Real Estate Transactions

The real estate attorneys at Lyons Dougherty draw upon decades of experience to navigate clients through all types of commercial and residential real estate transactions. We understand the diverse range of issues that can arise in the real estate context and we work with our clients to find the right solutions to close their deals in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

We provide hands-on advice and assistance to buyer and sellers, landlords and tenants, investors, developers and other parties in full range of real property transactions, including:

  • Agreements of Sale
  • Letters of Intent
  • Leasing of Commercial and Residential Properties
  • Management of Residential, Commercial and Retail Properties
  • Subleases
  • Lease Purchases
  • Real Estate Closing Services
  • Coordination of IRS Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges

Whether you are an individual buying your first home or a well-established business looking to lease or purchase commercial property, our attorneys will carefully prepare, review and negotiate all of the necessary real estate documents. Our firm understands that real estate is a major investment and we will review every detail of the transaction to make certain that your interests are fully protected.

Our real estate attorneys seek to identify and resolve issues before they turn into problems. We take the time to fully address our clients’ concerns and partner with them to develop the best strategy. From initial negotiations to the closing of the deal, our lawyers outline every aspect of the transaction. We are able to add value, minimize risk and expedite transactions because we understand our clients’ objectives. We provide the advice and information our clients need to accomplish their goals and close the transaction in a smooth and timely fashion.

Our attorneys are particularly well-versed in IRS Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges. Section1031 permits real estate investors to defer taxes on the sale of business or investment property when the property is exchanged for similar or “like-kind” property. Like-kind exchanges can be complicated and are governed by strict requirements and procedures. If you are contemplating a 1031 exchange, our attorneys will help you navigate the process and ensure that you take the right steps to successfully complete the transaction.

Issues often arise during the course of a real estate transaction involving other areas of the law, including tax, zoning and land use and commercial litigation. In these situations, our real estate attorneys collaborate with lawyers throughout the firm’s diverse practice groups to properly respond to these matters. Our firm is also affiliated with Chadds Ford Abstract, Inc. allowing us to offer comprehensive title insurance services for our commercial and residential real estate clients.

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