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Brei Law Firm Attorneys at Law logo
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Brei Law Firm Attorneys at Law

4574 N. First Ave. Suite 150, Tucson, AZ 85718
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  • Acquisition & Sale of Property
  • Real Estate Litigation

Business Description

Brei Law Firm, Attorneys at Law, serves clients in Tucson. It assists individuals and entities in resolving real property disputes, such as misrepresentation, lease disagreements, evictions, and boundary disputes. The firm represents a variety of real estate clients that include homeowners, landlords, tenants, and real estate buyers and sellers. For over 22 years, the firm has been providing legal services in the areas of real estate law, business law, and personal injury. Founding attorney Jeffrey T. Brei is a certified real estate specialist.

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Burris & MacOmber, PLLC Attorneys at Law

2478 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
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  • Acquisition & Sale of Property

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Burris & MacOmber, PLLC Attorneys at Law, provides advice to Tucson residents with business and real estate law concerns. The firm protects its clients' interests and needs by negotiating with the involved third parties in a real estate transaction, drafting documents, and assessing potential dealing risks. It also offers legal services on matters concerning contract assessment, property management, leasing and financing, key-man insurance, and employment. Managing partner D. Rob Burris speaks fluent Spanish and serves as American co-counsel for cross-border business trades.

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Giordano & Heckele Law Firm

2601 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 102, Tucson, AZ 85719
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Giordano & Heckele, PLLC in Tucson is a full-service law firm providing representation and assistance in real estate transactions, construction development, and purchases. The firm was founded in 2013 as a result of the merger between The Heckele Law Firm and Harlow Spanier. It assists in acquiring and selling real properties, including commercial leases, liens, title insurance, and foreclosures. Its partners, Mark Heckele and Gerald Giordano, have both been real estate lawyers for more than 20 years.

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Hecker & Pew PLLC

405 W. Franklin St., AZ 85701, Tucson, AZ 85701
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Hecker & Pew PLLC is a law firm in Tucson assisting clients throughout the metro area with real estate law. The firm drafts and negotiates both simple and complex real estate agreements for commercial and residential uses. It assists clients in securing financing and mediates financial issues. It also consults clients on capital investment matters. Other focus areas include land development and planning for small and large developers. Hecker & Pew PLLC offers securities and finance assistance as well.

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King & Frisch PC

6226 E Pima St Ste 150, Tucson, AZ 85712
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King & Frisch PC is a law firm active within the Tucson metro area. It addresses real estate concerns for clients and represents buyers and sellers in commercial and residential real estate matters. The firm also represents landlords and tenants involved in leasing disputes. It takes care of evictions processes as well and provides consultation to ensure landlords that they have acted legally. King & Frisch PC also assists with business startups and probate law.

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Laber & Laber Attorneys at Law

33 N. Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716
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  • Land-Use & Zoning

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Laber & Laber Attorneys at Law is a Tucson-based law firm offering legal advice and representation in civil litigation, real estate transactions, and estate planning matters. Some of the cases it handles include real property successions, release of liens, quiet title actions, mortgages, and contracts for the disposition of real property. One of the firm's partners, Edward J. Laber, is a licensed fiduciary, certified public accountant, and former prosecutor for the Criminal Division of the Office of the City of Tucson Attorney.

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Law Office of Joubert W. Davenport

5210 E Pima St #120, Tucson, AZ 85712
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  • Acquisition & Sale of Property

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The Law Office of Joubert W. Davenport is a general practice that has been serving individuals, families, and businesses in Tucson and neighboring areas for over 30 years. Sole attorney Joubert Davenport provides legal guidance in real estate matters, including purchasing or selling a house, and represents clients in real estate disputes like landlord-tenant disputes and evictions. In 2018, Joubert was selected by the AFLSE for the second time as a recipient of the Top 50 Pro-Bono Attorneys in Arizona Award.

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Lazarus & Silvyn, P.C.

