Real Estate

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We have extensive experience in all types of residential and commercial real estate matters, including the representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of residential and commercial real estate, the preparation and review of sales agreements, financing documents, leases, deeds, mortgages, assignments, and other related agreements.  The firm often represents both landlords and tenants with drafting or reviewing leases and the resolution of landlord-tenant disputes such as non-payment of rent, and eviction matters.  While our goal is to resolve disputes without the need to resort to litigation, our litigation division is fully capable of addressing such matters that must be taken to court to protect our clients’ interests.

Commercial Real Estate

We are a full service commercial real estate law firm that can assist clients with a wide range of real estate matters from the purchase of raw land to the sale of a developed property and everything in between. We can help you take your project from start to finish. If you are considering buying, selling, leasing, or investing in commercial real estate property, you should consult our firm to ensure that your transaction is structured in the most beneficial way.

Our firm assists client with the following commercial real estate issues:

  • Purchase and sale of real property
  • Construction (new construction and renovation projects)
  • Financing
  • Approvals
  • Leases
  • Mortgage issues
  • Foreclosure and eminent domain matters
  • Landlord/tenant matters
  • Entitlements

Residential Real Estate

Buying or selling a home is probably the most significant financial transaction that an individual undertakes in their lifetime.  While this can be an exciting time, without proper legal guidance, the process can be frustrating, overwhelming and more expensive than necessary.  Even if there are no disagreements between a buyer and seller, it is critical that each party receive adequate counsel to help avoid common pitfalls and make the transaction a smooth experience.

We offer our clients broad-based real estate legal advice and representation in the following types of transactions:

  • Real Estate Sales Transactions
  • Closings
  • Construction Contracts
  • Leases
  • Mortgage-Based Financing Transactions

Real Estate Litigation

The process of buying, selling or developing real property is one of the most complex areas of the law.  If you are a buyer, seller or land developer embroiled in a real estate dispute or want to take precautions to avoid conflict, our firm can work with you to ensure that your money and property rights are adequately protected against adverse parties and claims.

On paper, purchasing real estate seems like a relatively easy and straightforward transaction: make an offer, wait for acceptance, draft a contract, settle the deal and exchange the money.  Each step of the purchase process, however, represents a potential point of contention or disagreement.  We are adept at handling any problems that arise in the sale or purchase of residential or commercial real estate, including:

  • Disputes occurring in the drafting and execution of a contract
  • Rescission based on misrepresentation by the buyer or seller
  • Problems with the title or survey
  • State and local regulations, including compliance with zoning ordinances
  • Issues with a mortgage lender
  • Disagreements involving new home construction and implied or express warranties

Whether you are a seller with misgivings about the contract, a buyer with questions about title, or a developer in a dispute with current residents, working with a seasoned real estate attorney is the best way to avoid and overcome conflict in a cost-effective manner.  In order to escape the many lurking pitfalls inherent in real estate transactions, we encourage you to contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Cooper Schall & Levy real estate lawyers serve Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as well as neighboring counties such as Montgomery County and Delaware County and cover neighborhoods such as Norristown and Drexel Hill.