Florida Real Estate Attorneys

Serving Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties

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Real estate law covers a wide range of issues, many of which can surprise even the most astute home seller, home buyer or business owner. When you sell your valuable real estate,  purchase a home for your family, or perform due diligence upon a commercial facility for your business, having a Board Certified Real Estate Attorney expert assisting you is essential to navigate the complexities of Real Estate Contracts,  title insurance, property inspection reports, surveys, mortgage loans, Property Owner Associations, Condominium Associations, Country Clubs, Escrow Agreements, Wire Transfer Fraud, Building Permits, zoning regulations and more.

Closing Disclosures, Closing Documents, Settlement Statements, Final Walk Through Inspections, Insufficient Repairs, and attending the Closing, can leave you vulnerable to last minute surprises and liabilities, if you are proceeding without adequate representation.

That is where Curtis Shenkman, Board Certified Real Estate Attorney and the seasoned  real estate professionals of Smith, Gaskill & Shenkman comes in to protect your valuable interests .

We have a long history of assisting individuals and businesses with the legal aspects of real estate transactions, including:

  • Negotiation, drafting and review of Contracts and other Contract documents
  • Reviewing Property Inspection & Due Diligence Reports; Advising as to repairs &/or credits for repairs.
  • Searching Title and preparing title insurance commitments
  • Ordering and reviewing Boundary Surveys
  • Ordering and reviewing Municipal Lien Reports and advising regarding Open &/or Expired Building Permits, and other Lien Report issues.
  • Advising regarding lender’s Closing Disclosures, Loan Closing Charges, Loan Conditions and the Loan Closing Documents
  • Preparation &/or review of Deed, Closing Documents and conducting the Closings

We have represented a wide range of parties to real estate transactions, including:

  • Sellers
  • Buyers
  • Realtors
  • Lenders
  • Mortgage brokers
  • Landlords
  • Tenants
  • Builders and developers
  • Associations

This variety of experience arms us with in-depth knowledge of the legal issues affecting real estate transactions, ownership, and use. We understand the concerns, perspectives and priorities of everyone involved, and how to communicate effectively with all parties to achieve the best possible result for our clients.

We also understand that clients come to us with varying concerns and varying degrees of knowledge. We make it our business to understand your needs and concerns, answer any questions you might have, and anticipate the questions you may not know to ask.

Teamwork and Technology Streamline Our Practice

Our integrated approach to real estate practice ensures service that is efficient, accurate, and personal. The Smith, Gaskill & Shenkman real estate team of attorneys, paralegals and administrative has worked together for more than 30 years. Our long-term experience as a team, streamlined processes, and strategic use of legal technology allow us to quickly deliver customized, carefully-reviewed documents that protect your interests.

We are TITLE AGENCY specialists and title insurance agents for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, eliminating the need to seek out a separate provider and coordinate efforts as you prepare for closing.

Experienced Leadership Counts

Partner Curtis L. Shenkman heads up our real estate law division. Attorney Shenkman has decades of experience in real estate law, and has been certified by the Florida Bar Association as a Board Certified Real Estate Attorney since 1992.