Sophisticated Representation For

The Most Complex Projects

Sophisticated Representation For

The Most Complex Projects

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Real Estate

The real estate practice is a major practice area of The West Firm, PLLC. The firm provides comprehensive representation in a wide variety of real estate matters, at both the commercial and residential levels, throughout the Capital Region as well as its surrounding areas.

Commercial Real Estate

The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in commercial real estate representing businesses, developers and institutional lenders. They have a great deal of experience performing title due diligence work.

Specifically, the firm’s attorneys are well-adept at reviewing title documents to confirm title, identify any third-party rights and determine if they will interfere with the use of the property. If any curative actions are required, the firm’s attorneys are equipped to manage the curative process.

This expertise sets the transaction up for success and allows the attorneys to navigate any commercial transaction as quickly and efficiently as possible while meeting and exceeding the needs of the client, no matter the size.

The firm’s attorneys handle the following matters:

  • Performing pre-acquisition due diligence
  • Drafting letters of intent
  • Drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial leases
  • Negotiating financing documents
  • Obtaining regulatory approvals
  • Financing transactions
  • Handling municipal approvals
  • Drafting closing documents
  • Conducting and attending closings

Residential Real Estate

The firm’s attorneys have significant experience working with brokers, developers, investors, lenders, purchasers and sellers in residential transactions. Their services cover all aspects of the transaction, including:

  • Drafting and reviewing purchase and sale contracts
  • Negotiating with other attorneys
  • Monitoring contract deadlines
  • Reviewing and drafting residential leases
  • Reviewing inspection and title reports
  • Reviewing mortgage commitments and related documentation
  • Performing IRC 1031 exchanges
  • Drafting closing documents
  • Conducting and attending closings

Real Estate Litigation

The firm’s attorneys are also equipped to handle any legal conflict relative to commercial and residential real estate. They have more than 100 years of combined experience representing clients, including individuals, businesses and developers, in commencing and defending against lawsuits in the following areas:

  • Breach of contract, including purchase and sale agreements and leases
  • Title disputes
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Eminent domain
  • Property tax reduction and abatement

The firm’s attorneys are always readily available to address any client questions or concerns as they arise. They look forward to the opportunity to guide you through all your real estate needs.

Contact Us

To discuss your real estate matter, call our Albany office at 518-641-0500 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment with our lawyers.