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Finn Law Group

Tampa, FL
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Business Description

The Finn Law Group as a practical approach seeks to follow the guidance of our clients by working to settle and negotiate consumer claims against timeshare developers. As a full-service law firm, we also have a litigation division headed up by managing attorney Andy Meyer and a veteran team of litigators. Over the last several years, a significant number of individual and multi-plaintiff timeshare lawsuits have been filed including several major class actions.

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4.9
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4.8 / 5 (50)
Justia
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Allen Dell, PA

Tampa, FL 33606
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Business Description

Allen Dell, PA is a business-focused law firm that has been serving Tampa Metro area clients since 1925. The large team of lawyers works in a broad range of fields, including business formation, creditors' rights, environmental law, administrative law, and real estate law. Attorneys at the practice have been listed in "Super Lawyers," a state-by-state list of high-quality attorneys. Allen Dell, PA has been listed on Florida Trend's list, "Florida Legal Elite 2016."

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4.8
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4.6 / 5 (8)
Avvo
5.0 / 5 (5)

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Barker & Cook, PA

Tampa, FL 33602
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For over two decades, Tampa-based firm Barker & Cook, PA has provided legal counsel to people from all over the Tampa Bay area. Attorney Chris A. Barker has been recognized in the state's Super Lawyers publication. Mr. Barker and his partner William J. Cook, who handle business, real estate, and other commercial law matters, have both received "AV Preeminent" ratings from Martindale-Hubbell.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Befeler Law Firm, P.A.

3030 N. Rocky Point Dr. W., Suite 150, Tampa, FL 33607
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  • Real Estate Litigation

Business Description

Befeler Law Firm, P.A., provides mediation and legal services to individuals and businesses in Tampa. It assists in unraveling real estate disputes involving residential and commercial leases, titles, contractors, and homeowner associations. The law firm also counsels people on various aspects of property transactions, from document review and negotiation to closing. Owner David Befeler has been in practice since 2010 and is a mediator certified by the Florida Supreme Court. He can assist clients in Spanish.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (29)
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5.0 / 5 (13)
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Befeler Law Firm, P.A.

3030 N. Rocky Point Dr. W., Suite 150, Tampa, FL 33607
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  • Real Estate Litigation

Business Description

The Befeler Law Firm, P.A. provides legal guidance in matters of real estate to the locals of Tampa. Its legal counsel aims to prevent foreclosure by utilizing strategies such as deed-in-lieu foreclosure, short sales, loan modification and reinstatement, mediation, redeeming the home after foreclosure, and short payoff. The firm offers legal services by negotiating, drafting, or reviewing listing agreements, contracts, and lending or closing documents. David Befeler, the founder, gives back to the community and provides pro bono services in the Wills for Heroes program.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (29)
Google
5.0 / 5 (8)

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Berlin Patten Ebling, Attorneys at Law

442 W Kennedy Blvd Ste 312, Tampa, FL 33606
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Berlin, Patten, Ebling Attorneys at Law is a Tampa-based real estate law firm. Its attorneys represent buyers, sellers, real estate agents, and business owners in complicated real estate transactions, handling matters such as negotiations, drafting contracts, resolving title issues, preparing closing documents, and renewing loan and mortgage agreements. The firm was named to the Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2019 by U.S. News and World Report. Additional offices are located in Venice and Lakewood Ranch.

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4.0
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3.5 / 5 (7)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Bivins and Hemenway, P.A.

1060 Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico, FL 33596
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Business Description

Bivins and Hemenway PA is a law firm in Valrico which is active throughout the Tampa metro area. The firm handles real estate related cases and is familiar with the sale, transfer, development, leasing, and financing of both residential and commercial properties including those in distress. It assists clients in ending disputes both through mediation and litigation, sometimes pursuing financial restitution for egregious violations or failure to provide obligated funds. Bivins and Hemenway PA also performs title and closing services.

