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Real Estate

Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP real estate attorneys can handle every aspect of your commercial and residential property acquisition, ownership, development, and sales needs.  Our unique ability to anticipate near- and long-term property usage, improvement, and tenant occupancy issues is shaped by twenty-plus years of experience.  From preparation of commercial leases to full-out litigation through trial and appeal, savvy real estate owners, brokers, and developers rely on our real estate law expertise to get the deal done right.


Looking over the abundant real estate templates available online makes one thing clear: standard real estate agreements commonly fail to address the many non-standard issues that usually occur in the real world.  Finch, Thornton & Baird real estate attorneys understand these deficiencies and loopholes, and regularly draft (or review) purchase and lease agreements, and negotiate terms to ensure comprehensive protections for our clients.  Always taking a big picture view, our real estate lawyers draw from decades of construction industry experience to ensure that your next big deal will secure your investment today and over time.


As parties close in on completing a deal, attention shifts to the specifics of secured deal financing.  Given our lengthy experience in the industry, our attorneys understand construction loans and other financing especially well.  Plus, we handle the voluminous documentation requirements typical for large commercial construction project loans (i.e., hundreds of millions of dollars) as well as permanent loans secured by a deed of trust on a home or business property.  For security and peace of mind, call on the real estate law attorneys at Finch, Thornton & Baird.


Even the best relationships between landlords and tenants are susceptible to occasional disagreements.  Resolving such disputes amicably and efficiently is well advised, so as to sustain goodwill and minimize expense.  When landlord and tenant relations become adversarial and contentious, however, strong negotiating skills and litigation experience are invaluable assets to have on your side.  Not surprisingly, our real estate attorneys excel in both areas.

Our expertise with Real Estate law includes:

  • Drafting and negotiating real estate sale agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating real estate lease agreements
  • Zoning issues
  • Land use issues
  • Permits
  • Conditional use permits (CUPs)
  • Easements
  • Environmental
  • Inverse condemnation
  • Financing
  • Escrow agreements
  • Quiet title
  • Eminent domain
  • Equitable servitudes
  • Mining rights
  • Professional services agreements

For Real Estate dispute matters:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Purchase and sale agreement disputes
  • Joint ownership disputes (i.e., co-tenants, LLCs, partnerships)
  • Quiet title litigation
  • Easement disputes
  • Lien disputes
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Commercial and residential lease disputes
  • Unlawful detainer

Subdivision Development Bond Exoneration

The firm was retained by a multi-home developer to obtain a partial release of surety…

Dissolution And Accounting Of Limited Liability Company

The firm represented two members of a limited liability company against a third member in…

Recovery From Unlicensed Contractor

The firm successfully pursued claims for disgorgement for unlicensed contracting and for defective construction on…

Medical Office Building Project

The firm represented client in structuring and implementation of every aspect of a state of…

Quiet Title Re Commercial Property

The firm identified a significant cloud on title to valuable real property owned by its…

Representation Of Plaintiff Property Owner In Claim For Property Damage From Altered Runoff

The Firm represented plaintiff homeowners whose property became inundated with muddy runoff from an adjacent…

Client v. Family Member – Real Estate Dispute

The firm’s client owned a property that was initially titled as a joint tenancy between…

Acquisition Of Mining Rights And Operations

Negotiated and structured acquisition of mining rights via a long term mining lease on behalf…

Blackinton Airport Property Owners Association v. Dino DeLuca et al.

The firm represented a homeowners association that sued to foreclose on a lien to collect…

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