Polk City, Florida Real Estate Lawyers
Reed was named by peers from 2017-20 as a Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite in Commercial Litigation. This honor places Reed in an exclusive group that includes less than 2% of Florida’s litigators.
Reed is a respected and trusted Florida business litigation, trust litigation, probate, and estate litigation, and...
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...
Mr. Hachey is also a current member of the National and Florida Board of Realtors, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants,...
Mr. Ray received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Troy University (2008), his J.D. from Florida A&M University, College of Law (2012), and his LL.M. from University of Aberdeen, School of Law (2013) . Mr. Ray has studied at Oxford University where he completed work on his Post Graduate Program in Human Rights Law (2011).
He has served in the U.S. military as a...
He specializes in Commercial Litigation, Employment & Labor Law, Business Law, and Commercial Real Estate. He practices many areas of law, including Internet Law, Sexual Harassment, Civil Litigation, and Wrongful Termination.
Joseph Shoemaker spent six years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an Avionics Technician and served in Operation Desert Storm. During his time in the Corps he traveled to Asia and Europe.
After his time in the military, he pursued his B.A. degree from the...
Prior to receiving his law degree, James D. Kisio earned his B.A.E. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In the past, he has worked for organizations including NASA, using his technical background to work on simulators designed to train astronauts how to land spacecraft.
Mr. Holt received his J.D. from the Stetson University College of Law in 1998, and his B.A. in History from Auburn University in 1987.
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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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