Kadish Associates Law Group –Experienced Real Estate Attorneys in Phoenix
Whether you are purchasing, selling, or leasing property, having a legal professional on your side can be invaluable, especially if the transaction is complex or there’s an issue or legal dispute. While you are not required by law to work with an attorney, having an experienced legal advocate on your side can keep you informed and help you avoid common pitfalls and mistakes.
When you need legal experience that goes beyond what a real estate agent is equipped to handle, the Arizona real estate attorneys at Kadish Associates Law Group can help. Call our office at 480-967-2688 or contact us online to request a consultation.
Why Choose Kadish Associates Law Group
Our powerhouse legal team is led by founder Gene Kadish, a former CEO who ran a construction-related enterprise. Mr. Kadish and his team bring a wealth of business and real estate-related knowledge to Arizona clients, helping clients achieve favorable outcomes in even the most complex transactions.
Together, the attorneys at Kadish Associates Law Group have more than 50 years of combined experience, making them well-equipped to handle any real estate issue. In addition to their decades of experience, clients receive hands-on, personal attention, consistent communication, and VIP-level service at competitive rates.
A Former Business Owner
Our firm’s co-founder, Gene Kadish, is not just an experienced attorney — he is also a former CEO of a family-run construction-related business — knowledge unmatched by many other competing attorneys in the field of real estate.
Real Estate Attorney Services
While every law firm is different, most real estate attorneys in Arizona will handle one or more of the following practice areas:
- Purchase and sale agreements
- Commercial Leasing transactions
- Real estate investments
- Creating legal entities for holding title to real estate
- Property transfers
- Boundary disputes
- Property title issues
- Commercial property documentation
- Zoning regulations
- Property construction
- HOA disputes
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Any real estate transaction has the potential to lead to a dispute. However, in the case of commercial real estate, the stakes tend to be higher. This is due to higher property values, more complex contracts, and multiple parties. Though both buyers and sellers have rights, Arizona courts tend to view both parties as reasonably sophisticated and able to understand the intricacies of their contractual agreements.
Therefore, it is advisable for an attorney to review the details of any real estate contract, especially a commercial one, before you sign.
Phoenix Real Estate Contracts
Whether you’re buying or selling property, it pays to have a contract that protects your rights, so we always recommend having an attorney help you draft, or at least review, your agreement before you commit to anything.
When you meet with a law firm, your attorney will educate you on your various rights and options. This can be vital in situations where a property is being sold “as-is,” or there’s a transfer of title before or after one’s death.
Phoenix Real Estate Disputes
When a negotiation ends in a stalemate, a dispute may escalate to real estate litigation. Kadish Associates Law Group can work with homeowners, tenants, landlords, investors, developers, or anyone with a stake in the transaction.
Along with filing or defending a lawsuit, we can also explore alternative methods of dispute resolution. These avenues are often less costly and can resolve an issue faster than going to court.
Common real estate disputes we handle include:
- Commercial lease disputes
- Title insurance disputes
- Boundary and easement disputes
- Construction disputes
- Fraud and misrepresentation
- Commercial tenant rights
- Quiet title actions
- Adverse possession
- Land use, zoning, and eminent domain
- Partition actions
When to Hire a Real Estate Attorney in Arizona
Some states require you to secure the services of a real estate attorney for various transactions, including closing on a property. Arizona, however, does not have this stipulation. Even so, we strongly recommend that any party involved in a real estate transaction seek the services of an experienced real estate lawyer before you sign a purchase or sale contract.
The investment you make by hiring a real estate attorney can be invaluable in the following areas:
- Complex transactions: Commercial properties, multi-unit apartment properties, and mixed-use developments can involve detailed contracts and competing stakeholders.
- Home purchases or sales: An attorney can guide you through the details of a contract and navigate any disputes.
- Foreclosures and short sales: Both sides have legal rights, so an attorney can help ensure your rights are protected.
- Title issues: If there is an issue with boundaries, liens, easements, or something else, an attorney can help.
- Lease agreements: Commercial lease agreements can include a litany of terms that can have significant financial implications.
- Estate planning: When real property is part of an estate, an attorney can help you navigate property transfers, inheritance, and other issues.
