While Sokoloff and Weinstein, P.A. is NOT a title company or closing agent involved in the preparation of title insurance commitments, title searches, open permit searches, or title insurance policies themselves, we often review the paperwork involved in these transactions. In fact, when we represent you, for example, we look to have the standard title exceptions removed or marked as satisfied from the commitment at closing, which carries over to the final title policy.
Keep in mind that contracts can be prepared with either the Seller or Buyer in mind depending on who the attorney reviewing such represents.
For our clients who are buyers, during the closing process we assist in the review of seller’s documents such as a warranty deed, bill of sale, FIRPTA rider, affidavit of no lien, ALTA closing disclosure statements, etc.
For our clients who are sellers, we can also review financing or mortgage documents such as a mortgage, promissory note, PUD Rider, homeowner’s documents including declaration of covenants and restrictions, etc.
With nearly 30 years of experience, we have the experience to pick up the many negatives that can go into these documents, for example, pre-payment penalties, acceleration of mortgage clauses, balloon payments, negative amortization, restrictive covenants, and more.
When you hire a real estate transactions attorney from Sokoloff and Weinstein, P.A., you can also receive legal counsel regarding:
- The preparation and review of leases
- As-is contracts for purchase and sale
- Full warranty contracts for purchase and sale
- Power of attorney for real estate transactions
- Contracts on vacant land
- Builder’s contracts.