Real Estate, Municipal, and Landlord / Tenant Law
The general services we provide are as follows:
- 1031 Exchanges
- Agreements and Contracts (Standard to Custom Drafted)
- Settlements (Deed Preparation for Seller)
- Complex Land Development
- Complex Subdivisions
- Complex Commercial Real Estate Issues
- Disputes – Representing Buyer, Seller, Builder, Contractor, Plaintiff, or Defense
- Document Preparation and Review
- Life Estates
- Escrow Accounts
- Mechanics Liens
- Municipal Law
- Realty Transfer Tax Matters
- Real Estate Tax Issues
- Title Insurance
- Title Search
- Installment Agreements
- Notes and Mortgages
- Variances, Special Exceptions, Conditional Uses
- Homeowner’s / Condominium Association Issues
We understand the importance and value of real estate. To some, real estate is about their heritage and ancestry, or gaining equity and wealth. To others, it is about security or acquiring land for the sake of ownership. Whatever your reason for buying or selling real estate, we can assist you by ensuring the transaction is legal and properly conducted. Brian Linsenbach, Esquire, a partner at our firm, specializes in every aspect of real estate. He is an experienced real estate attorney, and one of Pennsylvania’s few that can handle complex real estate transactions. Brian brings a practical approach to solving real estate issues, and strives to achieve the results that you need.
If you have a question about any kind of real estate transaction or dispute, we recommend that you see an attorney as soon as possible. Seeking legal counsel can help avoid problems before they begin. It is wise to always consult an attorney before signing a real estate contract or agreement of any kind. At Stone, Wiley and Linsenbach, our real estate practice is separated into five areas: commercial real estate, residential real estate, deed preparation, real estate litigation, and leases.
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Our commercial real estate practice focuses on the needs of small to medium size businesses that are expanding or selling their real estate. We can assist clients with any part of the purchasing or selling process. We examine the transaction in its entirety, including if it relates to the purchase or sale of the entire business. We have experience with real estate transactions such as the purchase and sale of gyms, restaurants, gas stations, retail locations, service industries, and vendor spaces. We also work with companies and individuals who wish to “flip” properties or desire to invest in real estate for rental income. We also work with many clients who purchase vast amounts of land who desire to develop multiple commercial buildings, retail spaces or residential neighborhoods.
Residential Real Estate Transactions
The most important investment and purchase in an individual’s life is typically their home. Because it is so important, an attorney should ensure that the transaction is handled correctly. A smooth closing is always preferred, but your interests are paramount, and should be protected even if it may inconvenience the other party. We have assisted many clients with the legal process of constructing or purchasing their dream home. We work closely with our clients from the initial listing of the property to the closing of the real estate transaction. We will represent your interests solely, collaboratively, or work with your realtor, lender, or any other professional you desire. Whether you are buying or selling, we can handle your legal matters.
Businesses and individuals often enter into leases that can range from a simple, one page residential lease to a complex, multi-page commercial lease. As we review the lease, we will meticulously scan the document for legal hazards that could be detrimental to our client. In addition, we also draft leases for landlords and owners of commercial properties.
If you are a seller, a real estate company, or an abstracting company, our firm will prepare deeds for transferring real estate. We also have software to ensure your deed description is accurate and “closes”.
Gas and Oil Law
We offer a broad range of services to guide you through the complex legal area of Pennsylvania gas law. We will review, negotiate, and draft your gas or royalty contract with any gas company. In addition, we can discuss your options and address any future estate planning issues. We will travel to your particular location within Pennsylvania in order to adequately handle your particular case. As always, we strive to give you the personal attention that you deserve.