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Atlanta, Georgia Commercial Real Estate Law Firm

Since 1994, our Real Estate law firm has been a trusted representative and leader in assisting investors, builders, landlords, HOAs, POAs, government agencies, corporations, and individual property owners with their commercial real estate law needs. As a seasoned real estate investor and former Mortgage Banker, our Georgia Real Estate lawyer understands the financial, business and legal implications that can affect your real estate investments.

We approach all real estate transactions with a white-glove approach, meaning we put special emphasis on ensuring that every aspect of your transaction is handled with meticulous care and attention to detail. Commercial real estate deals are often complex and require the extensive knowledge of a qualified Real Estate Transaction law firm that understands the intricacies of a properly structured deal. We meet our commercial clients needs by not only understanding these intricacies, but also staying abreast of local, state, regional and federal laws and regulations that can seriously impact their deals.

At Sam Maguire, Jr. P.C., results matter to us! Therefore, your goals are our goals, and we will work hand-in-hand with you to achieve them. Contact us today for additional information about our streamlined commercial real estate protocols.

Considered one of the most important documents of the commercial real estate transaction, the Purchase and Sale Agreement acts as a roadmap for the entire transaction. More specifically, a Purchase and Sale Agreement establishes the rights, obligations and liabilities of each party involved in the real estate transaction. It also lists the steps that must take place to move the transaction forward; and of course, it specifies the property involved in the real estate transaction.

All too often, deals fall apart because one “i” was not dotted or one “t” was not crossed according to the parties’ intentions or governing laws. Therefore, it is imperative that you have representation that thoroughly focuses on the smallest details of your Purchase and Sale Agreement, knowing that one overlooked factor can greatly increase your risk of liability during or after your transaction. At Sam Maguire, Jr. P.C., we provide sound counsel and guidance throughout each phase of the deal. Our goal is to ensure that you avoid unforeseen circumstances and unintended consequences in the future that could negatively impact your business interests.

We are available to partner with your realtor, broker or loan officer to protect your interests. Additionally, we as well as our sister-company, Augusta Title, Inc., are dedicated title agents of national and state title insurance carriers and can assist with your title insurance needs. We also have extensive experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating Commercial Leases of all types. Click the tab below for more details about our Commercial Leasing services.

Whether you are in metro-Atlanta or across the state of Georgia, you can count on us to serve as a one-stop-shop for real estate professionals and the individual buyers, sellers and clients they serve.

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Whether you are the owner or tenant of a commercial property, our Commercial Real Estate law firm provides both landlord and tenant representation in all aspects of leasing. We understand both sides of the coin and have the legal and business experience necessary to ensure that leasing documents meet your long-term goals, comply with industry-specific regulations and address key issues related to the use of the property involved.

For years, we have provided legal support and representation to commercial landlords facing evolving regulations, local ordinances and day-to-day tenant requests. We understand that leasing a commercial space presents distinctive challenges. From tenant improvements to common area maintenance, we can assist you with the unique issues presented to help protect your ROI throughout the duration of your lease agreement.

Whether you are a first-time commercial tenant or current tenant whose lease is coming up for renewal, leasing a commercial space for your business is often necessary for continued growth and enhanced client relations. No matter the size or type of business you own, it is important to remember that the terms of the lease to which you agree could determine your business’ success or failure.

Legally speaking, commercial leases for office, retail and industrial spaces are different from residential leases. There are fewer consumer protection laws that govern commercial leases. For this reason, you need a qualified Commercial Real Estate law firm that knows how to protect you and negotiate a lease agreement that works for your business’ growing needs.

We have extensive experience with providing guidance and oversight on commercial leasing agreements for both landlords and tenants. Let us make sure the terms of your agreement work for you today and into the future.

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To properly manage risks and protect your interests, contracts should be clear and unambiguous as to the parties’ rights, expectations and obligations. Contract drafting is truly an art and science that takes years to master. The right legal representation will not only consider your needs and desires, but also the needs and desires of all parties involved, your specific industry and the legal nuances that can affect your ability to bind a party to certain terms.

There are times when you may need to negotiate terms for a unique situation or event. With several years of contract drafting, reviewing and negotiating experience, there are not many situations we have not encountered and helped our clients overcome. Having the right legal representative review and craft your contract terms can make all the difference as to the validity of your contract.

A valid contract must use language that is clear to prevent confusion and contain specific words and provisions that make it enforceable. Do not rely on contracts or forms that you found on the internet via Google. These documents may omit key terms specific to your situation and could lead to costly lawsuits later down the road. Ultimately, we are vested in the success of our clients’ businesses. Our goal is to thoroughly analyze real estate contracts to save you time and money, and to save you from the headaches and losses associated with expensive lawsuits.

Do you need a lawyer to review your real estate contract and transactional documents? Do you have a question about a real estate contract that another party has submitted to you? If so, click the button below.

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Unfortunately, some real estate transactions can run into serious obstacles and litigation may be necessary to overcome those obstacles. Legal actions for commercial real estate disputes are complex and converge with various areas of law.

Many of the disputes involve large sums of money and high-priced properties.

