Real Estate Contract Review

Buying & Selling Real EstateAttorney: Kory Edmark

May 21, 2021- Buying a home is an important milestone. However, your plans can be ruined quickly if you aren’t sure what to look out for during the purchase. In this case, our client was looking to buy a condo from a friend and wanted an attorney to handle the process.

Our real estate attorneys reviewed closing documents for the purchase and found several red flags.  Those were subsequently corrected and our client successfully closed on her new condo.

Successful Demand and Negotiation

Real EstateAttorney: Kory Edmark

May 21, 2021- Buying a home with someone you aren’t married to can be a risky move. No one wants to think about their relationship going south, but a breakup can have far-reaching implications if you owned property together without ever putting a ring on it.

In this case, our client had purchased a home with his girlfriend. After their breakup, he signed over a quit claim deed to her, but did not remove himself from the loan. He did this with the understanding that she would refinance the house in six months. However, she failed to do so, and our client was not able to obtain another home loan as a result.

Our real estate attorneys wrote a demand letter that led to the successful refinancing of the home. Now our client is able to move forward and find a new place to put down roots.

Successful Stay of Eviction

LitigationAttorney: Kory Edmark

May 12, 2021 – Learning that your home is being foreclosed on can feel stressful and scary. So many questions race through your mind, including, “Where will I go now?” Our client reached out to Robinson & Henry after learning her home had been foreclosed on and she was being evicted.

Our Civil Litigation attorneys negotiated with the opposing party and were able to obtain a stay in the eviction process for more than a month. This allowed our client to gather her belongings from her home and save enough money to find a new place to live.

HOA Dispute Resolution

LitigationAttorney: Kory Edmark

May 10, 2021 – Our client – a home seller – came to us after their homeowners’ association told the title company that the fences on the home seller’s property violated the HOA’s covenants. Our client feared the home sale would fall through due to the violation notice to the title company.

Our client had constructed the fences nearly a decade ago and gave notice to the HOA. However, due to the timing, the HOA could rule that the fences violated the covenants.

One of our litigation attorneys took swift action by sending a demand letter to the HOA requesting it withdraw its notice of violation with the title company. The HOA complied with our client’s demand letter, and, as a result, our client’s home sale was successful.

Business Purchase Agreement

Business RepresentationAttorney: Kory Edmark

May 3, 2021 – In this case, a client sought our help to buy out the remaining shareholder of his business. Our Business Representation Team worked with the client to find the best course of action for his request.

We created a Redemption Agreement that was acceptable for our client and the remaining shareholders. Additionally, we drafted a separate agreement that addressed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans the business took out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Response to Demand Letter

Real EstateAttorney: Kory Edmark

April 21, 2021 – An individual came to us with quite a predicament regarding some real estate they had purchased. Our client, as it turns out, purchased two lots of land – not one. This could have created a problem for our client’s loan.

The purchase contract included a legal description of the property: two lots. However, this did not match the property’s MLS listing, which described only one lot. The seller, who acted as their own real estate agent, did not catch the mistake in the legal description. And our client’s lender relied on the legal description.

Our client’s title insurance covered both plots of land. But when our client attempted to file a claim with the title company, it was hesitant to take it.

We successfully helped our client submit a claim to the title insurance company and respond to a demand letter.

Demand Letter for Potential Defamation

LitigationAttorney: Kory Edmark

April 19, 2021 – A business owner sought our help after a former customer wrote potentially defamatory statements in an online review.

Our client wanted the review removed. We drafted and sent a demand letter to the customer who, as a result, took down the review.

Past results afford no guarantee of future results; each matter is different and must be judged on its own merits.