Tavares, Florida Real Estate Lawyers
Florida Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Mount Dora, FL 32757-6901
Florida State University College of Law, Florida State University College of Business, Florida State University College of Business and Florida State University College of Business
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.
He is admitted to the bars in both Florida and Texas, where he received his J.D from Southern Methodist University School of Law. Prior to receiving his law degree, Biff Godfrey earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
In the past, he has worked for major...
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.
My law school education and legal clerkships were selected to prepare me for a practical approach to the law. During law school, I completed three clerkships, an in-house counsel externship, and a mediation clinic. I graduated with a concentration in alternative dispute resolution and received the Dean's Award in recognition of my pro bono activities.
Tavares Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
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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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