Experienced Real Estate Attorneys, Snohomish, Washington
Let the skilled and knowledgeable real estate lawyers at the Gourley Law Group advise or represent you in all your real estate needs. Contact us today for a free consultation at (360) 323-2885.
We specialize in the following areas of the real estate landscape:
Purchase & Sale: Residential, Commercial, and Land
At Gourley Law Group we have years of experience in helping clients through the complex process of buying and selling real estate. Real estate is often the single largest investment you will make, and you need to make sure you are protected.
We are investors and property owners ourselves; we treat your deal with the same attention to detail that we apply to our own investments. We can prepare your sales agreement, or review and supplement the agreement prepared by your agent, to ensure you are protected. Our years of experience as both commercial and residential real estate lawyers, has prepared us to identify potential issues early on. We can advise you to avoid these common pitfalls, subsequently avoiding costly litigation.
Promissory Notes and Deeds of Trust
When lending money, or seller financing a sale, you need a promissory note and some sort of security, typically a deed of trust. At the Gourley Law Group we offer an affordable flat fee of $350 to prepare your note and deed of trust (some conditions may apply).
Leases and Rental Agreements
The Gourley Law Group prepares and reviews residential or commercial rental/leasing documents. Leases and rental agreements laws are complex, often favoring the tenant. It is critical that your rental agreement addresses the various statutory requirements or you will be on the losing end of an eviction action. Let our knowledgeable lawyers for preparing lease agreements review your current agreements and show you the necessary provisions to include in your templates.
Landlord Tenant Disputes
At Gourley Law Group, we are actually landlords ourselves; we have real-world, hands-on experience, dealing with landlord tenant issues, both residential and commercial.
- Residential (landlord representation only). We are experienced in representing landlords dealing with evictions, ejectments, collections, squatters, property damage, as well as drug and gang activity. We are also experienced in mobile home law, which differs significantly from regular apartment or house evictions.
- Commercial (landlord or tenant representation). In commercial disputes we represent both landlord and tenants in negotiations, evictions, and terminations.
At Gourley Law Group we have experience drafting easements and maintenance agreements for roads, driveways, water lines, septic systems, sewer lines, fences, and view easements. We are skilled at creating solutions for any land problem.
Boundary Line Disputes & Quiet Titles
Boundary line disputes are an unfortunate and highly emotional problem that often develop between neighbors. Our attorneys have successfully negotiated settlements on a multitude of boundary line arguments. When all else fails, and litigation is the only remaining remedy, we have extensive experience in fighting for property owner’s rights. We have access to aerial photo archives dating back to the 1950s, photo experts that can determine fence lines, and other evidence through analysis of these old aerial photographs.
Quiet title action may be required when an old mortgage is clouding your title and the bank is defunct. We can initiate a quiet title action to eliminate the old mortgage and clear your title.
Quit Claim Deeds
Need to transfer property between spouses? Add or delete a child’s name from a deed? Transfer in or out of your LLC or Corporation? We will prepare your quit claim deeds and the required excise tax affidavits, as well as take care of the recording at the county.
At the Gourley Law Group, we are a full-service trustee company, providing default services to mortgage lenders in the Northwest; both for commercial and private lenders. We offer both non-judicial and judicial foreclosure services. With over 25 years of experience as a trustee, our company has seen and dealt with all types of circumstances, from the everyday, non-judicial, foreclosure, to the real estate contract forfeiture. Our timely and experienced services provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your legal needs are in good hands, with our experienced real estate attorneys.
We can represent either the lender or the borrower in a foreclosure action. If you are the lender, we can bring the foreclosure action on your behalf and take the case all the way through the eviction process. If you are a borrower that has been the victim of wrongful or sloppy work by a bank, we can assist you as well.
The Dodd Frank Act has created regulations that now make seller financing much more complex than it was in the past. Anyone providing financing is now subject to these regulations. Your failure to comply with the act can cost you thousands in penalties, even forcing you to pay the borrower for your noncompliance. Let us help you through this tangled web.
Condominium Formation and HOA Issues
At Gourley Law Group we have formed hundreds of condominium projects, from small residential, to large mixed commercial and residential complexes. Several of our real estate lawyers currently sit on multiple condo associations’ board of directors. We have real life experience in dealing with the realities of condominium life.
Homeowners’ associations face many financial challenges, as well as changing social and environmental evolution. We can assist in the filing and collection of liens against non-paying HOA members, including foreclosure. We are also frequently called upon to amend outdated or incomplete covenants that rule your association.
Government Permitting & Abuse of Process
What do you do when the government unfairly refuses to grant, or revokes, your permit? What happens when an irrational inspector shuts your project down or tries to levy fines? At Gourley Law Group we are not afraid to fight City Hall. We have taken cases all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for the rights of private citizens.
Simple to complex, we close them all. See our Escrow practice area page for more information.
Commercial Financing & Attorney Opinion Letters
Commercial financing is a complex area that requires an understanding of finance, law, markets, insurance, and risk. Commercial lenders typically want attorney opinion letters before they will lend on a project. Mr. Gourley has an undergraduate degree in accounting and has provided attorney opinion letters for major projects throughout Washington State.
For Sale by Owner
If you are going to sell your property by yourself, the Gourley Law Group can help you through the entire process. From determining if your add on Craigslist violates the fair housing rules, to drafting the deal, and closing the sale. We can help you navigate the real estate funnel, giving peace of mind and saving you thousands in agent fees.
Trustee Services of Washington, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gourley Law Group and acts as trustee on deed of trust, as well as substitute trustee for conveyances and foreclosures.
Shared Well Agreements
Water is the source of life and adequately documenting your rights to water, the proper easement and well maintenance, can be critical to your ability to stay in your home with clean, healthy water. Let us draft or review your shared well agreement to ensure you are protected.
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