5983 E Grant Rd Ste 290, Tucson, AZ 85712
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Lazarus & Silvyn, PC have been providing zoning, land use and related legal services throughout the State of Arizona since 1970's with an office in Tucson that serves all of Southern Arizona. The firm has the right relationships, the respect of land planning professionals and a track record in achieving its client's legal goals ethically. The firm handles matters including zoning entitlements, zoning interpretations, zoning violation defense, planning and acquisition of state lands, assistance in building permit process and development agreements/ economic development agreements. The firm works in both the private and public sectors, helping local jurisdictions amend their zoning codes and general/comprehensive plans as well. Lazarus & Silvyn, PC has been named a Best Law Firm annually since 2018 by U.S. News & World Report.

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Leonard & Felker PLC

7440 N Oracle Rd Bldg 2, Tucson, AZ 85704
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Leonard & Felker PLC is a law firm serving the Tucson metro area. It handles real estate concerns including document and title review, residential and commercial contract and lease negotiations, and financing consultation and assistance. Representation is available for disputes involving landlords and tenants. The firm also assists property developers with the application process and provides legal advice concerning zoning laws and partition proceedings. Other practice areas include condominium and home owner's association law and premises liability cases.

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Mesch Clark Rothschild

259 N Meyer Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
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Mesch Clark Rothschild is a group of real estate attorneys in Tucson offering representation and consultation in transactions, complicated agreements, and disputes. The firm was established in 1957 and comprises 17 civil and commercial litigation lawyers. It has experience representing individuals and real estate developers in cases involving project financing, contract negotiations, purchases and sales, quiet title actions, and environmental regulations. One of its shareholders, Douglas Clark Jr., has been a real estate attorney since 1966.

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Monroe McDonough & Brent, PLLC Attorneys at Law

2701 E. Speedway Boulevard Suite 201, Tucson, AZ 85716
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  • Real Estate Transactions

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Monroe McDonough & Brent, PLLC, Attorneys at Law, is a Tucson-based firm that guides clients through the process of real estate transactions. The firm assists clients in a wide range of real estate matters, including the acquisition or sale of commercial or residential properties. Heidi Rib Brent, one of the firm's partners, has more than three decades of experience in real estate law. She is affiliated with the Tucson Association of Realtors and the Arizona Association of Realtors.

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Rubin & Bernstein PLLC

1004 N. Sixth Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705
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  • Land-Use & Zoning
  • Real Estate Litigation

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Rubin & Bernstein PLLC is a Tucson-based law group that provides counsel and advocates for clients in real estate matters, including transactions and litigation. Its lawyer, Mark Rubin, finds appropriate solutions to clients' primary or complex transactions and disputes while considering their goals and budgets. He has been a lawyer for more than four decades, solely practicing real estate, business, and estate law. Rubin currently serves as part-time general counsel for a private, for-profit medical career college.

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St. Clair Law, P.C.

182 North Court Avenue, 2nd Floor, Tucson, AZ 85701
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  • Acquisition & Sale of Property
  • Real Estate Litigation

Business Description

St. Clair Law, P.C., represents its clients undergoing legal proceedings about real estate matters in Tucson. With over 30 years of experience in the legal profession, the firm drafts leases and contracts used in different kinds of real estate transactions, as well as reviews and negotiates changes to them should the client request. Breaking down the legal process into simpler terms for its clients, it also settles disputes and conflicts involving contractors, property owners, and homeowners associations.

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4.8 / 5 (6)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Stephen J. Gonzalez,P.C. Attorney at Law

268 E River Rd Ste 250, Tucson, AZ 85704
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Stephen J. Gonzalez PC Attorney at Law is active within the Tucson metro area since 1980. This firm handles real estate disputes by providing mediation and arbitration services. The firm helps clients in all facets of real estate, litigation, conveyancing, and advice to resolve issues with disagreements over contract terms, financial arrangements, and miscommunication through controlled sessions outside of court. In ideal cases its services help clients to avoid the costs and loss of time associated with court proceedings. Other practice areas include probate and business law.

