"Real property" is generally defined as land and the things permanently attached to it.? Attachments to land, such as homes and buildings, can be referred to as "improvements" on the land.? Real property also includes substances that are permanently beneath the land, such as oil, gas and minerals.? Items that can be temporarily attached to the land, such as mobile homes and movie sets, are not considered to be real property.
You may become involved in various legal procedures concerning your land when you decide to purchase, rent, lease, sell or transfer the land to others, use it as collateral for a loan, or bequeath it to beneficiaries upon your death.? Whether you are a first time homebuyer or make your living by investing in real properties, it is almost always a good idea to hire an attorney who will represent you and your best interests during the sale or purchase of real estate.? The firm's clientele includes condominium associations, developers, credit unions, land trusts, families purchasing a home or investment property and financial institutions.
The attorneys of Smith Elliott Smith & Garmey have a reputation of dedication to their clients, and take pride in the comprehensive closing services they offer.? They have years of experience drafting purchase and sale contracts specific to their client's needs, and have expertise in like-kind, or tax-deferred exchanges.? The real estate attorneys at Smith Elliott Smith & Garmey have helped numerous clients resolve residential and commercial real estate disputes, complete simple and complex transactions and have litigated real estate cases throughout the state of Maine.??Smith Elliott Smith & Garmey?can provide you with expert legal assistance in every aspect of real estate transactions such as:
- Boundary line / title litigation
- Closing services
- Conservation planning
- Foreclosures Lease agreements
- Tax-deferred / like-kind exchanges
- Title Insurance
- Work outs
Real Estate also includes Title Insurance.
Listed below are attorneys who specialize in Real Estate Law
Peter W. Schroeter
William S. Kany
Barbara J. Dresser
Michael I. Montembeau
Jessica Adler Coro
David R. Ordway, of Counsel