Real Estate

Commensurate with its goal of providing comprehensive legal services to the businesses and families we represent, SMS assists clients with maximizing and protecting the value of real property handles real estate transactions and planning for both individuals and for businesses:

  • Buying and selling real property;
  • Drafting and reviewing seller and purchaser financing documents;
  • Structuring and formation of real estate holding and ownership entities;
  • Assisting the client with maneuvering through the contract administration and feasibility study process;
  • Representation of clients at closing;
  • Management of real property through the estate administration process;
  • Transferring and re-titling property as part of a client’s estate planning and/or wealth management;
  • Obtaining zoning, annexation and subdivision approvals from governmental agencies for the development of real property;
  • Drafting and reviewing construction contracts and subcontracts and public works agreements;
  • Creating condominium regimes, homeowners associations and preparing restrictive covenants for real property subdivisions; and 
  • Commercial leasing, for landlords and tenants.