Real Estate

Real estate transactions and the issues they present encompass vast and overlapping areas of the law. From property law to contract interpretation to insurance law, real estate attorneys must possess expertise in many other areas of the law, as well as have access to the local resources required to finalize or enforce a deal. Ortale Kelley’s real estate attorneys represent a broad range of clients across the state of Tennessee and across the borders of Tennessee into other Southeastern states.

Ortale Kelley real estate attorneys will work with you on any issue involved in your real estate process, from drafting and negotiating contracts to zoning issues. Our attorneys are not only able to represent our clients in residential and commercial transactions, but also have the skills to litigate disputes that arise during the real estate process. Ortale Kelley attorneys act as agents for most of the major title insurance underwriters for transactions involving real property in Tennessee. Our knowledge of the complex nature of the real estate industry allows our attorneys to handle issues swiftly and effectively, allowing our client to focus on the transaction at hand. Our approach is to provide our clients with creative solutions to their legal issues, regardless of the size of the transaction or the size of the client.

Because Ortale Kelley is a full-service law firm, our real estate attorneys may draw upon the experience and knowledge of other Ortale Kelley attorneys in the following practice areas:

  • Coverage, foreclosure, and quite title actions
  • Commercial and residential real estate transactions
  • Planning, structure, preparation, and review of legal and title documents
  • Financing, purchasing/selling, leasing, land use, and zoning issues
  • Negotiation and preparation of leasing documents and enforcement
  • Creditors’ rights issues, including foreclosures of commercial and residential properties
  • Negotiating and preparing forbearance and workout agreements
  • Sophisticated multi-state real estate transactions
  • Lease and contract disputes
  • Insurance and indemnity issues
  • Professional liability claims that arise against realtors, contractors, and developers
  • Title insurance and escrow services through our real estate title and escrow department