We have the necessary experience to handle a broad range of real estate disputes and litigation matters involving, but not limited to the following:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Environmental Violations
  • Failure to Disclose
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Materialman’s Liens
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Co-owner or Partnership Disputes

Since the laws governing commercial real estate deals involve both state and federal laws (e.g., the Uniform Commercial Code), it is vital that you have a qualified Commercial Real Estate lawyer on your side who is well-versed in the laws impacting real estate transactions. We are highly-equipped and knowledgeable in this area of law and can assist you in determining the best options for your situation.

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Although Georgia’s Landlord-Tenant Laws are vast and can be complex at times, they provide a framework for the landlord-tenant relationship. The difficulty that many landlords and tenants run into is understanding their respective rights and obligations under the law and private agreements (e.g., their lease agreement). The most common landlord-tenant conflict is eviction.

Eviction is never a pleasant situation. Unfortunately, however, it may be necessary where an uncomfortable landlord-tenant situation exists or where obligations have not been met. When it is necessary, there is a strict legal process a landlord must adhere to in order to effectively evict a tenant who is in default.

If you are seeking to take possession of your commercial space due to default, but are unsure of the process – we can help! Our legal professionals will ensure that you understand the process and paperwork required to secure an eviction.

In addition to evictions, we also offer the following legal services for our commercial clients:

  • Landlord Contract Drafting and Interpretation
  • Lease and License Agreement Drafting and Interpretation
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Evictions/Unlawful Detainers
  • State and Local Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Landlord Representation (negotiation and litigation)
  • Tenant Representation (negotiation and litigation)

We would love to assist you with each stage of your Landlord-Tenant relationship. If you have questions about a landlord-tenant dispute or issue, please click the button below.

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Safeguarding your assets from liability under the umbrella of a corporate structure is a smart and necessary decision for the vast majority of business owners. When incorporating a business, it is important to carefully select a business structure that provides the right balance of benefits and legal protection. The type of structure you choose will impact your taxes, day-to-day operations and determine how much of your personal assets are at risk.

We can help you determine the corporate structure that is right for your business so you that you can enjoy peace of mind and legal protection for your personal assets.

Visit our Business Law Services page to learn more about protecting your business and personal assets with strategic planning and proper structuring. If you have questions, please click the button below.

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As cities and counties grow, it is sometimes necessary for the local government to acquire or access commercial property to help accommodate growth, especially where above ground or underground utilities such as electrical or water lines are involved. Easements allow the local, state or federal government access to a portion of the property for a specific purpose while the property owner retains their ownership of the property. Right-of-ways allow the government to gain access to your land as a passage way. For example, a new road or bypass.

The same situations apply to growing businesses that need access to other’s property to accommodate their growth. We can assist governments as well as commercial landowners who are negotiating land use agreements or disputing the misuse of an easement or right-of-way. Our qualified Real Estate attorney can help commercial builders, manufactures, investors, farmers or ranchers who need guidance on properly acquiring a right to use someone else’s property or resolve issues of misuse.

Contact the legal professionals at Sam Maguire, Jr. P.C. for a free consultation. Also, feel free to click the button below to submit a question about your easement or right-of-way issue.

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Boundary disputes can become very heated quickly and are often caused by confusion and uncertainty about where your land ends and where your neighbor’s land begins.

The boundary between your land and your neighbor’s is rarely a straight line. Even a hedge of shrubs or a fence can incorrectly establish the boundary between properties. If not properly addressed, unestablished or inaccurate boundary lines can have major consequences for you as the landowner, your heirs and/or future landowners after you sell.

Forfeiture of your property can occur if boundary disputes are not handled properly and in a timely manner. In addition, resorting to litigation to solve these issues can be arduous and pricey. Working with an experienced Real Estate law firm is one of the best ways to resolve your dispute, and save money and a relationship with your neighbor. We can help you determine cost effective ways to settled your boundary dispute outside of court; and if court is necessary, provide you with the highly-skilled litigation support you need to pursue a favorable outcome.

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We provide in-depth legal counsel to financial institutions seeking default services.  With a background in the mortgage lending industry, our Real Estate Law attorney understands the procedures that need to take place to ensure our clients are well-represented.

Our law office has experience resolving complicated mortgage default matters. Our goal is to provide you with solutions that are cost and time effective.

We offer solutions in the following areas:

  • Title Resolution
  • Loss Mitigation
  • Evictions
  • Foreclosures
  • REO Closings
  • Tax Sales Disputes

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6075 Barfield Road, Suite 119
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

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Title Search & Title Insurance

Georgia-Statewide Title & Escrow Services

When you are closing on a commercial property, you have a large investment on the line. Conducting a title search before closing is absolutely necessary to uncover hidden defects on the property, such as unknown liens, unpaid property taxes, illegal deeds and missing heirs, just to name a few.

Unfortunately, not all public records are recorded properly and public records do not reveal matters of survey such as boundary lines. Therefore, in addition to a thorough title exam, we highly recommend title insurance to all of our commercial clients.

Click the button below to learn how our 20+ years of title experience can help you determine whether your next real estate investment has marketable or insurable title, and how we can protect you against title defects.

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