Real Estate Representation

The attorneys in our law firm are experienced in handling various real estate matters including residential and commercial acquisitions, sale and lease transactions, and blighted properties.

Residential Real Estate Representation

We are happy to help you in the purchase of your personal real estate. Michael DeMarco and Kiersten Lane work closely with many real estate agents and are able to attend the closing with our clients.

DeMarco, Negle & Lane, LLP also serves as Approved Attorney for Old Republic National Title
Insurance Company in real estate title matters. An example of the types of documents and work involved in real estate closings representation can be found in our real estate closing checklist.

In addition to the above, we regularly assist our clients in drafting and recording Right of Way Agreements and Easement Agreements; and we are also experienced in oil and gas lease negotiations and have successfully represented many individuals in need of Quiet Title actions.

Commercial Real Estate Representation

The attorneys at DeMarco, Negle & Lane, LLP are experienced in the representation of clients in commercial real estate transactions, including purchase and sale; Section 1031 Exchanges and reverse exchanges; due diligence which includes title services, inspections and environmental matters, easements and right of way agreements, and oil, gas and mineral rights.

Blighted Properties

Governor Tom Corbett signed the Land Bank Act into effect October of 2012 (PA Act 153) enabling all counties and municipalities with populations of 10,000 or more, and consortiums of smaller municipalities to create land banks, and over the past decade, Pennsylvania has expanded the tools available to local governments to fight blight. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is helping provide information on land banks and other tools to return blighted and vacant properties to productive use.

Partner, Kiersten Lane was instrumental in bringing the first Allegheny County Conservatorship case to closing, and was mentioned in this PCRG article by Sarah Slater “First Conservatorship Cases Conclude in Pittsburgh”.

Here is a link to the Allegheny County Vacant Property Recovery Program.

More info on Pennsylvania’s Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act.

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