Palm Coast, Florida Real Estate Lawyers
As a judge on the family, civil, probate, dependency and juvenile benches I ruled on hundreds of matters. Those experiences give me a unique perspective not shared my many others attorneys to...
A Jacksonville native and University of Florida Levin College of Law graduate, Barry Ansbacher began working as an attorney in Jacksonville with his father, Lewis “Lukie” Ansbacher. In...
SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL 32080
Florida Coastal School of Law and University of Florida Levin College of Law
Each of our attorneys has a particular focus and skill set to deliver exceptional service in matters of litigation and transactional law. Two of our lawyers hold post-doctoral Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees in Taxation, enabling us to counsel clients through tax consequences relating to income and transactions.
We are committed to taking a strategic and...
Melissa Cain is an accomplished attorney with over 10 years of experience. She has a diverse background in both real estate and law. She is passionate about helping others navigate through complex business issues, real estate transactions and the decision to file bankruptcy. She has personally represented over 600 bankruptcy cases in her own private practice that spanned throughout multiple jurisdictions.
She is committed to being accessible to her clients and working hard each day to ensure their peace of mind through any challenge they face.
Buying, selling, or renting property?
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.
Researching Attorney Discipline