Real Estate Legal Services

Real Estate Legal Services

  • Title & Closings
  • Buyer Representation
  • Real Estate Law & Due Diligence
  • Real Estate Agreement Negotiation
  • Land Use Law
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Commercial and Residential Litigation

Title and Closings

PRA’s professional team of real estate attorneys are licensed title insurance agents for most major title insurance underwriters who use their extensive experience to insure clear marketable title to real estate. After researching the recorded history of your property, we will provide assurance that your title is free and clear of encumbrances (e.g. mortgages, leases, restrictions, liens) by the date of closing and all new encumbrances are duly included in the title and do not jeopardize clear marketable title.

Buyer Representation

PRA affiliated attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of representing and protecting a buyers’ interests throughout the negotiation, due diligence, title review, inspection and closing process. Our attorneys pride themselves on representing your interests as their number one priority. Coordination with realtors, closing agents, title companies, inspectors, lenders, surveyors and others involved in the property acquisition process requires knowledge and experience. Our attorneys provide a high level of both and a strong emphasis on ethics and personal service.

Real Estate Law and Due Diligence

Whether you are buying or selling a home or commercial property, negotiating an office build-out or litigating an easement dispute, the attorneys at PRA are available to help. By using our extensive knowledge about property rights, real estate issues, finance and business, our attorneys are able to help you determine the feasibility and suitability of a property for your needs and resolve all important real estate issues, including:

  • Residential home sales transactions
  • Commercial property sales transactions
  • Complex commercial financing
  • Property owner association documents
  • Condominium law
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Real estate contracts
  • Eminent domain
  • Zoning, land use and building permits
  • Boundary and easement disputes
  • Title disputes

Real Estate Agreement Negotiation

PRA attorneys represent your interests effectively and efficiently in the negotiation of all forms of real estate agreements, including, but not limited to, purchase and sale agreements, leases, joint venture agreements, development approvals and agreements with professionals necessary to achieve your goals, i.e., land planners, engineers, building contractors and others.

Land Use Law

PRA’s attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced lawyers who advise individuals and companies in the legal aspects of land use development approvals and regulations. If you are currently involved in or consider a land use matter, PRA attorneys have extensive experience and are respected in the following areas:

  • Zoning and rezoning requests
  • Master planned communities
  • Single-family and multifamily developments.
  • Shopping centers and regional malls
  • Zoning enforcement
  • Annexations
  • Conditional use permits
  • Special use permits
  • Mixed-use projects
  • Subdivision plats
  • Administrative appeals
  • Variances
  • Annexation appeals
  • Boundary and setback disputes
  • Code enforcement matters
  • Zoning and subdivision ordinances
  • Appearances before local public bodies and appeals of their decisions
  • Quasi-judicial hearings

PRA attorneys will advise and represent you before a planning board or a board of commissioners to present your land use development application. If you have variance issues or are making an administrative appeal, you should have legal representation when appearing before a board of adjustment. You will also benefit from PRA attorneys’ assistance in seeking approval of preliminary and final subdivision plats and other rezoning and land development requests.

PRA attorneys’ projects include The Gardens Mall, Downtown Palm Beach Gardens, BallenIsles Country Club, Frenchman’s Creek Country Club, PGA Commons, The Landmark Condominium and Avenir, a 5,000-acre, master-planned community.

Estates & Trusts

You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term security and financial strength can bring you comfort.

PRA’s attorneys have extensive experience in preservation and transfer of wealth for future generations. Whether planning business succession, the parameters of future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon a client’s death or assuring the best structure for an investment, PRA’s professional legal team can help with all aspects of trusts and estates to best achieve your goal in securing yourlegacy.

PRA attorneys thoroughly analyze your estate goals by working together with your trusted professionals such as longtime attorneys, wealth management advisor and CPAs. We help you strategize the best means of transferring assets, minimizing taxes, establishing education and guardianship for children, caring for pets as well as supporting personal philanthropic causes. We can draft effective estate plans in coordination with your existing tax and financial advisors to ensure your goals are achieved and your intentions are honored.

Commercial and Residential Contract Litigation

At PRA, our affiliated attorneys have decades of experience in litigating both commercial and residential contract disputes. We pride ourselves on a client-first and cost-effective approach to litigation and a willingness to communicate with clients regarding litigation avoidance and settlement strategies.