Vestavia Hills, Alabama Real Estate Lawyers
My practice centers around Real Estate matters, and Probate law. I have additional expertise in Family Law &
In the summer of 2018, I purchased and moved my offices to my new location on Braddock Drive.
He has been recognized by Birmingham Magazine in its Top Attorneys list in the areas of Probate Law (2017, 2018) and Tax Law (2017), and was selected to the 2018 Mid-South’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers for Estate & Trust Litigation. Chris maintains the highest Avvo Rating of 10.0 – Top Attorney, and...
Upon graduation, John began work in Mobile, Alabama with a large Mobile firm handling general litigation and oil, gas & mineral issues. In 2007, John began work with a Birmingham firm specializing in business and other litigation. John’s practice eventually grew to include not only business litigation, but also general business advice and counsel and business transactions. John’s current practice includes business and commercial...
Martha mediates all types of cases, including:
Real Estate and Mortgage Disputes in State and Federal Courts
Appellate Divorce Mediation
Personal Injury Cases
Business Law Disputes
Mediation of all Appellate Cases
Consumer Actions under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other Federal Statutes
Martha has extensive training in mediation including:
20 hrs. Mediation Media
6 hrs. Advanced Mediation
Foreclosure Mediation Training
Appellate Mediation Training
Foreclosure Update Training 2016;
40 hrs. Divorce & Family Mediation Training
Real Estate Lawyers in Nearby Cities
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Vestavia Hills Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Services Of Metro Birmingham, Inc PAI & VLP Program
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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.
Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.
Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.
Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.
Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.
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