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4.6
Google
4.4 / 5 (14)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (9)

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Blick Law Firm

3812 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL 33618
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  • Real Estate Litigation

Business Description

Blick Law Firm serves clients in Tampa and the surrounding areas. It provides legal services to individuals going through real estate transactions relating to selling and purchasing property, foreclosure, short sales, title insurance, and homeowner or condominium association matters. It offers loan modification services, including documentation reviews, loan processing, and closing. In addition to real estate law, the legal firm practices bankruptcy, criminal, and personal injury law. Founding attorney Michael C. Blickensderfer is also admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

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4.5
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4.6 / 5 (11)
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1.0 / 5 (1)
Avvo
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Brown & Associates Law & Title, PA

11373 Countryway Blvd., Tampa, FL 33626
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  • Acquisition & Sale of Property

Business Description

Since 2006, Brown & Associates Law & Title, PA, has been representing Tampa clients in real estate matters. It helps resolve issues related to contracts and property deeds. Its lawyers defend homeowners and lenders facing foreclosure through negotiation, mediation, or litigation. They draft mortgages and notes and assist clients through the loan modification and short sale processes. The firm has been named “Affiliate of the Year” by GTR and included in Tampa Magazine’s Top Lawyers list from 2017 to 2020.

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4.8
Google
4.7 / 5 (34)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (15)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Bryant H. Dunivan Jr., Esq.

615 W De Leon St, Tampa, FL 33606
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Business Description

Bryan H. Dunivan Jr. Esquire is a law firm active in the Tampa metro area which represents clients in real estate transactions. The firm helps buyers and sellers to reduce risks associated with transactions by reviewing contracts and negotiating on their behalf when necessary. It also provides title and closing services to help clients finalize contracts and record transfers accurately. Bryant H. Dunivan Jr. Esquire handles real estate litigation and advocates for clients in lawsuits as well.

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4.0
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4.0 / 5 (4)

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DJS Law Group

13119 W. Linebaugh Ave, Suite 102, Tampa, FL 33626
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  • Acquisition & Sale of Property

Business Description

The DJS Law Group helps the residents of Tampa and its nearby communities address real estate law issues. It focuses on foreclosure defense, short sales, and landlord and tenant agreements. The law office also takes on cases involving estate planning, probate, guardianship, bankruptcy, elder, and family law. Before starting the firm, managing partner Dennis J. Szafran worked as an information systems technician for the United States Navy and as a real estate agent handling commercial and residential properties.

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4.5
Google
4.7 / 5 (70)
Yelp
1.0 / 5 (1)

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Howard Stross

1801 Peppertree Dr, Oldsmar, FL 34677
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Business Description

Stross Law Firm, PA is a firm located in Oldsmar operating under the leadership of Howard C. Stross. Mr. Stross has more than four decades of legal experience, helping clients with business law, entity formation, succession planning, asset protection, and estate planning, in addition to real estate transactions. He is an "AV Preeminent" attorney in Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been listed in the state's Super Lawyers publication.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Jennifer A. Garner, P.A.

2224 Ashley Oaks Circle, Suite 101, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
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  • Real Estate Litigation

Business Description

Jennifer A. Garner, P.A., is a Wesley Chapel-based firm that covers residential real estate cases for clients in Tampa. Through direct consultations, Garner assists clients in reviewing titles, drafting contracts, and scrutinizing financial options in preparation for foreclosure negotiations. Her practice also covers litigations for HOA matters and disputes between landlords and tenants, along with short sale transactions and mortgage modifications for interest rate reductions. Garner has taken on over 9,000 cases involving foreclosures and collections to date.

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4.6
Google
4.8 / 5 (16)
Avvo
3.7 / 5 (3)

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Karl M. Schmitz, III, PA

Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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Karl M. Schmitz, III, PA has, for over 20 years, served as an attorney working for homeowners and property owners in the Tampa Metro area. His firm, based in Safety Harbor, accepts residential and commercial real estate cases, as well as title insurance disputes. An alumnus of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Mr. Schmitz is a prominent member of the greater Tampa community, who has served as Chairman of the Board of the area's oldest nonprofit.

