Reliable Real Estate Lawyers Who Can Make The Process Smoother
Whether you are buying your first home or are maintaining large real property holdings in Minnesota, counsel and assistance from a real estate lawyer is essential to protecting your interests. There are many parties involved with real estate transactions, including realtors, lenders, and title insurers. While these parties can be helpful in initiating transactions, only a licensed attorney can provide you with legal advice and counseling regarding your transaction.
Our office assists clients in a wide variety of real estate matters, including but not limited to representing buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions, correcting title issues, negotiating solar and alternative energy contracts, drafting and editing commercial property leases, and assisting with the transition of agricultural land. Our Minnesota attorneys have the experience to represent your business well in many real estate areas. Such as, cases involving development rights, zoning issues, and title disputes.
It Pays To Work With An Experienced Legal Professional
There are many parties involved with real estate transactions, but only a licensed attorney can provide you with legal advice and counseling regarding your transaction.
As with the other matters handled by our firm, we are experienced litigators in real estate cases. Therefore, we also assist clients in all manner of real property disputes, including boundary issues, unlawful detainers, adverse possession, easement and access issues, and many other issues that require a court determination of rights to real property.
Real Estate Cases We Handle
As real estate attorneys in Minnesota, we have a wealth of experience when it comes to dealing with a wide variety of real estate issues. We also have the resources that enable us to maximize opportunities and give you the outcome you deserve. With our team representing your case, you can expect efficient management and your best interests at the core.
Here are a few of the real estate cases that we have handled before:
Purchase And Sales
We have helped clients both buy and sell real estate properties through efficient and professional negotiations, agreement drafting, title reviewing, financing assistance, and due diligence.
Land Use And Development
We help our clients with their development projects from planning to completion. This involves property negotiations, liaising with owners, lenders, designers, and other stakeholders, and securing all manner of necessary permits and approvals.
We have experience representing landlords in property rights disputes. Such disputes may involve lease agreements, tenant rights, eviction, responsibility for repairs, rent and other issues related to commercial and residential leased or rented properties.
We represent contractors, designers, suppliers, property owners and developers. This gives us unique insights in dealing with construction and design contracts that we help draft and negotiate.
General Dispute Resolution
We deal with any real estate disputes from access and easement issues to boundary and adverse possession issues. Our background and experience in civil litigation allows us to effectively and quickly resolve disputes.
The Answers You Need For Your Questions About Real Estate Issues
Real estate is an immensely complex area of law. At Messick Law, PLLC, our attorneys take the time to answer any questions and address any concerns you have about transactions and other real estate issues. On this page, you can read our responses to some of the frequently asked questions that we hear from our clients.
Should I use a real estate attorney to buy or sell a home in Minnesota?
It is always smart to work with an attorney during a real estate transaction. Purchasing or selling a home is immensely complex and involves countless details. There are many opportunities for something to go wrong or for someone else to take advantage of you unless you have counsel to guide you and advocate for your rights.
What does adverse possession mean in Minnesota?
Adverse possession refers to one person challenging the ownership of another person to a piece of real property. Several factors must exist for a successful adverse possession claim:
For a successful claim, the possession must be:
- Visible and physical
- Continuous (for at least fifteen years)
- Adverse (without the property owner’s permission)
A common example of an adverse possession claim is when a neighboring landowner continuously and exclusively uses and maintains a portion of their neighbor’s property.
What is a quiet title action?
If someone needs to regain ownership of their real property, they can file a quiet title action to challenge the claim of a past or present owner to the property. The phrase “quiet title action” refers to the plaintiff’s purpose of quieting any existing claims to the title.
What should I do if I have a boundary dispute with my neighbor?
Most boundary disputes find resolutions without having to go to court. You can try to do this by ordering a land survey and a title search. If you and your neighbor still do not agree, a boundary dispute lawyer can assist you in filing a lawsuit to have a Minnesota court issue a decision.
How does a mechanic’s lien work?
If a contractor does not receive payment for their work on a piece of property, they can file a mechanic’s lien in court. This lien is a type of claim to the property preventing its sale or purchase until the plaintiff receives payment. Even if the previous property owner is the one who failed to pay the contractor, the current owner could be on the hook for payment.
About Our Firm
Messick Law, PLLC, was founded by Steven Messick, a highly respected real estate lawyer in the State of Minnesota. Steven currently serves as a council member of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell for strong legal ability and high ethical standards. Super Lawyers has further recognized Steven on its Rising Stars list since 2019. As an experienced litigator he is also a counselor and mediator who provides practical solutions to complex legal problems.
Reach Out To Us Today
Messick Law, PLLC, is serving clients across Minnesota. We advocate for clients on a variety of real estate and land disputes, developing solutions specific to each case. We consider all possible outcomes, and work to ensure you get the best one possible. Call us at 651-505-2655.