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Sylvester Law Office

8532 E. Amethyst Lane, Tucson, AZ 85750
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  • Acquisition & Sale of Property

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Sylvester Law Office serves injured individuals, property owners, businesses, and families in Tucson. Since 1982, the firm has been representing clients throughout the process of real estate transactions, such as construction development, litigation of real estate property disputes, and financing and leasing residential and commercial real estate. It also provides legal counsel in matters involving estate planning, family law, business, and personal injury law. Founder Thomas P. Sylvester has been working in the legal field for more than 40 years.

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Thompson Krone, P.L.C. Attorneys at Law

3430 E. Sunrise Drive Suite 110, Tucson, AZ 85718
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  • Commercial Financing
  • Real Estate Litigation

Business Description

Thompson Krone, P.L.C., Attorneys at Law, is a multi-practice law firm serving clients in Tucson. The firm provides legal services in matters involving real estate, business, construction, corporate, and medical law. It handles bankruptcy, employment, and international law cases. It employs alternative dispute resolution and litigates commercial law disputes. It provides services including acting as arbitrator, mediator, umpire, settlement judge, and special master. Senior partner Evan Thompson serves as outside general counsel to companies in industries such as manufacturing, engineering, and construction.

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Vince Rabago Law Office, PLC

2900 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste. 100 - 135, Tucson, AZ 85716
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The Vince Rabago Law Office, PLC, is a Tucson-based firm that conducts consultations and offers representation for real estate transactions, negotiations, and regulation compliance. The firm was established by Vince Rabago, who has over 28 years of legal experience in both Arizona and California. He assists in real estate litigation, dealing with matters related to contract case reformation and specific performance. His legal office also handles foreclosure issues, civil forfeiture for real and personal properties, contract disputes, tax lien foreclosures, and lease reviews.

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West-Watt Law, PLC

2921 E. Ft Lowell Road Suite 201, Tucson, AZ 85716
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  • Acquisition & Sale of Property

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West-Watt Law, PLC fights for justice when clients in Tucson experience legal difficulties. Established in 2011 by J.M. Stanlee West-Watt, the law firm represents clients during litigation and dispute resolution of real estate cases such as construction defects and landlord-tenant law. Its lawyers also handle real estate transactions involving contracts and agreements, foreclosures, and leases. West-Watt has been practicing law since 1992. She is an adjunct faculty in Pima Community College's Paralegal Program, an American Bar Association accredited program.

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Whitehill Law Offices, P.C.

2730 E Broadway Blvd Ste 160, Tucson, AZ 85716
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With over 25 years of experience in the field, Whitehall Law Offices PC is a Tucson-based firm assisting clients throughout the metro area with real estate matters. The firm offers document review services to help clients avoid disadvantageous terms when entering into real estate contracts. It performs this service for purchase contracts, promissory notes, financing documents, deeds of trust, and title reports. Whitehall Law Offices PC is also a qualified short sale attorney.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a real estate attorney do?

Real estate attorneys are responsible for preparing and reviewing transactional documents and helping clients with the closing process. They draft purchase agreements, perform title searches, write title insurance policies, disburse funds, and prepare federally mandated HUD-1 settlement statements. They can also help clients understand the tax implications of selling a home. In the case of a dispute between the buyer, seller, or a third party, real estate attorneys also defend clients in court. Even if there is no identifiable dispute over the transaction, an attorney will make sure everyone “plays by the rules” during the purchase or sale.

Can I purchase property without a real estate attorney?

In some cases, it’s possible to purchase residential or commercial real estate without consulting a real estate lawyer. However, legal representation is required in approximately 20 states, and some jurisdictions require a lawyer to be present at the closing. Usually, real estate attorneys take over once real estate agents have an offer in hand. Buyers are encouraged to consult an attorney when purchasing damaged or bank-owned property or real estate located in high-risk areas. Attorneys can also assist out-of-town buyers and negotiate favorable solutions if liens, structural issues, or legal challenges crop up during the procurement.

