As the broader economy continues to improve, the residential and commercial real estate markets offer sellers and buyers, developers and investors with attractive opportunities in all types of properties. At the same time, participating in successful transactions depends on having superior legal representation.

Since 2001, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has been advising clients on all types of real estate transactions across the United States. Our legal team is well versed in all facets of residential and commercial property law and works diligently to ensure that each transaction is handled expediently.

Real Estate Main Page Header Photo

Our real estate practice also encompasses a wide range of related matters, including land use and zoning, easements, permit appeals, tax-free exchanges, foreclosures, property tax challenges, buyer-seller disputes, and landlord/tenant matters and the critical environmental issues often involved in the purchase and sale of real property.

Commercial Real Estate

Whether it’s the purchase or sale of office buildings, apartment complexes, shopping malls, and other commercial properties, it is crucial to address factors such as zoning, title clearance, and most importantly financing.

Our experienced attorneys leverage their knowledge of applicable laws and customs and working relationships with municipalities to ensure that permitting and government affairs issues are addressed proactively so that intended transactions proceed smoothly. Nonetheless, if a conflict does arise, we are prepared to aggressively and successfully litigate land-use matters that may impede a deal.

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, we routinely prepare construction real estate documents for a variety of developments ranging from stand-alone projects to multi-stage, multi-location ventures. Our attorneys work closely with every client, as well as their team of architects, engineers, contractors and project managers on each phase of a project.

Residential Real Estate

For many individuals, buying or selling a home is the largest financial transaction they will undertake in their lifetime. Moreover, the purchase and sale of single-family and multi-family dwellings, townhouses and condominiums involve a variety of legal and financing issues. For these reasons, it is crucial to have the advice and counsel of experienced real estate attorneys.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig helps clients navigate all types of residential real estate transactions across the United States. Depending on the local custom, we can review or prepare purchase and sale contracts, arrange for home inspections, and arrange for title searches. Above all, our legal team is dedicated to protecting each client’s interests and securing their investment.

When it comes to a contract of sale, it is crucial to include provisions that protect a buyer from losing his or her deposit in a variety of circumstances. In particular, the deal should be contingent on the buyer’s ability to obtain financing as well as a satisfactory home inspection. In any event, a well-thought-out contract will adhere to local and state laws, clarify the permitted use of the property, and specify items that are included in the deal such as appliances, lighting fixtures, and more.

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, we recognize that buying or selling a home is an emotional and stressful process. Our dedicated legal team provides each client with a superior level of personal service and works to make sure that the deal proceeds smoothly. We will prepare all the necessary legal documents, assist with obtaining financing, and depending on the location of the property, conduct the real estate closing in one of our office locations.

Community Associations

Today, the number of homeowner, condominium and community associations has grown dramatically each of which presents unique legal issues and challenges. The real estate practice at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is designed to assist both community associations and management. We provide a powerful combination of real estate knowledge, negotiating skills and litigation experience to devise innovative solutions to a wide range of challenges including property management questions, easement issues, tax matters, and insurance coverage.

In particular, we represent clients regarding matters such as creating a community, condo, or homeowner association, establishing and operating a Board of Directors, creating HOA rules, personal injury and premises liability claims, construction litigation, and employment law. We take a proactive approach to addressing our clients’ needs and design innovative solutions to these and other challenges.

Comprehensive Real Estate Legal Services

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig strives to provide each client with best-in-class, cost-effective legal services. Whether you are buying or selling a home, developing commercial property or involved with a community association, our experienced real estate attorneys have the skills and resources that are essential for successful outcomes. By engaging the services of Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, you will have confidence knowing that a dedicated legal team will put your best interests first.

Sub-Practice Areas