Real Estate & Land Use
Nashville Real Estate lawyers with a proven track record and focus on land use. Need help with residential or commercial property? We have you covered.
At Collins Legal, our inception is rooted in real estate. Because of our roots, we know that real estate is not just about houses. It’s also about land use. That’s why we work with both residential and commercial property owners to offer the best legal advice from our Nashville-based team of lawyers.
We are the Nashville Real Estate lawyers for Collins Legal. We help you acquire and protect property, assist in the sale or accumulation of wealth, manage any liability and provide a comprehensive suite of legal services tailored to real estate clients. Our firm is focused on your success.
Our Real Estate Services
When it comes to Zoning Regulations, you need a law firm that isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves. Sometimes the difference in your zoning issue, it the fight the attorney is willing to put up. We aren’t’ afraid to fight. We have even been known to hold the Metro government in contempt if they break their own rules. Our firm has a wealth of experience representing property owners, home builders and developers, as well as short term rental operators, large businesses, and homeowners’ associations in navigating state and local land use and zoning laws that restrict the use of property. We deal with the Metro Nashville Council on a regular basis and are extremely experienced in working with members of that body in order to accomplish the goals of our clients.
The closing of a real estate transaction requires a quite a bit of coordinated effort from the buyers, agents, sellers, and loan officers. Once the Contract is signed laying out and the basic price, closing date and other terms, the real work begins.
Following the Contract signing, a title search, a title commitment, a closing protection letter and other financial information is required. Buyers must also work to conduct a property inspection. A Nashville real estate closing attorney will generally assist the client with all of these matters.
Finally, at the closing the parties will need to execute documents such as a deed, loan agreement, deed of trust, closing disclosures, and settlement statement. These papers need to be prepared for signing on the closing date. The exact amount of funds necessary to finalize the purchase and pay for any outstanding items such as mortgage pay-offs and financing costs must be calculated beforehand and brought to the closing.
Our firm also has an extensive practice before the Metro Nashville Board of Zoning Appeals, Metro Nashville Short Term Rental Board, Planning Commission, Historic Zoning Commission, Beer Board and other regulatory bodies. We frequently appear before the board representing our clients both in requesting permits and objecting to permits requested by others which have an adverse impact on the target property.
Our Firm routinely creates Horizontal Property Regimes for builders. The firm also works on large projects including residential and commercial subdivisions, specific plan development, and planned developments. Often, these types of projects require important discussions between the property owners and members of the staff, either at the Metro Nashville Council or the Metro Nashville Planning Commission.
Non-Split & Split Closings
What to Expect
We are a crucial component of our clients’ decision-making teams. Being at the table with our clients as they make decisions – big and small – ensures their assets and interests are protected. Our clients remain on the offensive, always controlling their interests and their narrative, because we forecast, plan and guard against what could put them on the defensive.
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Collins Legal delivers sound legal solutions for companies. We’ve developed a successful track record and have experience in:
- Business Law
- Corporate Law
- General Litigation
Entrepreneurs & Start-ups
We love entrepreneurs and start-ups. We solve your problems, protect your assets and reputation, help you build wealth, and turn your ideas into reality. The advantage to working with Collins Legal is the strength of our ideas and our dedication to successfully executing winning legal strategies.
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Promoting and protecting clients’ best interests is at the forefront of Collins Legal’s objectives.