Birmingham Real Estate, Property Rights, & Boundary Disputes Lawyers
Commercial real estate transactions are typically complex. An attorney who is experienced in the issues you are likely to confront might be the difference in whether or not your investment will turn into a long-range success.
What Makes Commercial Real Estate Law Unique
Volume and nuance are important distinctions between commercial and residential real estate transactions. Commercial real estate often involves big investments — perhaps the purchase of a building or the expansion of an existing structure. More often than not, a deal like this will involve a substantially larger volume of documents than what you would see for a basic home purchase.
Moreover, the details on commercial transactions can be more nuanced than those involved with a residential sale. Zoning issues are common in commercial real estate, as is the need for government permits. While disputes in a residential transaction are going to be between two homeowners, the dispute in commercial real estate is more likely to involve the local government.
The realtor handling your commercial transaction will no doubt have their own knowledge of these issues, but the realtor brings a different perspective than that of a lawyer. Your commercial real estate attorney is duty-bound to advocate solely for your interests and to be prepared to walk away from a deal if your interests are not meant. By contrast, the commercial realtor’s interests lie with simply getting the deal done. The person who has representation dedicated exclusively to protecting their interests can be in a stronger position to make the best possible decisions.
Call Lippitt O'Keefe, PLLC at (248) 609-3526 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.