Real Estate Law

Jackson Residential and Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Serving Mid-Michigan

Real estate law involves a wide variety of issues that arise out of the ownership, transfer, and development of real property. Real estate can involve extremely complex issues which are governed by a very old and large body of laws. Whether you are involved in a simple residential sale or lease, or a large commercial transaction or development, it is important to seek the advice of experienced and knowledgeable real estate attorneys.

The real estate lawyers of Curtis, Curtis & Brelinski, P.C. handle a wide variety of real property matters throughout mid-Michigan. Our office is centrally located in downtown Jackson in the historic Jackson County Tower Building, which is also home to the Jackson Country Treasurer, Register of Deeds and Equalization departments. With these government departments just an elevator ride away, our attorneys and paralegals can quickly and efficiently review title and tax records, record deeds and other documents, and work with Jackson County employees to resolve real estate issues. Our convenient location saves our real estate clients time and money.

Common Transactional Real Estate Situations

  • Leases - Residential, Commercial and All Other Business Types
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements - Residential, Commercial and All Other Business Types
  • Deed and Conveyance Drafting and Advising
  • Title Review
  • Property Management Advising
  • Developments
  • Condominiums
  • Mortgages
  • Land Contracts
  • Easements, Boundaries and Land Use Agreements
  • Zoning and Land Use Planning
  • Land Division
  • Family Cottage and Vacation Property Planning and Transfers
  • Farms
  • IRS 1031 Exchanges

Common Real Estate Litigation Matters

  • Evictions
  • Lease Disputes
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Land Contract and Mortgage Forfeitures / Foreclosures
  • Boundary and Easement Disputes
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Property and Lake Access Disputes
  • Enforcement of Purchase Agreements
  • Right of First Refusal Issues
  • Construction Disputes
  • Fraud/Misrepresentation in Real Property Transactions
  • Nuisance Claims
  • Trespass Against Property

As you can see from our list of real estate services, this area of law is extensive. You should have experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel to help you. Our law firm has been serving clients since 1901. Our real estate attorneys have been practicing law in Michigan for over a combined 55 years, and our legal support staff has over 70 years of collective professional experience. Let us put this experience to work for you.

For more detailed information, please browse our real estate practice areas. To set up an appointment to speak to one of our attorneys, call (517) 787-9481, email, or complete our online contact form.

Quiet Title Lawsuits

Disputes about the ownership and rights to real estate are not uncommon. These disputes can arise as a result of mistakes in previous sales transactions, errors in documentation, actions by various interested persons, or problems or inaccuracies in r… Read More

Commercial Sales and Leases

Commercial real estate transactions are usually one of the biggest capital investments for a business. As a result, it is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable real estate attorney representing your interests in any transaction, whether… Read More

Landlord-Tenant Law

Time is money in the landlord business, and you must move quickly to enforce your rights. Under Michigan law, you have no other choice but to follow the strict and specific rules covering evictions. A Michigan residential landlord cannot contract aro… Read More

Land Contracts and Mortgages

Curtis, Curtis & Brelinski, P.C.’s Jackson-based real estate lawyers can assist buyers, sellers and lenders with real property transactions throughout mid-Michigan. We have been serving clients since 1901. We have the knowledge and experien… Read More

Residential Transactions

Residential real estate is any piece of real property that is utilized for housing or occupancy purposes. This includes, single family homes, condominiums, duplexes, or other residential properties. Read More

Zoning and Land Use Planning

The use and development of real estate in Michigan is typically governed by local laws and ordinances. These land use and zoning laws place restrictions on the type of developments that may be constructed in certain areas of the community. Zoning law… Read More

Boundary & Property Line Disputes

Boundary and property line disputes are quite common. The most common scenario: neighbors are friendly and generally get along. Time passes and memories fade. Eventually, property is sold to a new owner, and things change. Most of the time, it is the… Read More

Lake Access Disputes

There is an old quote attributable to both Mark Twain and Will Rogers — buy land, they’re not making it anymore. This quote has even more meaning when it comes to lake property. Although Michigan has over 11,000 inland lakes, residential lake… Read More

Cottage Law

Cottages, lake homes and vacation properties are very special to families. Many times, generations of memories are created at the family cottage. In addition to these sentimental values, often times these properties are quite valuable from a monetary… Read More

Real Estate Investors

People love real estate. It is a big business. From the person who just owns a rental property or two in addition to their full-time profession, to someone who makes a living buying, selling, and managing residential, industrial and commercial proper… Read More