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Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS | REAL ESTATE LITIGATION | TITLE POLICY LITIGATION

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS:

King Legal Group’s attorneys handle over 100 real estate transfers each year, representing both buyers and sellers in the transactions. We assist clients in all aspects of the transaction, including negotiating the terms of the sale and financing the purchase of real estate, obtaining zoning variances if necessary, resolving issues with the property prior to closing and representing clients at closings. We customarily work with banks and are approved attorneys for closings for most banks in Westmoreland County.

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REAL ESTATE LITIGATION:

Our attorneys are frequently involved in litigation of boundary line disputes, quiet title actions and disputes over ownership rights, including water rights, easements for access to property and enforcement of covenants that impact our clients. We often handle cases during which land is acquired through the courts for our clients by legal right, if necessary, rather than by a deed or other signed document. In addition to our extensive experience in real estate litigation on behalf of individuals, we have represented national title insurance companies for more than a decade in a wide variety of real estate litigation involving disputes over ownership interests and document validity and enforceability. As one of few law firms with an office in Donegal Township, Westmoreland County, for the last 35 years, our attorneys have litigated complex property disputes and real estate issues created by the actions of parties more than half a century ago.

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TITLE POLICY LITIGATION:

As litigation counsel for national title insurance companies during the last 25 years, our attorneys have litigated matters involving commercial lenders, real estate purchasers, borrowers, independent title insurance issuing agents, and title insurance companies in agent defalcations and recoveries under underwriting agreements. These cases have required us to perfect insured lien priority of financing instruments, cure defects in ownership of title to real estate, defeat claims to property for which a title insurance policy was issued, and recover escrow disbursements misappropriated by agents of title insurance companies. Our representation of title insurance companies has required us to handle cases and claims filed or with venue in Common Pleas Courts in more than 20 counties in Pennsylvania, all Federal District Courts in Pennsylvania, and courts of other states.

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