Real Estate Law

Services Provided

Commercial, Farm and Residential Purchases

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating purchase agreements, including installment contracts and 1031 exchanges
  • Examining abstracts and preparing title opinions
  • Reviewing and negotiating title insurance policies
  • Assisting with financing
  • Preparing and reviewing mortgage loan documentation
  • Preparing and reviewing closing documents
  • Handling closings
  • Organizing real estate auction sales

Land Use Regulation and Real Estate Development

  • Advising regarding zoning, platting and other land use regulations
  • Representing clients at hearings regarding zoning, platting and land use issues
  • Drafting and reviewing development agreements
  • Drafting and reviewing plat documents

Commercial, Farm and Residential Leasing

Title Claim Resolution

  • Reviewing and advising regarding title defects
  • Resolving title defects by reforming mortgages, negotiating settlements and subordinations and performing other services

Property Tax Assessment Disputes

  • Advising regarding property tax assessments
  • Appealing property tax assessments


  • Advising regarding wind easement agreements and other utility easements
  • Advising regarding land use issues applicable to energy facilities
  • Advising regarding security interests in ethanol manufacturing facilities


  • Drafting condominium declarations and condominium association articles and bylaws
  • Converting apartment buildings into condominiums
  • Subdividing condominium units
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating purchase agreements for residential and commercial condominium units
  • Reviewing and counseling regarding condominium declarations and condominium association articles and bylaws

Mortgage lending

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating mortgage and loan agreements
  • Counseling regarding the enforcement of mortgages and other security agreements
  • Litigating to enforce mortgages and other security agreements
  • Purchasing and negotiating title insurance policies

Real Estate Litigation

  • Foreclosing on mortgages
  • Litigating to enforce lease agreements
  • Appealing property tax assessments
  • Filing and foreclosing various types of liens
  • Forfeiting real estate installment contracts

A Wealth of Experience

Our experienced attorneys are equipped to handle all of your real estate needs. We care about our clients and provide personal attention to every matter.

Our real estate attorneys bring a team approach to business needs by collaborating with other practice groups including:

Additional Resources

Presentation Library

Download past presentations and view on-demand videos.

If you have questions regarding our real estate law practice, please email or call us in Cedar Rapids at (319) 366-7641 or in Coralville at (319) 354-1019.