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Real Estate Law Counsel And Representation

This is a rather expansive area of law governed by federal and state statutes, as well as common law (law developed by the courts). Many aspects of real estate law overlap with contract law. The terms real estate, realty and real property are sometimes used interchangeably. However, most people associate real estate more closely with the structures or buildings and the land.

Still, real estate encompasses more than just the visible structures: It comprises most things attached to or belonging with the land. This would include immovable structures such as buildings, houses, trees, bushes and unmined minerals within the land.

Additionally, it consists of the interests, benefits and rights that are recognized by the law. These may include the rights to the air above the land, the minerals or other deposits beneath the land, and the rights to live on the land for a specific period of time or to acquire the land at some point in the future.

Our Services

Real estate law is complex and exacting. Your choice of legal representation is critical to maximizing your potential for ultimate success. At Bruckert, Behme & Long, P.C., we have assisted our clients with numerous real estate matters, including:

  • Rights and interests in real estate
  • Sale, purchase and other transfers of real estate
  • Settlement of claims against real estate
  • Property development
  • Zoning and land use
  • Home loans and foreclosures
  • Landlord and tenant rights matters

Let us know how we can assist you with your specific real estate needs involving:

  • Residential real estate: We assist with negotiating contracts, guiding clients through the purchase and sale process, preparing documents, and representing clients at closing.
  • Commercial real estate: We advise clients regarding income-producing real estate, such as office buildings and apartments. Many people invest in commercial real estate as an alternative to investing in the stock market.
  • Landlord/tenant law: Our law practice handles issues surrounding the rental of commercial and residential real property (rental property). Our attorneys are experienced in representing landlords, property management companies and tenants.
  • Mechanic’s liens: Mechanic’s liens benefit those who have supplied labor or materials to improve a property. The lien may cover both real property and personal property. We can help appropriate parties obtain security interests in the title to property or get mechanic’s liens lifted.

Contact Us To Learn What We Do For You

Whatever your real estate concern, please call 618-624-4221 or 866-901-6137 toll free, or email us to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers. From law offices in O’Fallon and New Baden, we serve the St. Louis Metro East area and beyond. We look forward to hearing from you.

Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Business Law

Buy/Sell Agreements

Municipal Law

Real Estate Law

Family Law