Real Estate Law

Edwardsville Real Estate Law Attorneys

We have been representing clients for years in regard to getting out of real estate sale contracts, enforcing real estate sale contracts, modifying or amending real estate sale contracts, and matters related thereto. We also prepare real estate sale contracts and related documents for individuals buying or selling properties on their own. We also prepare contract for deed instruments, depending on the circumstances of the client. We are experienced litigators in regard to construction lawsuits. Areas of our practice include breach of contract, misrepresentation, fraud, and resulting damages. We have represented clients for years in regard to boundary disputes, including relating to easements, property rights of adjacent owners, issues involving title to property and related matters. We often have clients that hire us to take care of title issues relating to real estate. This can include because there are concerns regarding chain of title, factors involving estate administration, improper or fraudulent transfers of real estate and matters related thereto.

We have experience representing parties in construction lawsuits, both Plaintiff and Defendants. We have represented individual owners and first time buyers. We have also represented developers and contractors, and subcontractors. Because of the economy, and the practices of certain lenders, we have experience in the area of foreclosure defense, loan modification, and short sales, including representing individuals and businesses. This type of work can involve requesting the intervention of the Court, filing pleadings with the Court, and seeking Orders of Protection or other rulings from the Court, depending upon the facts and circumstances of the case. We have been involved in ownership issues regarding real estate, including relating to ejectment, suits to quiet title, adverse possession, prescriptive easements and other matters. Sometimes this involves going to court when it is in the best interests of the clients.

We have represented clients over the years in regard to issues involving mine subsidence, including because this area of the country was substantially mined years ago and issues and problems are surfacing, and will continue to surface, now and in the future. We have represented homeowners’s groups and subdivision organizations over the years. Sometimes disputes involve the developer, promises that were made and then not kept and disputes between board members and individual lot owners, or disputes between members. We have represented many clients over the years in regard to their complaints concerning lender liability issues, including with respect to financial institutions, mortgage companies, and for sale by owner transactions. Many of these cases have involved working out settlements based on non-disclosure or a lender changing the terms and conditions of a loan, shortly prior to or at the time of closing or charging extraordinary fees and commissions.

We have represented clients throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area in regard to defending foreclosure actions. Many of these cases have involved lenders who have initiated foreclosure proceedings, even though there were minor violations of the note and mortgage, or sometimes no violations. For example, sometimes a borrower will make a payment on time, or the escrow has instructions to make distributions on time, but the financial institution does not receive or credit the payment until after the due date, thereby triggering a wrongful default. In many cases, resolutions have been reached by allowing defaults to be cured, refinancing loans, etc. We have represented clients over the years in regard to improper workmanship or faulty construction cases. Sometimes these cases are based on breach of contract, misrepresentation and/or consumer fraud. In many instances, we have been able to work out resolutions without having to file lawsuits. In the event lawsuits are filed, successful dispositions have been obtained through trial, mediation or settlement.

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