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5.0
Avvo
5.0 / 5 (3)
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Komninos Law Firm, PA

Tampa, FL 33624
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Komninos Law Firm, PA is a law firm in Tampa, working in the field of business law as well as real estate, labor, and contract law. Spiro Komninos, who founded the firm and now serves as its managing attorney, is an alumnus of the South Texas College of Law. Additionally, he is a member of the West Pasco Bar Association as well as the Florida Bar's Probate, Business Law, and Real Estate Sections.

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4.9
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5.0 / 5 (8)

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Kristopher E. Fernandez, P.A.

114 S. Fremont Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
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  • Acquisition & Sale of Property
  • Real Estate Litigation

Business Description

Kristopher E. Fernandez, P.A., is a law office that caters to clients in and around Tampa. It is led by a board-certified real estate specialist, Kristopher E. Fernandez, who provides legal representation to real estate sellers, buyers, and lenders. He addresses issues concerning mortgage foreclosures, partition and quiet title lawsuits, boundary conflicts, and easements and licenses. His office also takes on landlord-tenant cases. Fernandez has managed more than 2,000 closings for both residential and commercial transactions since 1995.

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4.7
Google
4.7 / 5 (12)
Avvo
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Law Office of Paul H. Bowen, P.A.

35111 US Highway 19 N Ste 101, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
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Law Office of Paul H. Bowen is a Palm Harbor-based law firm serving clients throughout the metro area. The firm consults clients on real estate matters and is specifically experienced with litigation involving buyers and sellers. It helps clients to build and present a case against opposing parties who have broken the terms of purchase agreements either by violating specific conditions or failing to produce monetary obligations. The firm works to resolve disputes both through mediation and through court.

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4.2
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4.2 / 5 (20)

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Law Offices Of Jeffrey A. Herzog, P.A.

3106 Alt 19 Ste A, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
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Business Description

Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Herzog PA is located in Palm Harbor and serves the entire Tampa metro area. It offers real estate legal services for a range of needs. Areas of experience include land use matters, easements, zoning, and permit appeals. The firm's attorneys perform tax free exchanges and represent those participating in real estate tax protests. The firm also represents clients in legal disputes between buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, and against the government.

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4.8
Google
4.6 / 5 (21)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (15)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Peart Law Office, P.A.

10150 Highland Manor Dr STE 200, Tampa, FL 33610
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Business Description

Peart Law Office PA is a team of real estate lawyers based in Tampa, Florida, that offers residential and commercial legal services, estate planning, and civil litigation. The firm has over 12 years of experience handling a range of real estate matters, such as drafting deeds, foreclosures by small businesses and individuals, and quiet title suits. Agents have experience with property and construction disputes, as well as title defects. Attorneys are members of the Florida Bar Association.

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3.9

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Petitt Worrell Rocha Sheppard PLLC

100 N Tampa St Ste 3575, Tampa, FL 33602
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Business Description

Petitt, Worrell, Rocha, & Shepard PLLC is a law firm serving the Tampa metro area. Its real estate legal services are land focused and the firm regularly assists developers, investors, corporations, and individuals in the purchase and sale of property. The firm is experienced with distressed property sales as well as workout transactions. It also consults companies including shopping center developers, retailers, restaurant companies, and financing districts to help them resolve transactions optimally and amicably.

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5.0

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Redding & Associates, P.A. Attorneys at Law

113 S MacDill Ave Suite A, Tampa, FL 33609
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  • Commercial Leasing
  • Real Estate Litigation

Business Description

Redding & Associates, P.A., Attorneys at Law, is a full-service real estate law firm that serves clients in Tampa. It helps individuals navigate the legal aspects of real estate transactions to protect their interests and recover losses as a result of transaction breaches. The legal team has more than five decades of combined experience in title insurance and settlement services. In addition, founding attorney John N. Redding handles probate administration cases and offers estate planning services. He is a member of the Florida Land Title Association.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (5)
Avvo
5.0 / 5 (4)

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Rokusek Law, P.A.

