stress out of the process, protect your interests, and help you achieve your objectives.
Key Elements of a Real Estate Contract
A real estate purchase and sales agreement is pivotal, outlining critical transaction details, including:
- Property Description
- Agreed purchase price
- Buyer’s initial deposit amount
- Inspection timeline set by the buyer
- Mutual representations and warranties
- Approximate escrow closing date
It’s essential for a real estate contract to address potential contingencies. For instance: is the deal contingent on the buyer obtaining financing, and what happens to the deposit if either party defaults?
Buying or selling property can be challenging, but our experienced real estate attorneys are here to ease the process. Trust us to help you navigate each stage and ensure a swift and successful transaction.
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Whether you are buying, selling, leasing, or investing in commercial property in Massachusetts, having informed legal counsel can make all the difference.
At LaFountain & Wollman, we have extensive experience handling transactions for all types of commercial properties – office buildings, apartment complexes, shopping centers, and warehouses. Our comprehensive services include:
- Negotiating, reviewing, and preparing the sales contract
- Arranging for inspections, surveys, environmental and engineering reports
- Ordering title searches
- Negotiating and preparing commercial leases
- Coordinating closings/lease signings
We also advise clients on a variety of related issues, such as:
As seasoned real estate attorneys, we are highly adept at resolving all types of title issues, including prior liens, easements, encroachments, and other defects, and mitigating potential liabilities for legal, environmental, and building code violations.
Commercial Property Valuations
By collaborating with a vast network of qualified appraisers, we help our clients arrive at fair and accurate valuations of commercial properties based on factors such as the size, age, and condition of the property, current and future income streams, and the value of comparable properties. Knowing that a commercial property transaction represents a significant financial investment, we are committed to your success.
Our firm will work with commercial lenders, financiers, and investors for structured financings, including:
- Syndicated mortgage loans
- Commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans
- Conduit financings
By understanding your development project and business objectives, we can assist you with financing that best suits your needs.
Representing Clients in Real Estate Litigation
At LaFountain & Wollman, we have a demonstrated track record of litigating all types of real estate disputes, including:
- Breach of contract
- Breach of warranty
- Quiet title actions
- Partition actions
- Landlord/tenant disputes
- Fraudulent conveyances
- Easement disputes
- Title defects and insurance litigation
While many disputes are settled out-of-court, we prepare each for trial to give our clients the best chance for success.
The LaFountain & Wollman Difference
The real estate markets in Massachusetts offer buyers, sellers, and investors lucrative opportunities but also present challenges. Given that buying or selling a home may be the single largest financial transaction of a lifetime and commercial real estate involves a significant investment, having informed representation is essential.
That’s where LaFountain & Wollman can assist you. When you meet with us, you will work directly with an accomplished real estate lawyer who will handle all the details and protect your interests. Above all, we will provide trustworthy advice so that you can invest in real estate with confidence.
Contact Our Experienced Middlesex County Real Estate Attorneys
Whether you are buying, selling, or developing property in Massachusetts, turn to LaFountain & Wollman, the experienced choice in real estate law. Contact us today for a consultation.