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Real Estate

Focusing on Real Estate Transactions, including Residential and Commercial Settlements

Buying and selling property can be a complex and confusing process. The attorneys at Pesner Altmiller Melnick DeMers & Steele understand both the legal intricacies and the practical applications of real estate in today's market. We know that attention to detail can make or break a transaction so we watch for pitfalls along the way and take proactive steps to resolve problems early to keep the process on track. Whether buying your first home, adding to your portfolio of investment properties, refinancing, purchasing a commercial property or anything in between, let Pesner Altmiller Melnick DeMers & Steele ensure a smooth process from start to finish.

We are experienced in the following areas:

  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Settlements

  • Residential and Commercial Leasing

  • §1031 Exchanges

  • Contract Negotiation

  • Drafting and Interpretation for Sales & Purchases, New Construction, Remodeling, and Additions

  • Financing of Real Estate Purchases

  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes

  • Title Issues and Curing of Title Defects

  • Lender Representation

  • Easements and Rights of Way


Whatever your real estate matter is let our firm demonstrate to you why their attorneys have the reputation as some of the best in Northern Virginia.

Specialized Services

Land Development: Pesner Altmiller Melnick DeMers & Steele has a proven track record of working with developers to navigate the process of subdividing property, negotiating & creating easements, covenants and conditions. We also can assist in the creation and maintenance of homeowner's associations, including handling the preparation of resale packages. Finally, Pesner Altmiller Melnick DeMers & Steele has experience acting as a Mechanic’s Lien Agent and processing construction draw requests for client’s who are building.

Representing Parties to Transactions: Whether or not you have a real estate agent representing you, and whether you are buying, selling, refinancing, or leasing, the attorneys at Pesner Altmiller Melnick DeMers & Steele can provide independent legal representation for you in the transaction. They can prepare contracts, review contracts, provide legal advice to you while the transaction is pending, prepare or review the Deed and other necessary documents, and attend or handle the settlement for you.

DPOR/NVAR: Our attorneys have represented Real Estate Professionals in conjunction with consumer complaints, commission arbitration, and ethical responsibilities. If you find yourself in this kind of situation, let us represent your interests before the DPOR or NVAR.

Titling of Property: When acquiring property as a company, corporation, or through a co-ownership or prenuptial agreement, selecting the right way to take title can be a daunting task. Our attorneys know the legal and business ramifications of this decision and can advise and guide you through the process.

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