Detroit, Michigan Real Estate Lawyers
Michigan Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
Detroit, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
The George Washington University Law School and Wayne State University Law School
As a former "big Bank" real estate and contracts attorney, I love to demystify complicated real estate and financial legal concepts and problems for people who are frustrated, "spinning their wheels" with incompetent or dismissive real estate or banking "professionals."
I hate when someone finds themselves at a legal disadvantage - they're "stuck" when they unknowingly relying on outdated or impractical information and forms off of the "internet." People often get in trouble when they base their legal decisions off of "outside chatter." They...
Sean graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Business Administration. After Western Michigan, Sean went on to graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. While...
Shawn was named one of Metro Detroit’s Top Lawyers for 2014 and 2018 by DBusiness Magazine. He has also been selected as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers since 2015.
Shawn graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology...
My office is in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, which is a suburb of Detroit. I represent clients mostly in the Metro Detroit area (Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, and Washtenaw counties). But, depending on the case, I do represent clients in other areas of Michigan, and have handled cases in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Lansing, as well as other locations in Michigan.
In addition to my representation of clients in Michigan, I have...
Our practice has one focus: We are a full service Creditors' Rights law firm, and we measure our success by one yard stick: How much cash have we put back in your pocket?
Fishman Group partners the power of a law firm with the internal resources of a collection agency and the kind of location and asset information you'd expect from a private investigation firm -- all under one roof. With this combination, we work to ensure top dollars net to you...
Rob brings a wide variety of skills and a diverse background to bear for his clients, including his experience with contract negotiation, employee issues, construction issues. Rob's undergraduate degree is in engineering, which has also been useful to clients during construction issues and in...
Matthew graduated from Michigan State and University of Toledo College of Law, he has also worked as an Executive in the local business community which brings him an abundance of knowledge in understanding complex assets and business valuations that is critical in divorce cases.
Prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Fraiberg was a City Prosecutor and worked as a judicial clerk and assistant legal research clerk for Oakland County circuit court judges....
Matthew practices in the area of general civil...
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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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