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Real Estate Law Services

Real Estate Law


From the simplest project to the most sophisticated transaction, Smith Haughey's real estate attorneys are highly-qualified to handle any real estate matter.

Our real estate attorneys work closely with the members of our Construction, Health Law and Agribusiness practice groups. We also represent municipalities and other governmental entities with respect to real estate issues. 


The firm regularly represents owners, purchasers/sellers, developers, financial institutions and governmental entities in a variety of real property matters, including:

    Acquisition and sale of commercial and residential real estate
    Leasing of commercial and residential real estate and landlord/tenant disputes
    Financing transactions and land contracts
    Title examination and review
    Oil, gas and mineral rights
    Real property tax disputes and appeals to the Michigan Tax Tribunal, Michigan Tax Commission and Michigan Court of Appeals
    Easements and private road agreements
    Mortgage and lien foreclosure
    Riparian rights and cottage law
    Plat creation and amendments
    Condominium development and condominium association governance
    Zoning and land use, including variances, special land use permits and PUDs
    Environmental due diligence and compliance
    Brownfield redevelopment and obtaining other federal, state and local incentives
    Conservation easements and farm land preservation
    1031 exchanges
    Real estate litigation and dispute resolution
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