Real Estate, Probate and Estate Planning

Real Estate

The Firm represents state and regional clients in a variety of real estate development projects.  Property owners, developers, investors, and lenders rely on us for all aspects of real estate matters, including acquisition, disposition, development, planning, management, zoning, financing, securitization, leasing on behalf of landlords and commercial tenants, construction contracting, and foreclosures.  Our real estate clients include property owners, developers, government entities, investors, lenders, tax-exempt organizations, underwriters, municipalities, housing finance agencies, landlords, design professionals, and consultants engaged in all facets of commercial real estate and land use matters. The Firm also has a robust title practice representing title companies. 

Representative work in the area of real estate includes:

  • Sale and acquisition of real property - residential and commercial
  • Title work
  • Feasibility study review and comment
  • Strategic planning-direction
  • Implementation of master plan
  • Subdivision and recombination of land
  • Property appraisal review and comment
  • Environmental report review and comment
  • Privatized student housing financings 
  • Preparation of disclosure documents
  • Mixed-use development 
  • Consultant contract drafting, review, negotiation and termination
  • Landlord/tenant matters 
  • Eminent domain
  • Re-zoning
  • Property tax exemptions
  • Sales and use tax rebates 
  • Sale and purchase of membership interests
  • Public private partnerships
  • Contractor, architect contract drafting and negotiations

Estate Planning & Probate

TBLF represents individuals with the planning of their estate as they determine how their personal property and other affairs should be handled in the event of long-term incapacitation or death. Estate planning is a subject that people often avoid and reluctantly address. TBLF works to assure the client is at ease while guiding them through very sensitive matters. Our estate planning members work to identify the client’s long-term goals with regard to health, finances, property, and other long-term life decisions.   

TBLF’s Probate practice assists clients with navigating the probate court process. This entails representing family members through the court process to determine the distribution of a loved one’s assets. The probate process can be an intimidating process that is handled after a person has experienced a significant loss. The Firm works with clients to guide them through the proceedings while remaining empathetic of the client’s circumstances and the sensitivity of the process. Our services include:

  • Will Preparation
  • Will Administration
  • Living Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Intestate Estate Administration (Probate without a will)
  • Affidavits of Heirship
  • Advance Directives
  • Powers of Attorney

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