1211 N. West Shore Blvd. Suite 411, Tampa, FL 33607
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  • Real Estate Litigation

Business Description

Rokusek Law, P.A., offers real estate legal services to clients in Tampa. It advises on title problems, foreclosures, association non-compliance, property mismanagement, property defect nondisclosure, and covenant violations. Additionally, the firm handles real estate sales, including reviewing and drafting contracts to facilitate accurate transactions. It also offers estate planning and debt counseling, aiming to promote financial freedom among clients. Founding lawyer Clara Rokusek is a former Tampa Hispanic Bar Association president with more than a decade of legal experience.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (6)

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Satel Law PLLC

3903 Northdale Blvd., Ste. #100E, Tampa, FL 33624
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  • Commercial Leasing
  • Real Estate Litigation

Business Description

Satel Law PLLC handles real estate transactions and cases on behalf of clients throughout the Tampa metro. The firm offers legal counsel for matters involving commercial and residential leasing, purchase contract drafting and negotiations, and ladybird deeds. It also represents buyers and sellers in transactions involving impediments to ownership, disclosures, mortgage paperwork, and appraisal accuracy. Laurie C. Satel is a Title Insurance Agent for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company. She established the firm in 2017.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (17)
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5.0 / 5 (7)

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Seward Law

5401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33609
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  • Property Easements & Restrictions
  • Commercial Real Estate Disputes

Business Description

Seward Law caters to clients in Tampa. The company offers legal solutions to buyers and sellers on various real estate matters. Alicia Seward, the firm's sole practitioner, represents clients in a wide range of real estate transactions, including contract negotiations, deed preparation, ejectment, evictions, real estate purchase and sales, and fraud. She also handles disputes involving homeowners and condominium associations, landlord-tenant law, and business law. Seward previously worked in the real estate industry, representing landlords and associations.

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5.0
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4.2 / 5 (37)
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2.5 / 5 (3)

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Sonya C Colon Esq.

1311 W Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
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Business Description

Sonya C. Colon Esquire is a law firm in Tampa working for clients with real estate issues. This firm is particularly experienced with title matters and assists clients in obtaining title insurance as well as deeds. It consults on property transfer to help clients choose the most optimal methods. This firm is also familiar with lady bird deeds and is highly experienced with seller financing. Sonya C. Colon Esquire offers full closing services as well as attorney representation.

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4.8
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4.9 / 5 (12)
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5.0 / 5 (10)
Google
4.6 / 5 (9)

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Stephen J. Stanley, Attorney at Law

412 E Madison St., Ste 1100, Tampa, FL 33602
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  • Commercial Financing
  • Land-Use & Zoning

Business Description

Stephen J. Stanley, Attorney at Law, serves individuals in Tampa and its neighboring areas. He offers legal services in a wide range of practice areas and deals with real estate matters. It deals with cases concerning buyer and seller representation, landlord-tenant disputes and eviction proceedings, premises liability, commercial property purchase and sales, and foreclosures and short sales. Stanley is a veteran of the United States Navy. Before practicing law, he was a real estate broker.

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4.3
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4.3 / 5 (3)

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Thakore Law

3030 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607
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  • Acquisition & Sale of Property
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Real Estate Litigation

Business Description

Thakore Law represents Tampa clients in real estate, contract, and business disputes. Primary attorney Beejal Thakore works with clients from pre-litigation and litigation to post-judgment collection while providing practical and personal attention throughout the process. She takes on residential and commercial real estate issues such as contract drafting and review, HOA and condo disputes, land use, and foreclosure. Thakore has experience with alternative dispute resolution efforts and maximizing pre-suit negotiation prior to initiating litigation. She has been practicing law since 2008 and established her firm in 2017.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (27)

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The Gordon Law Firm P.A.

400 North Tampa St., Suite 2840, Tampa, FL 33602
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  • Acquisition & Sale of Property

Business Description

The Gordon Law Firm P.A. provides comprehensive services in Tampa and nearby areas. It addresses the legal needs of buyers and sellers dealing with real estate matters. The practice represents clients during residential and commercial transactions and helps them resolve issues involving foreclosures, evictions, and title agreements. It also handles business, administrative, and construction law matters. Primary attorney Brent Gordon is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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4.0
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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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