Originally posted on 07/27/2018
Anyone who owns real estate in Michigan has made a valuable investment. Whether you acquire a home, business, or other property, you want to make sure that the transaction works in your favor and all documents are handled correctly. For real estate transactions, closings, leases, buy-sell agreements, deed transfers, zoning, eminent domain, foreclosure, and other legal disputes, you need a firm with attorneys who understand Michigan law and will fight for your rights.
So how do you select the best real estate attorney for your situation?
Consider Their Credentials
Real estate law is a specialized area of practice. While a general practitioner can review documents and give advice on agreements, they may not understand the actual practice within the industry, have detailed knowledge of real estate case law, or be familiar with land-use regulations and surveys.
Select a Firm that Understands the Nuances of Michigan Law
National firms or attorneys that practice in multiple jurisdictions may be unfamiliar with legal precedents in southeastern Michigan. Select a firm that specializes in real estate law and has a strong familiarity with local practices. Put your case in the hands of someone who understands Michigan law as well as specific ordinances and regulations that apply to your situation.
Avoid the Big Mistake of Trying to Defend Yourself without Proper Legal Counsel
Whatever you do, be sure to consult with an expert familiar with your situation. Personal filings mistakenly submitted after established deadlines may terminate your legal rights. Do-it-yourself forms are often ineffective. Submitting documents improperly may open you to legal exposure.
At Aldrich Legal Services, our attorneys have litigated literally thousands of cases. Our founding attorney, Brad Aldrich, is a knowledgeable real estate lawyer and skilled trial lawyer with more than 20 years of legal experience. He is a licensed real estate broker and owns multiple commercial properties. From standard contract disputes to complex commercial property litigation that requires a high level of legal sophistication, you can be confident that your legal matter is in good hands.