Real Estate & Property Disputes

Assisting Clients in Real Estate Transactions

The attorneys of Hinkfuss, Sickel, Petitjean & Wieting represent buyers and sellers in residential, commercial and industrial real estate transactions. Whether you are a first time homebuyer, business owner, real estate investor or a developer, our firm’s attorneys are ready and able to assist you in your real estate dealings. Our capable and experienced attorneys can draft and review listing contracts, offers to purchase and closing documents to ensure that your real estate transaction proceeds smoothly. In drafting and reviewing offers to purchase, our attorneys will ensure that appropriate contingencies are included to protect our clients’ interests moving forward. We review contract terms and conditions with our clients so that our clients understand the importance and effect of hold-harmless clauses, inspection contingencies, financing contingencies, disclosure requirements, fraudulent representation clauses and mediation or arbitration requirements. We review all documents to make certain that the real estate transaction complies with local and state property and environmental rules. In specific regard to the development of vacant, commercial or industrial property, we identify zoning, environmental and shoreland issues that may be of concern. With any real estate transaction, as the closing date approaches, our attorneys can draft and prepare any necessary documents needed to complete the closing, including deeds and transfer returns, and are also willing to attend the final closing with the client.

Assisting Clients in Real Estate Disputes and Boundary Issues

The experienced attorneys of Hinkfuss, Sickel, Petitjean & Wieting also regularly counsel and represent clients dealing with quiet title actions, adverse possession claims, boundary disputes, easement issues, zoning and land use issues. We understand that your land is unique and important to you and we help individuals and businesses enforce their ownership and property rights. We have successfully represented clients in adverse possession actions, have helped clients enforce easement rights and have quieted title in favor of our clients. If the ownership of your property is being threatened, or if you are seeking to enforce property ownership rights you believe you are entitled to, please call the attorneys at Hinkfuss, Sickel, Petitjean & Wieting so that we can help you protect your property rights.

Real Estate Practice Areas

The law office of Hinkfuss, Sickel, Petitjean & Wieting represents homebuyers, home sellers, home owners, contractors, businesses and real estate developers in regard to the following kinds of issues:

  • Listing contracts
  • Offers to purchase
  • Counter-offers
  • Preparation of closing documents, including deeds and transfer returns
  • Drafting condominium documents
  • Enforcement of property rights
  • Breach of contract
  • Adverse possession
  • Easements and prescriptive easements
  • Boundary disputes
  • Partition actions
  • Zoning, land use and other regulatory matters