Fairfield County Real Estate Lawyer

Real Estate Attorneys in Trumbull, Westport & Stamford, CT

While a highly lucrative market, real estate is incredibly competitive and complex. Laws are constantly changing and without a solid foundation, you could be left defenseless when faced with a legal matter. Fortunately, you do not have to fend for yourself. At Massih Law, LLC, our Fairfield County real estate attorneys offer high-quality legal representation and experienced counsel.

Whether you are buying a home, refinancing, investing in property, acting as a landlord, or preparing a contract, the issues that can occur are numerous. There is simply too much at stake to go without legal assistance. We are capable of defending your rights and preparing a unique strategy focused on achieving your desired outcome.

Best Practices and Compliance

Massih Law, LLC implements the American Land Title Association’s (ALTA) Best Practices for Title and Settlement Agents. Massih Law, LLC ensures that:

  • Our employees are subject to annual full background checks
  • Our clients' settlement funds are secure and escrow accounts are monitored daily
  • Personal information is protected by secure e-mail and encrypted databases, and
  • Our office is protected with strict security systems and 24/7 monitors.

Legal Assistance Grounded in Years of Experience

You have many options when choosing a law firm to represent you. We believe that Massih Law, LLC is incomparably different from others in this field. Our philosophy is to have a solution for every problem, while keeping it simple and convenient for our clients. Your concerns matter and will be treated as such by our firm.

We handle all of the following cases with respect and dedication:

  • Residential closings: An important aspect of any real estate transaction, the closing has significance because it is the last time you’ll review your contract. Both parties are present at the closing and sometimes this can also involve a walk-through of the property. When we represent you at a closing, we are careful to represent your best interests and yours alone. Our firm can review the documents that you will be signing and ensure that all of your questions are answered before you put your signature on anything.
  • Commercial closings: Although not entirely different from a residential closing, commercial closings can be much more complex. To protect the livelihood of your business, it is well worth it to bring your attorney along for the closing process. Our firm can assist you with every step, including the submission of the title order, file processing, title search and examination, and the actual settlement statement. Even a minor mistake can create serious consequences but you can trust our attorneys to oversee the details of your closing with confidence and efficiency.
  • Condominium closings: The closing of a condominium involves similar steps that you will find in any other real estate closing. Some of the paperwork and details, however, are unique to the building in which you are purchasing your condo. Prior to your closing, our firm can review your offering plan, which typically includes information on the square footage, floor plan, and appliances of your condo, as well as the formation and operation of the condo board. Additionally, we can review your contract to make sure there are no surprises before you sign.
  • Refinance: When you refinance your mortgage, you are in actuality applying for a new loan. This means that you pay off the old loan by applying for a new one. A lender checks various information when you apply, including your credit score and payment history, your income, and your assets. With a solid understanding of real estate law and mortgage rates, our attorneys are here to explain your refinancing options and help you fill out your application correctly. We give our clients the best possible chance at a favorable outcome.
  • Foreclosure: If you fail to make your mortgage payments, the bank can begin the foreclosure process which ultimately results in having your home taken away from you. The bank sees this as the most effective way to obtain the money they are owed, but there may be other alternatives. It can be frightening to receive a foreclosure notice and you may be unsure of what to do next. Fortunately, we are on your side. From reviewing the legitimacy of the bank’s actions to pursuing other legal options, we may be able to take action and put a stop to the foreclosure process.
  • Short sales: When the proceeds from a sale of real estate are less than the balance of the outstanding mortgages, it is considered a short sale. This can be one of the best options for homeowners who are unable to meet the mortgage obligation on their property. To proceed with a short sale, the homeowner must come to an agreement with the lienholders on the total amount of debt that will be repaid. Throughout the short sale process, our real estate attorneys can protect and fight for your rights.
  • Construction contracts: The purpose of a construction contract is to detail the specific amount of compensation that a job will result in. There are many types of construction contracts, including lump sum or fixed price, cost plus, and time and material. Each one has unique advantages based on the particular job at hand. We are capable of reviewing the terms of your contract and ensuring that nothing is left out or that nothing is included which should be left out.
  • Leases: In its simplest definition, a lease is a legal document which highlights the terms under which one party agrees to rent property from another party. Leases can be used for both commercial and residential real estate. When a lease is signed, it signifies that the renter agrees to abide by certain regulations, namely the regular payment of rent to the property owner. This legal document can request payments for a specified number of months or years.
  • Landlord/tenant issues: Oftentimes, landlords and tenants share fragile relationships, which means that issues or problems are bound to crop up at one point or another. Whether the issue at hand is concerning an eviction, a failure to make repairs, a lack of rent payments, or an inability to abide by the terms of the lease contract, it is important to get an attorney involved as early on in the dispute as possible so as to avoid more serious legal problems that may develop.

Your real estate matter can have an impact on the rest of your life – make it a positive one. Contact our firm today to speak with a Fairfield County real estate lawyer who cares.