At The Law Offices of Julia Sylva, we have extensive experience in the acquisition and development of land and commercial real estate. We work with public agencies, prepare and negotiate design, as well as preparing easement agreements, CC&Rs, and related development documentation. Are you involved in a development project and need some help with an experienced attorney who understands the laws regarding these situations? Call us today and get started on your development project the way that causes you less stress – with the help of somebody beside you, working in your best interest.
Having the know-how to tackle development projects and deal with the big name agencies so you don’t have to is exactly why we are a good choice for somebody to represent you and be on your side every step of the way. A development project is a huge deal in this world that is already rapidly urbanizing and putting pressure on us to make sure that cities grow quickly and efficiently. This is why we want to reach out and extend our help to you!
What We Offer
There are many aspects involved with development projects, as we mentioned previously. Here are some of these aspects and what you should know regarding the laws and how we can help you to the best of our ability:
Easement Agreements: Easement agreements may seem more simple than complicated at times, but in most cases will require the help of an experienced attorney. You should always be prepared for this. Some of these cases can be a simple understanding between neighbors or be as large as a transaction between sophisticated commercial parties who have a lot at stake. Regardless, easement agreements are extremely important in regards to real estate law and it can do some good to understand what they stand for and why we can help you. There are many factors to be considered in these agreements that an attorney can explain to you, such as:
- The agreement should contain a description of the properties being affected.
- The easement area in which a portion of the property is accessible should be depicted visually.
- The easement agreement should include language that protects its right to undisturbed use of the easement.
- The parties must be able to determine who will maintain the easement area.
- The owner of the property will be held responsible for paying all applicable real estate taxes and real property assessments.
- The parties should make a consideration on their potential liabilities with respect to their ownership or use of the property.
- The agreement must clearly state any obligations of the parties to maintain any forms of insurance.
- A property owner should make considerations of activities that will result in termination of the easement.
Now that you realize an easement agreement may be necessary for your situation, do you believe that an attorney would be helpful throughout the process? It may sound like it will not pose any problems, but what should be included in the agreement must be held in high regards and only an experienced attorney can help you through this.
Land Acquisition and Development: We will also help you in all aspects regarding the ability to get your real estate projects off the ground. No matter the project, big or small, we can handle everything to your specifications. There are many aspects of development that we can guide you through, such as negotiating the purchase of land, drafting sale agreements, title work, planning and zoning issues, design contracts, acquisition financing, construction financing, and leasing agreements. As we know, these can be complicated matters and when somebody is unsure of how they feel about the project, it may lead to a dispute. If legal disputes arise in the process, we are there to guide you through it. Keeping the project on track as well as balancing the outcome of the dispute is a high priority for our firm.
CC&Rs: CC&Rs are known as Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions and are the outline of rules for your neighborhood. These agreements will allow an entire community to be preserved and protected in many ways and can serve a special importance. If you need help planning on a CC&R agreement or need help because you believe it is too strict and needs to be reworked, we are there for you. A violation can lead to penalties such as fines, forced compliance, or a lawsuit and so it is best to solve these issues before they even have the chance to play a huge role. Talk to us today to get the best assessment of these issues.
Preparing and Negotiating Design:
Contract drafting and negotiations are ever popular in construction industries. This means that clear and realistic expectations should be at the center of every design project. All parties involved must be able to come to terms with an initial contract and build off of it together, knowing that they are receiving the best results in the end, which is exactly where we come in. We will be able to help you analyze risks, costs, and timelines as well as all terms and parameters. With us, you receive the full experience in regards to putting projects together in the most successful way possible. This involves educating the many parties involved so they know exactly what to expect. Here are some of the aspects involved with negotiations relating to design:
- Contract drafting and review
- Bid documentation
- Design agreements
- Teaming agreements and partnerships
- Evaluation of construction claims before and after the project
Your Development Project Attorney
Yes, we work in many aspects of development projects and can offer you the services that you are looking for. Because of this, you can give us a call if you are searching for an attorney who specializes in your development needs. You will be thankful that you called because things can become complicated on your own!