Sandy, Utah Real Estate Lawyers
Cameron received his Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’connor College of Law at Arizona State University. During law school, Mr. Cope completed a judicial externship for the honorable Judge George Nielsen of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona. Notably, Mr. Cope was selected for an internship in Seoul, South Korea, serving as a legal intern with an international law firm where he assisted with multinational transactions and contracts. Prior to law school, Mr. Cope graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass...
Michael is the Managing Attorney of Hepworth & Associates, LLC. He is also the Principal Broker and President of Security Real Estate, LLC located in Bountiful, Utah, and Vice President of Hepworth Investment Group, LLC, which is a...
South Jordan, UT 84095
University of Montana School of Law and The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Sandy Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Utah Legal Services, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
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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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