Real Estate Law

Decisions involving the sale and purchase of real estate often are among the most important decisions a person can make regarding their personal or business matters. Questions of ownership, business succession, estate planning, and tax consequences frequently arise in real estate transactions. It is important to consider all consequences of a real estate sale or purchase to avoid unforeseen or unpleasant results. There can be tax implications regarding capital gains and gift and estate taxes depending upon how property is transferred. Likewise, the form of ownership of real estate raises issues of control and survivorship that an owner should consider prior to any conveyance of real estate.

Quinlivan & Hughes provides a variety of services regarding real estate transactions, particularly in conjunction with its Business, Commercial and Trusts and Estates practice areas. Typical transactions include the review and preparation of such documents as purchase agreements, closing documents, option agreements, and leases. Court proceedings such as quiet title actions, Torrens registration proceedings, and unlawful detainer actions arise in the firm's real estate practice. The firm's experience in business law and trusts and estates often interrelate with real estate matters. For instance, the sale of a business or family farm often involves the sale of real estate. Estate planning often considers provisions to transfer real estate to family members of an appropriate trust.

The Quinlivan & Hughes firm's long experience in these areas of law will assist a person or business faced with decisions that may have long-term and far-reaching implications. The Quinlivan & Hughes firm has a number of attorneys who practice in the real estate, commercial and business, and trusts and estates areas of law.