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Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate Lawyers in Columbia, SC

Are you in the process of a real estate transaction and need an attorney? Bernstein & Bernstein has an outstanding team of real estate lawyers and staff in Columbia, SC, who will help you. Depending on if you’re the buyer, seller, or lender, the real estate lawyer’s exact duties will vary, but you can always trust that they’ll do their best to make your process go as smoothly as possible.

What Is Real Estate Law?

Real estate transactions are governed by federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances, as well common law. Real estate law encompasses these statutes and regulations, as well as property law matters and anything attached to the property or structures, such as appliances and fixtures.

Real estate laws vary by state and local government. Real estate attorneys must be licensed to practice in the state where the transaction occurs and must keep themselves educated and aware of any state or local developments that could impact a property transaction. 

Many states, including South Carolina, require a real estate attorney to be present at closing, but even if your state doesn’t require one, it’s still a good idea to have a real estate attorney on your side. A real estate attorney will represent your interests at closing, review all the paperwork in advance, and advise on any problems or omissions with the documentation.

What Are Real Estate Attorneys?

Lawyers specializing in real estate ensure that proper procedures are followed during the acquisition or sale of property. Our experienced real estate lawyers in Columbia, SC, can assist you with various legal issues relating to acquiring, financing, developing, managing, constructing, leasing, and selling commercial and residential property of all kinds.

Real estate attorneys can also handle additional parts of the residential or commercial purchase process, such as title searches and insurance, to ensure no outstanding claims or liens against the property. They can also provide documentation of the transfer of funds to the seller and your lender, or facilitate the transaction as a third party.

How Our Real Estate Lawyers in Columbia, SC, Can Help You

At Bernstein & Bernstein, we are seasoned mortgage closing attorneys who’ve conducted hundreds of real estate transactions. We provide residential real estate law services and commercial real estate law services throughout Columbia, SC, surrounding areas, and the entire state.

Our real estate law services in Columbia, SC, include the following:

  • Residential and commercial purchase and sale agreements and closings
  • Commercial purchase and sale agreements
  • Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Employee relocation-driven transactions
  • Foreclosure and REO closings

Our real estate law team can also provide counsel in the following areas:

  • Real estate transactions relating to the representation, litigation consultation, and negotiation of mortgages, mortgage re-financing, reverse mortgages, residential leases, and commercial leases
  • Real estate disputes
  • Real estate broker issues
  • Land use and zoning matters
Contact Our Real Estate Lawyers in Columbia, South Carolina

During real estate transactions, the attorneys at Bernstein & Bernstein can protect you from costly mistakes, errors in the documents and figures, and other problems that could lead to litigation or other expensive legal action. We can also help you keep your property out of probate court by setting up a living trust to pass your property directly to your intended heirs.

Contact Bernstein & Bernstein to help you with all your South Carolina real estate needs.

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