Real Estate Lawyer Saginaw


We understand that your business and personal transactions can be complex and may be interrelated. If you are purchasing or selling residential or commercial property, consulting a real estate attorney can save you time and money, and protect your financial interests long-term.

When buying or selling real estate, you may want to ask your attorney:

  • How can I be sure there are no outstanding environmental issues or wetlands concerns on a piece of property I am buying?
  • Should I be concerned about proposed ordinance changes?
  • What are my responsibilities after I sell a commercial property?

Helping you avoid problems

Is it necessary to have an attorney prepare or review a Purchase Agreement? Absolutely not. However, untangling a real estate mess takes a lot more work and expense than avoiding it in the first place. That is one of the key roles of the real estate attorney – helping you avoid problems.

Guiding you through unique challenges

Commercial and investment real estate present unique challenges. At Shinners & Cook, we can help you avoid problems that can reduce profits or become procedural headaches later. Our clients include builders and contractors, developers, landlords and tenants, business professionals, home buyers and sellers, and everyday people who want to ensure their real estate transactions are handled effectively.

Making the process quicker and easier

At Shinners & Cook, we make the entire real estate sale process quicker and easier. It starts with preparing documents that are simple to understand, but comprehensive. We save our clients money by structuring deals fairly, but to their advantage – both from a cost and a tax perspective.

Our real estate expertise includes:

  • Commercial sale or purchase
  • Condominiums
  • Development property
  • Easements and licenses
  • Environmental issues and protection
  • Hunting rights
  • Like-kind exchanges*
  • Ordinance issues
  • Permits
  • Property tax appeals
  • Residential sale or purchase
  • Deal negotiation
  • Variances
  • Zoning changes
  • Homeowners Association
  • Condominium Association

*Like-kind exchanges present one of the last great tax deferral opportunities when buying and selling real estate. It can save thousands of dollars in taxes. Please feel free to contact us at Shinners & Cook.

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