McCaysville, Georgia Real Estate Lawyers
Jim rose to the level of senior associate at two prestigious Buckhead and Dunwoody law firms, where he developed experience in not only probate, estate planning and corporate law, but also in complex civil litigation and real estate matters.
Jim has been named a "Super Lawyer" which only 5% of attorneys receive, and has a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.
He is a frequently-requested speaker for Georgia continuing legal education seminars, and founded the Kids Protection Center as an organization that provides parents and families with resources...
Duncan is a graduate of Emory University School of Law, in Atlanta, Georgia, and a graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. As a...
Todd has successfully represented businesses before juries and throughout the dispute process. Todd's experience with international firms and boutiques has allowed him to represent large and...
While being aggressive is a necessary quality for a litigator, Mr. Huffman is conscientious to always convey professionalism, courtesy and be mindful of an opportunity to settle. Even opposing counsel recently commented that “the quality of [his] work is excellent.”
Mr. Huffman resolves disputes. Sometimes those disputes need a bulldog: tenaciously pursuing every legal point and...
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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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