- New construction: As Arizona continues expanding its population and infrastructure, new construction contracts should be drafted and reviewed by an attorney to ensure not only that your rights are protected, but also that everything is above board in terms of environmental regulations and contractor liability.
- Entity Selection: Owning title to multi-family apartment projects or commercial buildings inevitably entails potential liability risks. An experienced Arizona real estate attorney can assist in selecting and forming the appropriate legal entity to limit owner liability, whether a limited liability company, limited partnership, or other legal entity. Owning real estate with an inappropriate entity can result in negative tax and other costly consequences.
How Kadish Associates Law Group Can Help
At Kadish Associates Law Group, we work with both businesses and individuals in a variety of transactions and property-related matters.
If you need help with any of the following, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
- Property transactions: We are a full-service Arizona real estate law firm, meaning that we handle everything from drafting purchase and sale agreements to reviewing title reports and conducting due diligence for any property.
- Representing buyers and sellers with purchase and sale negotiations and agreements
- Representing Canadians seeking to invest in the Arizona real estate market
- Handling lease negotiations and documentation for commercial properties
- Lease agreements: We can draft and review lease agreements and help negotiate lease terms.
- Real estate investments: From entity formation to financial advice, you can rely on our experience to steer you in the right direction.
- Legal advice: We have a deep and experienced bench, so we can provide strategic legal advice and guidance in all things related to real estate.
Real estate law is a complex and ever-changing field. The role of a real estate attorney is to protect your interests and help ensure that transactions are compliant with Arizona laws and regulations. We pride ourselves on offering creative, cost-effective solutions.
Arizona Real Estate FAQs
What Does a Real Estate Attorney Do?
Many people think of real estate attorneys as someone who can help navigate buying or selling a home or other real estate. While it’s true that a real estate attorney can handle this matter, the field of real estate law goes well beyond these transactions.
By definition, real estate involves real property, which includes both the land and the structures attached to it. A real estate attorney will guide parties in areas that include property transfer, rights, zoning, use, titles, deeds, and more. It is vital that any real estate attorney in Phoenix you choose to work with is well-versed in local laws and relevant developments.
What Is the Difference Between a Real Estate Lawyer and an Estate Planning Attorney?
There can sometimes be overlap between the work that a real estate lawyer and an estate planning attorney perform; however, these are two distinct areas of law.
While a real estate attorney tends to focus on real property (land, buildings, and other permanent structures), an estate planning attorney primarily helps individuals and families with planning for the management and distribution of various assets upon the passing of someone who owns those assets.
You can consider a real estate lawyer as someone who protects a client’s interests in real estate transactions, and an estate planning attorney as a legal guide who drafts wills, trusts, healthcare directives, and power of attorney to ensure an orderly distribution of assets with minimal conflicts and tax consequences.
What Is Title Insurance, and Do I Need It?
Title insurance is a type of insurance that protects both buyers and lenders from losing their investment if there is an ownership dispute or an undisclosed lien or other title cloud on a property. It’s always a good idea to purchase title insurance whenever you acquire title to real estate. Your lender will require you to purchase a lender’s title insurance policy if you are applying for home financing.
Without title insurance for the Owner and lender, you could lose your entire investment through no fault of your own. The cost of title insurance is relatively low, given the protection and peace of mind it affords.
What Should I Know About the Arizona Real Estate Market?
Arizona has experienced a post-pandemic boom as one of the “hottest” real estate markets in the country. According to Zillow, the median home sale price rose by a whopping 93.2% in the last five years alone.
Despite this massive increase, we’re now seeing a cooling trend. The second half of 2023 saw a modest 6.2% dip in prices compared to the previous year. Still, there are pockets within the state that are still seeing a healthy growth in real estate values.
Investors continue to flock to the Arizona real estate market, especially in terms of vacation homes, rentals, multi-family and commercial real estate.
Contact Experienced Arizona Real Estate Attorneys Today
Kadish Associates Law Group has been helping clients in Arizona and across the nation for over three decades. We understand that your schedule might not fit the traditional Monday through Friday nine-to-five model, so we can work around your schedule and accommodate after-hours and weekend appointments upon request. Contact us at 480-967-2688 to schedule a consultation.