Real Estate
 

The most important time to bring an attorney into any real estate transaction is before you commit yourself to an agreement, either oral or written, with the other party. An experienced attorney can assist you with understanding the terms of the agreement, the risks inherent in the transaction, and the steps that can be taken to ensure that the transaction goes smoothly. It is particularly important to involve an attorney early in the process when the transaction involves commercial real estate. Unfortunately, many clients will bring contracts to the attorney after they've already been signed and ask whether the attorney has any issues or concerns. Of course, once you've already signed it, you're committed, and there may not be anything the attorney can do unless the other party is willing to adjust the terms of the agreement.

With many years of experience handling real estate transactions, and as former general counsel for the Wyoming Association of Realtors, Russ is prepared to offer legal services for real estate related transactions. He works with individuals, owners, property managers, financial institutions and investors in all types of transactions. His real estate practice includes:

•  Acquisitions
•  Adverse possession and boundary disputes
•  Brokerage commission disputes
•  Construction-contract issues
•  Contract negotiations
•  Commercial landlord-tenant disputes
•  Lease negotiations and contracts
•  Probates for transfers of real estate
•  Property-management issues
•  "For Sale by Owner" (FSBO) Transactions
•  Title-insurance matters