Real Estate Attorneys Wilkes-Barre, PA
Dispute Resolution & Effective Representation
Commercial Real Estate Sales & Development
Whether you are looking to sell, purchase, or lease commercial property, our attorneys have decades of experience assisting clients in commercial real estate transactions.
With attention to detail, our team works with developers on projects including industrial and mixed-use properties, as well as retail centers, apartment complexes, and warehouses. When the property is ready to sell, our team can help secure financing, title insurance, and market analysis to set a competitive price.
Real Property Litigation
Often, disputes regarding landlords and tenants, leases, and titles can occur, and your real estate attorney needs to be capable of representing you in these matters. Our attorneys have over 35 years of experience helping clients navigate a wide range of real estate disputes, including:
- Residential and commercial property purchase agreements
- Breach of contract
- Easements and rights to usage/access
- Title claims and eminent domain
- Boundary line disputes
- Landlord-tenant law
- Zoning and land use litigation
- Mechanic’s lien claims
We thoroughly examine all evidence in your case, including maps, deeds, surveys, zoning regulations, contracts, and more, to reach a negotiation. We do our best to keep the matter out of court through mediation or arbitration, but if needed we will aggressively defend you in a jury or non-jury court.
When acquiring commercial property, it can be easy to overlook seemingly small yet important details. Our attorneys are trained to ensure all steps are completed and all details are addressed, from offer negotiations to contracts to title transference. Purchasing commercial real estate is a significant investment – let our experienced attorneys represent your interests and guide you toward the best possible outcome.
"Professional, reasonable, and collaborative. Quick to respond to emails, prompt at returning phone calls, calm to address issues, and fair when fixing errors on their end. And most importantly, got the job accomplished in court. If any other issues arise, I would contact Frank again."
Many of our clients come to us for assistance in the sale of commercial property. We have the experience to guide you in all steps of the transaction.
You should never rush into a commercial property transaction, as a significant amount of money is at stake. By conducting risk analyses and examining all details of your situation, we will help you make informed decisions.
We have helped clients sell a range of business enterprises, including:
- Multifamily Housing Property
- Office Parks
- Industrial Property
- Gas stations and mini marts
- Restaurants and taverns
Risk vs Benefits
By thoroughly analyzing the risks of your commercial real estate sale, we can help mitigate potential problems and encourage a successful outcome. Our experienced attorneys can help eliminate or reduce risks while potentially increasing benefits.
Many business owners choose to lease rather than purchase commercial property. However, there are several factors a business owner should keep in mind before signing a commercial lease.
A Commercial Lease is Not the Same As a Residential Lease
Unlike residential leases, commercial leases aren’t covered by consumer protection laws – the law provides less protection from corrupt landlords and other issues. In addition, commercial leases are more varied than residential leases. Terms and conditions may vary widely depending on the business. In addition, while there may be more room to negotiate in a commercial lease, the lease is typically in effect for a longer period of time (often several years as compared to one year for most residential leases). Therefore, they require a more significant commitment and are harder to break.
Ensure These Details Are Covered in Your Commercial Lease
- Rent amount and increases
- Security deposit
- Length of the lease
- Description of the property
- Potential improvements to be made
- Subletting options
There are many other factors to consider, including whether the lease prohibits advertising signs, the exclusivity clause and use clause, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Our attorneys can help guide you if you are considering leasing commercial property. We help draft lease contracts that protect all parties and their interests.