What does a real estate attorney do for a buyer/seller?

Real estate transactions may seem cut and dried, but it’s common for unforeseen difficulties to arise. Attorneys who represent buyers or sellers can facilitate a successful transaction while protecting their clients’ interests and preventing costly mistakes. On the buyer’s side, attorneys can provide advice related to financing, estate planning, tax law, and first-time home buyer credits. Real estate attorneys can also help sellers who are dealing with challenges due to liens, structural damage, probate disputes, or uncooperative partners.

What’s the difference between real estate and property?

Real estate includes land, permanent structures, and natural resources, such as water, minerals, and trees. Property typically describes personal items and belongings that aren’t permanently attached to land. The transfer of real property includes the bundle of legal rights, which give landowners the freedom to possess or occupy the property, enjoy their land without interference, restrict others’ access to the property, and dispose of their ownership rights as they see fit.

What happens when a real estate lawyer puts a lien on you?

In most cases, liens stay attached to the property until the debt is satisfied or the debtor files for bankruptcy. The creditor’s rights vary depending on whether the lien is voluntary or involuntary. Additionally, if a lien has been perfected, that lienholder has priority over other creditors. Voluntary liens are most common when homeowners use their property as collateral against a secured loan. Involuntary liens are typically related to back taxes, court judgments, and child support. Properties are also subject to involuntary mechanic’s or materialman’s liens in case a customer or contractor fails to pay for materials or labor. Liens don’t necessarily prevent someone from transferring property, but most buyers want a title that’s free and clear.

What does a real estate lawyer do at closing?

Lawyers perform critical functions during every stage of the closing process. They draft and review documents, negotiate contracts, and finalize all of the details needed to close the sale. Attorneys who represent buyers can negotiate the terms of sales contracts, including contingencies, perform title searches to ensure that the seller can legally transfer ownership, and resolve issues related to third-party claims, liens, and easements. They can also assist with loan paperwork, title insurance, and other financial matters, such as taxes and transfer fees. Real estate attorneys who represent sellers are responsible for handling deeds, insurance declarations, and payoff letters.

Do I need a lawyer to sell my house privately?

Not necessarily. Some states require a real estate attorney to be present at the closing, but there are some situations when you might consider hiring one even if it's optional where you live. Examples might include:

  • You're selling the house with an uncooperative partner
  • You've inherited a property from an owner who is now deceased
  • You anticipate tax consequences

Can a real estate lawyer represent the buyer and seller?

Generally speaking, no, because the seller and buyer have different priorities when it comes to a home sale, and some of those interests conflict. States have specific laws governing whether or not a real estate lawyer can represent the buyer and seller, and if this does happen, there's often a waiver that has to be signed by both parties acknowledging a conflict exists. States may have different names for a document like this, but it's usually called a Conflict Waiver. Acceptable exceptions for using the same real estate lawyer might include a property being transferred from one family member to another, such as a father to his son.

How much does a closing attorney cost?

Some states require a closing attorney, while others deem it optional. The cost of hiring a closing attorney varies widely by the state and law firm you choose. You can expect to pay between $2,500 and $3,000 for a simple buy/sell transaction, but keep in mind that this cost is likely to vary depending on your location and the complexities of the closing.

Do you need a lawyer to sell land?

Technically, no, you don't need a lawyer to sell land, but there are some situations when it might be a good idea. You might consider hiring an attorney if you are faced with existing boundary disputes, involved in a sale of land that's partially wetland, or in circumstances concerning tax issues. Specific laws related to land vary by state, but one potential issue is the tax rate, which can differ depending on whether the land can have structures built on it.

What role does a real estate lawyer play in mortgages?

Lawyers can assist buyers and sellers in transactions involving bank financing. They can review the fine print, any title insurance declarations, and the mortgage terms. A real estate attorney also will ensure that funds are distributed to the correct parties, especially if there are any outstanding mortgages or liens that need to be paid before the title transfer.

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