Real Estate Law
The Real Estate team at Lommen Abdo has dedicated attorneys with vast experience who focus on property rights and are committed to the best outcome for our clients. When you need someone to fight for your rights related to a real estate or title issue, or someone to help you get a deal done, contact Lommen Abdo.
MN + WI Real Estate Lawyers
Our Real Estate group offers significant experience in the purchase and sale and/or financing and leasing of commercial real estate properties including shopping centers, office buildings, medical buildings, office/warehouse, industrial and other developments. We tailor our legal services to the specific real estate needs the client presents. Our goal is to deliver efficient, cost effective and practical solutions to our clients’ real estate problems.
Our areas of focus include:
- Real estate transactions
- Purchases, sales and financing
- Lease negotiation and drafting
- Municipal approvals
- Subdivisions and leasing
- Permanent loans, construction loans, loan modifications and workouts
- Tax increment financing
- Real estate litigation
- Leasing and contract disputes, mortgage foreclosures, cancellation of contact for deed proceedings, and landlord/tenant disputes
- Real property tax disputes
- Zoning and land use disputes
- Eminent domain
- Partnerships and limited liability companies
- Corporate merger and acquisition work
- Boundary law
- Mortgage foreclosure and mortgage loan workout
Lommen Abdo’s Real Estate group is anchored by Bob Abdo in Minnesota and Brent Johnson in Wisconsin.
Commercial – Purchase and Lease
If you’re looking to purchase commercial property, we can help protect you from future liability – such as preexisting environmental hazards – which could become your responsibility once you own the property. If you’re looking to lease a commercial property, let one of our experienced attorneys look over the lease before you sign. We can help ensure you are protected from extra fees, losing your deposit, not having the ability to hang signage where you would like and a host of other potential pitfalls.
Property Tax Appeals
In the real estate world, property taxes are generally the largest expense for commercial property owners, landlords and even investors. Any of these groups, property owners and tenants have the right to appeal their property taxes and we can help.
We find the most common issues to be disagreement over the estimated fair market value of the property and ensuring the correct classification of the property. Lommen Abdo has worked with many clients who have appealed their property taxes and won, reducing their tax obligations significantly.
Real Estate and Title Litigation
We speak the language of real estate and title insurance.
Our attorneys know real estate and title insurance law. When litigation becomes necessary, our experienced trial attorneys will be your advocates in any type of related dispute. Our real estate and title insurance litigation team is headed by Keith Broady and includes Mike Moline, Reid Lindquist, Jamie Johnson, Brent Johnson, and Josh Feneis. We practice before the Minnesota and Wisconsin state and federal courts, both trial and appellate, as well as administrative hearings, arbitration, and mediation. Our clients include developers, investors, lenders, owners, commercial tenants, purchasers and sellers, lessors, lessees and title insurers.
Areas of focus:
- Disputes arising out of purchase agreements or options
- Commercial, industrial, and retail lease disputes
- Builder/developer disputes
- Zoning and land use disputes
- Property insurance coverage disputes, including title insurance
- Bankruptcy disputes
- Mechanic’s and other liens
- Adverse possession, encroachment, and trespass claims
- Eminent domain/taking actions
- Water rights
- Easement, boundary and title disputes
- Claims for injury to real property
- Construction litigation
- Title defect litigation
- Title conveyance issues
- Easement and access disputes
- Surveys and boundary disputes
- Quiet title actions
- Restrictive covenants
- Professional liability and agent error and omissions
- Validity and priority of liens
- Real property tax appeals
- Real estate lending
- Mortgage foreclosure
- Loan workouts
News + Articles
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