Real Estate and Title Insurance

RFBN has a well-established expertise in real estate law, as we have been helping our clients with a wide variety of real estate needs for nearly 80 years. Several real estate focus areas are listed below.

General legal counsel for businesses

We provide general legal counsel to businesses of all types. We assist virtually all of our business clients with their real estate transactions, including leasing of office and industrial space, the purchase and development of new property, and the purchase and sale of properties. In each transaction, we work hard to protect our client’s interests and facilitate an expeditious closing.

Loans secured by real estate for banks

For our bank clients, we provide full service documenting and closing loans secured by real estate. This involves:

  • Loan document preparation, tailored to the terms of each loan and protecting the bank’s collateral interest in real estate and other property
  • Review and analysis of surveys, title insurance commitments or reports, and documents encumbering or otherwise affecting title to the subject properties
  • Attending to the closing of the financing transaction
  • Enforcing bank collateral positions against real estate
  • After successful enforcement results in the client’s ownership of the real estate and other property, we assist with the disposition of the property

Transactions for real estate developers, investors, and contractors

We often assist those in the real estate industry with legal financing needs. Much of this work involves:

  • Reviewing all aspects of various transactions with our clients
  • Helping clients to understand and negotiate various types of financing
  • Helping our clients establish borrowing and other banking relationships with our numerous financial institution contacts
  • Negotiating and preparing agreements relating to real estate purchase and sale, real estate lease or other use, and real estate development

Real Estate Litigation and Title Insurance Defense

We are experts in litigation, including insurance defense and real estate law. Because of our daily litigation experience, we are well equipped to handle all real estate litigation, including title insurance claims work. Other commercial and real estate litigation experience includes:

  • Mechanic’s lien claims
  • Title disputes
  • Contract enforcement
  • Declaratory judgment actions
  • Claims for injunctive and other equitable relief
  • Collections