Benton County, Tennessee Real Estate Lawyers
Before moving to Tennessee, Andy grew up near St. Louis, MO. After moving to Tennessee, Andy attended Middle Tennessee State University, where he gained a Computer Science degree and a Political Science degree. Intent on becoming a lawyer, Andy attended the Belmont University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree.
Andy advises his clients on numerous aspects of state and federal law....
Goodlettsville, TN 37070
University of Memphis
A former political and investigative reporter with the Nashville Scene and Dallas Observer, Matt began his legal career at the Tennessee Attorney General's Office where he led the state's efforts in enforcing the $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement. In addition, he led or took part in consumer protection actions brought against suspect state and...
Take Collins Legal itself. Grover and his wife, Mackenzie, started Collins Legal in 2013 with a mission: to provide solutions to build a better tomorrow. Always keeping this mission at the center of his practice, Grover’s attorney experience has been punctuated by fostering robust relationships with clients. By fundamentally basing the firm’s foundation on individual clients and their needs, Grover has ensured the success of both client and...
Columbia, TN 38401
University of Mississippi
Tennessee Supreme Court - Tennessee Bar
Nashville School of Law graduated 1993, J.D.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduated 1980 B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, College Scholars with emphasis in Historic preservation
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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