Real Estate Law
Since the early days of his practice in the 1970s, Tom Whitmore has dealt with issues surrounding all varieties of commercial, industrial, and residential real estate, spanning site selection, due diligence, finance, development, leasing and sales.
We represent individual and institutional investors, owners and developers of commercial and residential investment properties; Buyers and Sellers of homes, condos, and residential building lots; and Small business owners and those seeking to establish, buy or sell small businesses.
We assist Buyers and Sellers of homes, condominiums, and residential building lots. We prepare purchase agreements, arrange for title searches and title insurance, prepare closing documents, and assist with closing arrangements. Our firm also handles real estate title questions, such as those that may arise after the death of a family member due to improper estate planning.
We have many years of experience with all kinds of real estate closings. We prepare real estate deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust and other financing instruments. For multi-party investment groups, we create real estate joint venture agreements and partnership agreements.
Purchase and Sale Agreements–We review and prepare real estate purchase and sale agreements for residential and commercial properties.
Leases/Options–We review and prepare residential and commercial leases and option agreements.
Easements and Boundary Line Agreements–We review and prepare easements for ingress/egress, utilities, and view easements. We also prepare boundary line agreements for the settlement of disputes between neighbors.
Promissory Notes/Deeds of Trust–We prepare financing documents including Promissory Notes and Deeds of Trust.
Deeds–We prepare deeds for the conveyance of real estate.
Fee For Services
We do not charge a percentage of the cost of the real estate for our services. Instead, our fees are normally based on time spent on your behalf. In most transactions, we provide a fixed fee that we set in advance, so you don’t need to be concerned about the time we spend on your transaction.