Clients want their real estate transactions to be clear, comprehensive, functional and enforceable. For these reasons, and because Washington law often requires it, an agreement involving real estate should be made in a writing signed by all of the parties.
Moreover, certain types of documents will only be enforceable if the signatures of one or sometimes all of the parties are made and acknowledged in the presence of a notary public. Legal descriptions often must be attached.
The choice of words used in real estate documents can also be critical in ensuring that a client’s intent and needs are captured. We have a number of attorneys at Newton Kight who have significant knowledge of and experience in real estate matters who are ready to assist in the negotiating, drafting and/or review of real estate documents.
We also know that the need for legal services may not become apparent until after a real estate document has been signed, and perhaps until a question or dispute has arisen. Indeed real estate questions and transactions appear in a number of contexts, such as in estate planning and probate matters.
Regardless of how and when your real estate need appears, our firm is made up of experienced lawyers from several disciplines in addition to real estate law. We also have lawyers with significant experience in mediating, arbitrating, or litigating disputes that do not settle. In engaging one of us, our clients benefit from that breadth of knowledge and experience.