Real estate transactions are becoming increasingly complex. Whether your real estate matter involves commercial, residential, farm, vacation or recreational property, you need to protect your investment.  Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys can help you do that. We also can help avoid family disputes involving joint ownership or other transfers of real estate to family members. A few of the areas we handle include:

Inter-Family Transfers

  • Advising, consulting and drafting documents to transfer property within the family including Lady Bird deeds to avoid probate and retain Medicaid qualification
  • Transfers of Real Estate to Trusts
  • Advising on issues regarding uncapping of property taxes

Vacation and Recreational Property

  • Family LLCs and Cottage Trusts
  • Avoidance of Family Disputes involving use and co-ownership of property
  • Boundary Line Disputes and Litigation

Commercial Real Estate Transactions and Leases

  • Negotiation and Drafting of Purchase and Lease Documents to protect client interests and avoid disputes
  • Litigation of Lease and Property Disputes

Purchase and Sale of Residence:

  • Guidance on negotiation of terms of sale
  • Preparation and review of purchase agreement
  • Title Work Review and Trouble-Shooting
  • Preparation & Review of Closing Documents
  • Attendance at Closing, if desired
  • Land Contracts and Purchase Money Mortgage
  • Options to Purchase and Right of First Refusal

Residential Leases

  • Landlord Tenant Matters including negotiation and drafting of leases
  • Advising Landlords on Compliance with Michigan’s Truth in Renting Act  and Security Deposit Law
  • Termination of Leases, Eviction Proceedings

Wenzel, Bennett and Harris P.C.

109 N. Second Avenue, Suite 200
Alpena, Michigan 49707

Phone: (989) 356-6128
Fax: (989) 356-3524
Email: contact@northernlaw.com

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