Real Estate Law


With years of experience navigating the real estate market in both up markets and down, the lawyers of Divelbiss & Wilkinson understand what it takes to be successful in this area of law. Our Real Estate practice covers a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisition and sale, financing, development, leasing, land use, and litigation.


Divelbiss & Wilkinson assists clients in the evaluation and due diligence essential to the acquisition and sale of commercial, industrial and residential property. Our attorneys effectively negotiate and document the terms and conditions of purchase-sale agreements on behalf of individuals and business owners. In addition to transaction documents, we negotiate and prepare letters of intent, financing documents, LLC and ownership agreements, joint venture and development agreements, as well as other ancillary agreements.

Commercial Leasing:

Divelbiss & Wilkinson counsels landlords and tenants with regard to their commercial leasing matters. Our attorneys understand the interests of lenders, landlords and tenants in leasing transactions. We use this knowledge to draft and negotiate commercial leases for office, retail and warehouse/industrial space. Throughout lease negotiations, we help clients meet their immediate needs while understanding and anticipating the day-to-day impact of their negotiated lease terms.


Divelbiss & Wilkinson represents buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in their negotiations with financial institutions and Private Lenders. Whether for acquisition funding or refinancing, appropriate financial structures are crucial to the success of real estate transactions and business operations. Therefore, we carefully review financing documents to properly assess risks to change contract terms to lending terms and conditions are fair and will achieve our clients’ short-term and long-term goals.


Divelbiss & Wilkinson works with clients to limit their exposure to legal and financial liabilities. However, when controversies arise, we are prepare to advise our clients as to the best course of resolution.  Our team of attorneys have experience handing real estate contract disputes, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, title and boundary disputes, as well as disputes among property owners. Our attorneys also are well-versed in construction lien and payment disputes, having represented general contractors and subcontractors for many years.