West Haven, Utah Real Estate Lawyers
South Ogden, UT 84403
University of Montana School of Law and The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
I am married with seven children, and understand many of the challenges facing families and small business owners. I graduated first in my class from law school, as the top student in business administration from the University of Utah, and co-valedictorian of my high school class. I have also worked in a variety of...
Besides helping clients, Brian teaches online legal courses at Purdue University Global and Brigham Young University-Idaho, including courses in civil litigation, business law, family law, criminal law, and media law. He previously taught at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Mr. Hansen has been an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University Law School where he taught courses on tax and advising closely held businesses.
Mr. Hansen has been awarded an AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been recognized in the...
Mr. Burge represents a diverse clientele in a variety of commercial matters, with an emphasis in ERISA Litigation defense, real estate litigation and lender enforcement. Through his real...
Mr. Covington is a member of the American Bar Association’s Title Insurance Litigation Committee and has presented before the Utah Land Title Association.
Mr. Covington received a B.S. magna cum laude in Economics from Utah State University and a J.D. from the University of Oregon, Order of the Coif, where he was...
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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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