Real Estate Services

Real estate transactions are more complex than they may appear and mistakes can be extremely costly.  You need the advice and legal representation of a detail-oriented and knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights and ensure a smooth transaction from negotiation to closing.”

Residential & Commercial Real Estate Services

There are multitude of laws, regulations and complex paperwork involved in transferring real property. Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing residential or commercial real estate, we can work with you to avoid and solve legal problems, facilitate your transaction and protect your rights throughout the entire process, from contract negotiation to closing. We stay in constant communication with you and ensure your best interests are represented.

Our services will include real estate contract review, advising you on any unexpected or unfavorable contract terms, and preparing all necessary seller or buyer documents needed to complete the closing. We secure all required payoff letters and identify and ensure the clearing of all liens and judgments. We are detail-oriented and strive to ensure that your transaction goes through smoothly and without any unpleasant surprises.

Additionally, if you sold your home and are considering purchasing another residence, we can help you structure your sale to take advantage of the Internal Revenue Code’s Section 1031 exchange rules to minimize capital gains taxes. We stay in constant communication with you and ensure your best interests are represented.

Title Review & Title Insurance

It is essential that your ownership rights for the real property you purchase be indisputable. We offer full title review and title insurance as an approved agent of Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC, one of Florida’s largest underwriters of title insurance. Title insurance provides purchasers with the assurance that they have acquired the desired property with clear title and guards against financial loss due to title defects by ensuring reimbursement for losses should an unexpected valid claim against the property arise.

Careful and detailed due diligence is required in order to ensure the quality of the title being transferred and insured is clean. Prior to your real estate closing date, we perform a full title search, including review of all liens, mortgages, taxes, judgments, easements, claims of interest and other matters of public record that may affect the title to the real property. Once identified, we work diligently to resolve any issues and remove all defects of title so that the transaction may proceed to a successful closing. In the event that unresolvable title issues arise, we advise you on your options, including withdrawal from the sale and negotiations with the seller or owner of the encumbrance.

Short Sale Legal Representation

In today’s struggling economy, many individuals find themselves with property worth less than the balance of the mortgage. Whether it is your primary residence, a rental property or a vacation home, DO NOT just walk away from your property without evaluating your options and protecting yourself! Walking away may result in more than just losing your property. You may be facing a future lawsuit filed by the bank in order to collect on the deficiency between the sale price of the home and the higher actual amount of the mortgage.

If you need to sell your property or are struggling with making payments, a short sale, in which the lender allows the sale of the property at a price lower than the amount owed, may be a possible solution. Short sales can blemish your credit but may be considered less damaging than a foreclosure.

We can work with you, your realtor and the potential buyer of your condominium, townhouse or single-family home and negotiate with the lender to allow the short sale and to forgive all or part of the deficiency. We can advise you on the potential tax consequences of the discharge of debt and strategize in order to minimize their impact.

Residential & Commercial Real Estate Documents

Whether you are the landlord or the tenant, it is important that you seek the advice of an attorney to guide you through the review, drafting and/or negotiation and management of a lease. Whether the lease is short term or long term, a multitude of factors should be considered in structuring the lease transaction.

As a landlord in today’s highly competitive market, it is more important than ever that your property lease is enforceable, covers all foreseeable circumstances, and protects your interests to the full extent possible under Florida law. Landlords must be wary of how a lease is structured with respect to each particular tenant in order to anticipate and address both current and future potential concerns that, if not identified, may lead to costly mistakes.

As a tenant, you may have operational and practical concerns that need to be identified and addressed in a manner that prevents pitfalls and protects your ability to run your business. We assist tenants in understanding the terms of the lease and identifying any potentially hidden costs so that the tenant more fully comprehends the extent of the lease commitment.

Don’t just solve problems after they arise. Be proactive and avoid problems. We provide both landlords and tenants with insightful and knowledgeable legal advice and representation. Before signing a lease or presenting a lease to a tenant, have it reviewed by an experienced real estate leasing attorney.

We represent buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords – both local and foreign — with respect to properties located in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Palm Beach. If you require assistance with any residential real estate matter, please call us at (305) 403-0641 or email us at