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Real Estate

Representing Commercial and Residential Clients in New Jersey

By the time you are ready to hire a real estate attorney, you have already decided to buy, sell or lease a particular parcel of real estate.  You are looking for an attorney to make the transaction happen as smoothly and efficiently as possible. At Gebhardt & Kiefer, PC, we understand that, and our goal is to work together with the other party to finalize the transaction for the benefit of our client, whether that work is negotiating a lease, or concluding attorney review, or resolving title issues. We look for the common ground with the other party to complete the transaction.

Although we are located in Hunterdon County, NJ, our real estate practice spans the entire state of New Jersey, and we have represented clients in all counties.

We have the experience to undertake all types of real estate transactions.  Our real estate attorneys routinely handle the following types of transactions:

  • Residential Real Estate Purchases
  • Residential Real Estate Sales
  • Residential Refinances
  • Commercial Real Estate Purchases
  • Commercial Real Estate Sales
  • Commercial Real Estate Leases
  • Subdivisions – Major/Minor/Lot Line Adjustments
  • Site Plan Applications
  • Mortgage Financing
  • Foreclosures

Our attorneys handle matters from complex commercial development assemblages, which involve purchase of real property, site plan applications, and financing negotiations, to a simple sale of a home.  In each transaction, we possess the resources to draft and review all necessary documents, negotiate concessions and agreements, and provide you with the legal advice necessary for your transaction to be completed as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Our real estate attorneys have worked with governmental agencies on issues as varied as environmental law or enable a local farm family to preserve their farmland.  We work with our clients to ensure the best possible tax or business treatment, whether through farmland assessment applications to like-kind exchanges.  We actively work to provide our clients with the information needed to make sound business decisions when it comes to their real estate investments.

There is no typical Gebhardt & Kiefer real estate client. We count among our clients major lending institutions, shopping center operators, and residential builders, as well as hundreds of homeowners.  Each client brings new challenges and opportunities.

Our attorneys are interested in building strong relationships with clients, and we make sure our real estate clients receive all necessary attention to achieve their goals when it comes to their real estate transactions.

Our goal is to simplify and streamline the task of buying or selling a residential or commercial property.

Whether you are an individual or a business entity, the ownership and operation of real estate is an important undertaking. The attorneys of Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C., have the resources to enable you to confidently buy, sell, lease, or finance residential or commercial real estate in central and northwestern New Jersey.

Residential Real Estate Transactions

We understand that buying or selling a home can be a complex and stressful event. There are deadlines and risks, and you are trying to deal with these at the same time that you are packing your belongings and maintaining your job and family responsibilities.

Our goal is to simplify and streamline the task of buying or selling a home. Our lawyers and staff take care of many of the details, in order to free you to focus on other priorities.

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Whether your business is purchasing a new factory, building a new office, selling a location you have outgrown, or leasing new space, our lawyers have the experience to handle all legal aspects of your transaction. We will work with you and your business to maximize your real estate investment.

Our real estate lawyers include Lori K. MacWilliam and John G. Manfreda.  Our lawyers will help you identify the issues and minimize the risks involved with a commercial real estate matter, so that your focus is not distracted from your business. And if real estate development is your business, our approach will streamline your development processes. Our real estate attorneys work closely with our land use attorneys to keep your development project on a speedy and efficient timetable. We also represent landlords of various commercial premises in leasing transactions.

Financing and Refinancing

Borrowing money, whether for a commercial or residential property, has become a complicated process. From the moment you begin the application process, the financial institution with which you are working will have requirements that need to be met within a certain schedule. Our lawyers and staff are familiar with the requirements and closing procedures of various financial institutions and will coordinate the smooth closing of your financing.

Real Estate Litigation

In the litigation field, our lawyers represent property owners in land use and zoning disputes, property line disputes, toxic tort litigation involving lead paint poisoning and underground oil tanks, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, and breach of contract claims.

Contact Our Attorneys

For more information or to set up a consultation with a real estate lawyer at Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C., call 908-735-5161, or fill out the contact form on this site.  Our firm serves clients throughout central and northwestern New Jersey.