Central Oregon Real Estate Lawyers
Real estate law straddles the two worlds of civil litigation and transactional law. These are two big worlds that incorporate elements of contract law, construction law, and often elements of business law as well as the law of estate planning and trusts. Real estate litigation typically involves disputes relating to the purchase and sale of real estate, from enforcement of a residential real estate buy/sell agreement to counseling clients on Oregon foreclosure law and short sale matters. On the transactional side, real estate law primarily deals with drafting, negotiating, and reviewing commercial and residential real estate sale and lease documents. But it also touches on related legal fields like land use planning, zoning, and environmental law, as well as probate, estate, and trust law.Schmid Malone Buchanan’s real estate lawyers have advised and represented individuals and businesses on a broad range of real estate matters. Central Oregon was hit particularly hard by the real estate collapse of the past few years, and our firm responded by offering affordable counseling for distressed property owners. Our real estate lawyers have significant experience in the areas of foreclosure law and short sale counseling and have helped dozens of clients navigate the region’s troubled real estate market. We also defend borrowers in court against unlawful lending and debt collection practices on the part of banks and other lenders.
Schmid Malone Buchanan’s transactional lawyers also represent businesses and individuals in Central Oregon in negotiating the purchase, sale, or leasing of real property. Sometimes, these real estate transactions require the formation of business entities or trusts for the purpose of owning and managing real estate assets. Our transactional lawyers regularly advise clients on all these issues and more.
Schmid Malone Buchanan also offers services related to the following:
- Water rights
- Property line/boundary disputes
- Property taxes