Commercial Real Estate

Ownership of real property and improvements to real property by governmental entities, schools, businesses or individuals for commercial investment or public purposes can be complicated.

Commercial and governmental real estate transactions are a team effort and Lisa Lee Smith is an integral part of the team by providing the real estate and title agent/insurance component for the team to accomplish the transaction successfully.

Our services in this area include:

  • Settlement Agent for Closings for transfer of ownership of non-residential property
  • Purchaser/Borrower or Seller representation
  • Public Financing and Private Lender Finance Closings
  • Negotiation, Drafting, Revision and Interpretation of Contracts
  • Title review and Title Opinions
  • Title Insurance for lender and/or owner
  • Survey review and incorporation into title
  • Representation for survey approval of governmental planning departments
  • Escrow Agent Services and supervision of distribution of funds from escrow
  • Recording real estate documents for public record (deeds, mortgages, surveys, assignments of leases and rents, UCC filing statements, etc.)
  • Counsel and corrective measures for curing title defects
  • Drafting, negotiation and interpretation of real estate lease agreements
  • Review and negotiation of utility and other easement locations and terms
  • Counsel concerning the due diligence process and land use issues and restrictions

Document Preparation, including:

  • Settlement Statements (HUD1, CD, ALTA, Custom Settlement Statements)
  • Deeds (a/k/a Title to Real Estate)
  • Corrective Deeds
  • Contracts
  • Easements
  • Certification of Trust for a deed
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Limited Power of Attorney to execute a deed or closing documents
  • Supplemental agreements for post-closing matters
  • Title Opinions
  • Non-Residential Lease Agreements
  • Assignments
  • Notes, Mortgages, Assignment of Leases & Rents
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Title Insurance Commitments
  • Title Insurance Policies & Endorsements
Contact Lisa Lee Smith Law Firm to navigate the complex legal
real estate needs of commercial and governmental transactions.