Real Estate

From start to finish.

Real Estate Law involves numerous moving parts and complex documentation requirements. Our real estate attorneys tactically manage the pieces to provide our clients with smart, strategic counsel to accomplish their specific needs and goals. 

Our Team and Services

Council Baradel’s real estate team is efficient and accessible, ensuring timely responses with precise attention to detail. We represent clients in a wide variety of real estate matters. Our services range from assistance in the sale, purchase or lease of residential and commercial property to the negotiation and preparation of agreements and other documents relating to real estate.

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

We provide assistance in a variety of commercial real estate transactions and negotiations. We regularly provide counsel and advice to clients in all areas of construction, ownership, operation and leasing of real property. We are responsive, command excellent negotiation skills, and overcome potential issues with creative solutions. Our attorneys are experienced in representing contractors, real estate developers, brokers and lenders, landlords, tenants, and equity investors.

We routinely provide assistance with: 

  • Acquisition and development financing
  • Hotels
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Leasing
  • Mechanic's liens
  • Property disputes
  • Real estate management
  • Resolution of title claims 
  • Shopping center development

Title Insurance Specialists

We represent national title insurance underwriters in claims on behalf of and against their insureds and in title insurance coverage actions. We also represent companies in the mortgage lending and brokerage industry against claims of lender liability and regulatory violations. Our attorneys assist clients in resolving title, boundary and riparian rights disputes.

Presently, we are approved attorneys and agents for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Chicago Title Insurance Company, and First American Title Insurance Company.

Our In-house Title Company

Bay Title Company, Council Baradel’s wholly owned subsidiary, performs all services associated with residential and commercial real estate settlements.

Whether you are buying, or refinancing an existing mortgage, Bay Title Company will provide transparent, dependable service at competitive pricing. Our closings are always conducted by an attorney, ensuring the transaction is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations. We handle residential real estate settlements on a competitive flat fee basis. We handle most commercial real estate settlements on a negotiated fee basis.