Real Property

Real Estate Law

Whether you are buying or selling real estate, it is important to know your rights and your exposure to risk.  Years of experience have provided our attorneys with the knowledge necessary to some of the most complex legal issues and situations.  You will not be over whelmed with legal terminology.  Our attorneys do not speak legalese.  We communicate clearly and concisely so that you are aware of all of your options.

Real Estate Services

Preparing and interpreting contracts, leases and deeds can be complex.  It is important to have an experienced real estate attorney handle negotiating, drafting, reviewing and advising you regarding these types of instruments.

As a landlord, you need a high-quality lease agreement that protects your interests.  A well-crafted lease agreement specifies the terms of your rental agreement, reduces your potential liability, and helps protect your investment.

As a tenant, you need to be aware of the rights and the potential risks that you face.  Understanding these things and making sure your interests are protected that can affect the success of your business.

In addition, if there is something negative affecting your real property, the law firm can:

  • Foreclose property
  • Evict a problem tenant
  • Assist in resolving code enforcement violations
  • Clear up clouds on the title of you property

Real Estate Closings

If you are closing a real estate transaction and have not hired your own real estate attorney, proceeding without legal review and representation can be risky.

Real estate closings involve the execution and delivery of all necessary documents simultaneously with the payment of the purchase price and the settlement costs of the transaction. While real estate closings may appear to be a relatively simple process with a title company preparing the closing documents, a lack of understanding or proper review of these documents can lead to problems after closing. A real estate closing can be a complex and complicated matter requiring a thorough knowledge of the law.

In addition to representing clients through the closing process, we also handle closings – we act as closing, title and escrow agent. As a closing agent, we draft the documents necessary to close a transaction. As title agent, we clear title issues and issue title insurance to ensure marketable title to owners and lenders. As escrow agent, we hold and disburse funds per the terms of the applicable contract.

International Real Estate Investments

Roland H. Acosta represents international investors in their purchase and sale of real estate and businesses in Florida. We advise overseas investors on selecting the right entity to provide effective liability protection and tax planning. We also advise clients on their purchase or sale of assets, including reviewing and/or drafting real estate contracts, reviewing matters of title and clearing title. We understand the importance of attention to detail, while being mindful of providing cost-effective counseling.

Roland H. Acosta will make sure his client’s understand the laws that apply to their transaction.