Real Estate

We understand that your business and personal transactions can be complex and may be interrelated. If you are purchasing or selling residential or commercial property, consulting a real estate attorney can save you time and money, and protect your financial interests long-term.

When buying or selling real estate, you may want to ask your attorney:

  • How can I be sure there are no outstanding environmental issues or wetlands concerns on a piece of property I am buying?
  • Should I be concerned about proposed ordinance changes?
  • What are my responsibilities after I sell a commercial property?

Helping you avoid problems

Is it necessary to have an attorney prepare or review a Purchase Agreement? Absolutely not. However, untangling a real estate mess takes a lot more work and expense than avoiding it in the first place. That is one of the key roles of the real estate attorney – helping you avoid problems.

Guiding you through unique challenges

Commercial and investment real estate present unique challenges. At Shinners & Cook, we can help you avoid problems that can reduce profits or become procedural headaches later. Our clients include builders and contractors, developers, landlords and tenants, business professionals, home buyers and sellers, and everyday people who want to ensure their real estate transactions are handled effectively.

Making the process quicker and easier

At Shinners & Cook, we make the entire real estate sale process quicker and easier. It starts with preparing documents that are simple to understand, but comprehensive. We save our clients money by structuring deals fairly, but to their advantage – both from a cost and a tax perspective.

Our real estate expertise includes:

  • Commercial sale or purchase
  • Condominiums
  • Development property
  • Easements and licenses
  • Environmental issues and protection
  • Hunting rights
  • Like-kind exchanges*
  • Ordinance issues
  • Permits
  • Property tax appeals
  • Residential sale or purchase
  • Deal negotiation
  • Variances
  • Zoning changes

*Like-kind exchanges present one of the last great tax deferral opportunities when buying and selling real estate. It can save thousands of dollars in taxes. Please feel free to contact us at Shinners & Cook.

Business Law

The law’s impact on your business interests can be complex and must take into account a wide range of factors including your business history, current business interests, and your goals for the future. That’s why all of our attorneys have a keen understanding of what is necessary to start and run a business, sell it, or transfer it to a family member.

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Estate Planning

Protecting your hard-earned assets or your family business from IRS taxes or the creditors of your heirs is one of many reasons our clients come to Shinners & Cook. A proper estate plan needs to address the complexity of your personal and business interests as well those of your children and heirs.

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Litigation / Conflict Resolution

The best litigation attorneys perform so well that their clients rarely, if ever, end up in court. Our attorneys are business men and women who understand how to start up, maintain, and sell or transfer a business to avoid conflict.

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Probate and Trust Administration

That period of time after the loss of a loved one is difficult and the added pressures and responsibilities of making legal decisions do not help. Clients take comfort on relying the expertise that Shinners & Cook offer in guiding them through the probate process.

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Real Estate

We understand that your business and personal transactions can be complex and may be interrelated. If you are purchasing or selling residential or commercial property, consulting a real estate attorney can save you time and money, and protect your financial interests long-term.

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