Real Estate & Land Use Law at Dickinson Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa

Real Estate & Land Use

Introduction & related areas

Dickinson attorneys have extensive experience in land use law, bringing a vast array of resources to bear on clients’ real estate and land use needs.  The firm handles matters ranging from transactions such as commercial asset disposition and property acquisitions to real estate based litigation.  Our clients include commercial and residential real estate developers, banks, insurance companies, mortgage companies, title companies, individual and commercial borrowers, landlords and tenants.  Specific areas in which our real estate and land use attorneys assist clients include:

  • Abstract examinations, title opinions, title guaranty policies and assistance in acquiring title insurance with appropriate endorsements
  • Commercial property acquisition and disposition
  • Commercial leasing
  • Land development and land use issues
  • Real estate based financing and documentation
  • Construction contracts and related issues
  • Residential closings
  • Landlord and tenant rights
  • Assessment/valuation appeals
  • Broker insurance defense litigation
  • Income producing property issues
  • Management agreements and related issues
  • Workout agreements, foreclosures and creditor rights
  • Tax credits and subsidized housing programs
  • Sale/leasebacks
  • Intercreditor agreements, loan participation and subordination
  • Defeasance transactions
  • Tax deferred exchanges
  • Tenant-in-common agreements
  • Partnership, joint venture and limited liability company structuring and negotiations
  • Real Estate Syndication;
  • Zoning, use variances, subdivision planning
  • Chapter 558A claims concerning disclosure of defects
  • Restrictive covenants enforcement
  • Defense and prosecution of defective construction and warranty claims
  • Breach of contract claims involving both sellers and purchasers
  • Specific performance of real estate purchase agreements
  • Homeowner association representation, both transactional and litigation
  • Real estate broker/salesperson liability claims

In addition to real estate and land use services, the firm’s attorneys provide clients many other legal services relating to all types of real estate, including shopping malls, strip centers, free standing buildings, office buildings, and land zoned for commercial, industrial and agricultural purposes.

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