Acquisition of Property
We assist our clients in navigating the process of acquiring property, whether the property is purchased, donated, acquired through acquisitive prescription, inherited, or divided through partition. We can also review or prepare related contracts including purchase agreements, options, rights of first refusal, acts of sale, and acts of donation. Our attorneys can also assist buyers who wish to purchase property with title issues. Our firm works with abstractors and title insurance companies throughout the state, and can assist in remedying title problems such as liens, in conjunction with the purchase of property.
Sale or Donation of Property
When choosing to sell or donate a piece of property, it can be beneficial to consult with an attorney before any documents are signed. Because Louisiana law has very specific form requirements for acts of sale and acts of donation, as well as recordation requirements, having an attorney review or prepare these documents can help you avoid title problems in the future.
Review or Preparation of Lease
Whether you are a tenant who wishes to have a lease reviewed before signing it, or a landlord who wants to know your options in enforcing an existing lease, we offer review of leases, including commercial leases and leases with an option to purchase. We can draft new leases, options, and rights of first refusal to your specifications, assist with lease renewals, or modify an existing lease through an addendum. We can also handle recordation of leases, including preparation of an abstract of lease so that the entire lease need not be recorded.
Review or Preparation of Act of Sale, Act of Donation
Our attorneys offer review of existing Acts of Sale, Acts of Donation, and other related documents. Should you need to prepare a new Act of Sale, Act of Donation or other specific document appropriate for your real estate needs, we can also create and refine these documents to your specifications.
Disputes arising over lease, sale, donation, and related contracts
Contract disputes often arise in real estate transactions and resolving these disputes in an efficient manner is in everyone’s best interest. We counsel our clients based on a cost-benefit analysis in pursuing resolution of disputes, and ultimately in determining whether to pursue litigation. We have litigation experience in a wide variety of real estate issues, including evictions and disputes over leases, sales, donations, and other related contracts.
Disputes between co-owners
Our attorneys can help you prepare the documents necessary to protect your co-owned assets in advance of a dispute, but in the event that a dispute arises without these documents in place, our firm can assist you in working out existing differences between co-owners. We can also aid in creating appropriate safeguards for your co-owned assets in the future.
However, if there is a co-ownership dispute that cannot be amicably resolved, our firm has experience in this area to assist you in your litigation needs.
For help with your Real Estate Law questions, please contact our legal team today.