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Modesto Real Estate Litigation Attorneys Handle Disputes

Unfortunately, not all real estate transactions go smoothly. As a result, disputes may surface regarding contract rights and property. For example, a contract can be breached, resulting in monetary damages. Additionally, a disclosure report can be misrepresented or funds may be mismanaged. Since there are usually many parties involved across multiple industries, real estate litigation can be costly and time consuming. Disputes can involve contractors, owners, lenders, investors as well as commercial and residential tenants. Modesto real estate litigation attorneys can help protect your best interests.

The Modesto real estate litigation attorneys at Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger understand the nuances of California’s laws. For over a decade, we have helped with a wide range of real estate disputes. From construction and design defects to land use and zoning, our firm has the resources and commitment to construct a strong case that meets your objectives. We focus on mitigating risk, reducing cost and saving time with creative and effective resolutions.

What Disputes Can a Real Estate Lawyer Resolve?

Generally, Modesto real estate litigation attorneys can help with almost any aspect of a dispute involving property. For instance, there may be a misunderstanding over terms in a contract- an attorney can help you avoid this problem. Furthermore, terms can become murky if you are simultaneously facing a divorce or impending separation involving property. Fortunately, qualified Modesto real estate litigation attorneys can help you with these legal impasses. The sooner you contact a Modesto attorney, the better your chances of quietly and quickly settling your dispute.

Some common disputes we can help you with involve, but are not limited to:

  • Quiet Title: Generally, quiet title lawsuits can resolve issues involving deeds, liens, ownership disputes and mortgage problems. If someone owns a title to real estate property that is yours, a quiet title claim can resolve the dispute.
  • Development: A way to protect your real estate transaction is to draft a solid developer agreement. These documents can define the rights and usage of property. As a result, you can avoid costly litigation or a compromised investment.
  • Adverse Possession: Also known as “squatter’s rights,” individuals can use adverse possession to legally transfer property. Ultimately, adverse protection claims require an individual to live on a property for five years. Additionally, they must pay taxes and maintain the property.
  • Commercial Lease Disputes: Unfortunately, commercial lease disputes do happen. These disputes may involve proximity to a historic landmark or a large anchored tenant.

Why Do I Need a Modesto Real Estate Litigation Attorney?

Every property dispute is unique, presenting its own set of challenges. For example, a boundary dispute could result in you losing part or all of an asset you paid for — or details about your property’s zoning could have a negative impact on your investment. As a result, you can lose out on potential benefits by taking a standard approach. Modesto real estate litigation attorneys are professional and creative problem solvers who possess extensive knowledge in the field of property law. By hiring a local real estate attorney, you can minimize risk while also maximizing your investment.

Brokers, agents and other entities can miss important details. A good property lawyer will build a strong case by utilizing their knowledge and discovering legal theories that may be unexpected by the other party. Qualified Modesto attorneys will discover real and potential issues before they happen. Furthermore, experienced professionals will fight for your best interests, with or without going to trial. As a result, a real estate litigation lawyer can save you time and money.

Real Estate Dispute? Contact Our Modesto Real Estate Litigation Attorneys

Is a government or private entity challenging your title? Are you unhappy with details of a development or other contract? Are you facing problems with your real estate transaction or asset? An experienced property lawyer can help.

Unfortunately, California’s real estate law is complex. What may seem like an easy and favorable investment could end up costing you in the long run. As a result, it is in your best interest to contact a Modesto attorney who can protect your rights. The Modesto real estate litigation attorneys at Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger believe you deserve the best protection possible. Our firm can help you mitigate taxes and work to maximize your investment.


In a consultation, our lawyers can tell you what risks may exist and give you an overview of potential solutions. Call our firm at (209) 340-1110 or contact us through our website today to schedule a consultation today.


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