Pinellas County, Florida Real Estate Lawyers
Pinellas County, FL Real Estate Law Attorney
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
The Florida State University College of Law
While at Stetson, Mr. Gallagher was the Director of the Legal Writing Clinic, President of the Christian Legal Society, a Teaching Fellow for Legal Research and Writing classes, a...
Saint Petersburg, FL 33704
Stetson University College of Law and Stetson University College of Law
Through his experiences as a real estate professional, Ryan found his love for the...
Mr. Hachey is also a current member of the National and Florida Board of Realtors, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants,...
In 2017 and 2018, Jeff was named to the Florida Legal Elite roster. The select lawyers on this prestigious list represent fewer than 1.5% of active Florida Bar members. Jeff has also been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® magazine each year from 2013-2017, an honor based upon peer review reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under age 40.
Jeff represents clients in complex business and civil litigation cases...
Tampa, FL 33607
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University and University of Miami School of Law
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Pinellas County Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
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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.
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