The Fry Law Group provides a full range of real estate legal services to commercial and individual clients as well as legal services for your estate planning needs. Our group represents developers, owners, property managers, tenants, financial institutions and investors. We provide legal services for most all types of real estate transactions, including those arising from:
  • Residential Purchases & Sales
  • Acquisitions
  • Brokerage commissions
  • Construction contracts
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Foreclosures
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Leases
  • Property management
  • Adverse possession
  • Boundaries
  • Easements
  • Rights of way
 

Commercial Real Estate

We work with developers, owners, property managers, tenants, financial institutions and investors in all types of transactions from routine purchase agreements to complicated development plans. Among our clients are international corporations, local buyers and sellers of real property, landlords and tenants, and investment and property-management companies. Facilities range from Class A office buildings and convention centers to planned communities.

Our real estate practice includes:

  • Commercial Purchases & Sales
  • Acquisitions
  • Brokerage commission disputes
  • Clean-up reimbursements
  • Construction-contract issues and litigation
  • Contract negotiations
  • Debt restructurings
  • Environmental remediation
  • Foreclosures
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Lease negotiations and contracts
  • Loan workouts
  • Project finance, including mortgages, sale-leasebacks, like-kind exchange and non-traditional financing sources
  • Property-management issues
  • REIT formations and related issues
  • Title-insurance matters
  • Zoning issues

Commercial real estate matters often call for knowledge and expertise in specialized and related areas of law. As a multi-disciplinary firm, we have the professional staff and resources to address a broad scope of questions. Our real estate attorneys often work with members of the firm's corporate, banking and litigation practices to provide our clients with a full range of legal services.

 

Mortgage Holders

We provide a range of services for mortgage holders, including:

  • Collecting delinquent mortgage payments
  • Conducting foreclosure sales
  • Bidding at foreclosure sales
  • Obtaining certificates of title

Mortgage Foreclosure

We handle loan foreclosures for both residential and commercial properties. Our clients include private investors, public banks, and private financial institutions. We assist our clients through the entire mortgage foreclosure process.

  • Notice of Default
  • Notice of Sale
  • Trustees Sale
  • Real Estate Owned (REO) by lender 
 

Premises Liability

Premises Liability cases arise from injuries occurring in residential and commercial buildings, shopping centers and parking facilities, hotels and casinos, amusement parks, airports, healthcare facilities, nightclubs and bars, as well as universities and public schools. The general rule of law is that the owner or operator of the premises has a duty to keep the premises in reasonably safe condition or at least warn customers of a dangerous condition of which the owner or operator caused, knows about, or should know about. We have substantial experience in defending various businesses and individuals in premises liability claims.

Eminent Domain

The right of eminent domain is the right of the state, through its regular organization, to reassert, either temporarily or permanently, its dominion over any portion of the soil of the state on account of public exigency and for the public good. Our firm represents clients in all aspects of an eminent domain proceeding.

Zoning and Planning

Zoning is the division of a city by legislative regulation into districts and the prescription and application in each district of regulations having to do with structural and architectural designs of buildings and of regulations prescribing use to which buildings within designated districts may be put. Our firm assists clients interact with governmental entities in issues of zoning, control of real estate development and use, environmental impact studies and land use planning laws which are implemented by local zoning and land use laws and ordinances.

 
Estate Planning

Generally, people have two misconceptions about Estate Planning; the first big misconception most people have is that Estate Planning is only for individuals with large estates. The second big misconception is many people mistakenly think that estate planning only involves the writing of a will. In fact, everyone needs an Estate Plan whether you have a large or small estate. A good estate plan, however, must consider, you, your family, friends, other people you know, and, your favorite charitable organizations. The process of estate planning also involves your finances, taxes, your health and business planning. A will is only a small part of your Estate Planning process. A well prepared estate plan requires other considerations and documents as well to fully and properly address your specific situation. It should address management and control of your assets and how they are titled, and your future needs in case you ever become unable to care for yourself.

Through estate planning, you can establish:

  • How and by whom your finances will be managed for your benefit during your lifetime if you ever become unable to manage them yourself.
  • When and under what circumstances it makes sense to distribute your assets during your lifetime.
  • How and to whom your assets will be distributed after your death.
  • How and by whom your personal care will be managed and how health care decisions will be made if you become unable to care  for yourself.
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