Real Estate and Commercial Transactions

While values may fluctuate over time, real estate remains one of the most important investments which many individuals make during the course of their lives. The acquisition and sale of real estate involves serious concerns, due diligence and important decisions associated with the formation of purchase and sale agreements, as well as financing arrangements. We have many years' experience in assisting our clients with the purchase, sale and financing of real estate, whether residential, agricultural or commercial.

Our practice includes the review or preparation of the sale and loan agreements, and includes other alternative arrangements such as options, and rights of first refusal. We are also familiar with the process of negotiation and the preparation of both residential and commercial lease agreements from both a landlord and tenant perspective.

The ownership of real estate sometimes gives rise to issues which are peculiar to land such as easements, prescriptive rights, servitudes and use restrictions, which may have a direct effect on the owner's ability to enjoy their rights. While these matters can sometimes be addressed informally, we have significant experience in formally dealing with these matters if and when litigation is required. We also serve as general counsel for many small businesses throughout our community and assist them in legal matters which they encounter during the normal course of business.

We would like to help fill your real estate law needs in the following areas:

Negotiation and Documentation

  • Real estate purchase agreements
  • Real estate options
  • Agricultural leases
  • Commercial leases
  • Residential leases
  • Easements
  • Joint ownership and control agreements

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Real estate buyer/seller disputes
  • Land use disputes
  • Foreclosure disputes

For over 30 years, Farmer & Ready, has also assisted local lenders such as banks, credit unions, and private parties in collection of delinquent notes and accounts. This assistance includes negotiation, arbitration, mediation, and litigation resulting in judgments or work out agreements. This experience has allowed us to assist borrowers as well as lenders. Our bankruptcy knowledge is invaluable in assisting both lenders and borrowers in the collection process. Contact us today.