Business law is a branch of civil law that governs business and commerce in both the private and public sectors. It provides a legal framework within which businesses are created and organized as well as how business is conducted. Business law covers a wide variety of topics relating to the law of agency, corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, franchises and limited liability companies. It involves such issues as fiduciary relationships, closely held corporations, shares and stockholders, directors and officers, dissolution and receivership, franchise relationships, management duties and liabilities, mergers and acquisitions, securities and antitrust. We have extensive experience in this area.
“Real estate law” is the name given to the branch of civil law that covers rights to possess, use, and enjoy land and the permanent man-made additions attached to it. This includes the capacity to hold interests in real property, permissible interests in real property, relations between owners, relations between owners and the community, landlord and tenant relations, the transfer of interests in real property, and real property financing, including deeds and mortgages.
Real estate transactions, such as purchases, sales and leases, are governed by a wide body of federal and state law, and the requirements established by state law often differ from state to state.
Other matters that fall into the real estate law area are foreclosures, preparation of deeds and mortgages and problems with title to and claims against property.