Commercial Real Estate
Hammerle Finley’s real estate transaction practice includes a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including representation of landlord owners/developers and tenants in retail, office and industrial development and leasing, title and survey review and other due diligence, closing services, acquisition and disposition of developed and undeveloped land, development-related easements and agreements, homeowner association incorporation and governance documents such as declaration, deed restrictions, and restrictive covenants, and representation on both sides of real estate finance transactions. Additionally, Hammerle Finley is experienced with forming and setting up business entities for clients, whether real estate related or general corporate formation, and disputes between landlords and tenants.
Areas of Commercial Real Estate Practice:
- Purchase and Sale Agreements
- Contract Drafting, Review and Negotiation (Acquisition, Disposition, and/or Leasing)
- Title and Survey Review and Objections
- Curing Title Deficiencies
- Easements Drafting, Review and Negotiation (Access Between Adjacent Tracts of Land, and/or Utilities)
- Real Estate Finance Documentation Negotiation
- Due Diligence
- 1031 Exchanges
- Assisting with Residential Development Projects
- Establishing Homeowners Association Entity Documents and Drafting Deed Restrictions
- Assisting and Attending Closings
- Commercial, Retail, Office, and Industrial Leases (ground and space leasing)
- Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Residential Real Estate
Hammerle Finley’s real estate transaction practice also includes a wide range of residential real estate matters, including, representing buyers or sellers in residential real estate purchase or sale, closing services, house-flipping acquisitions/dispositions, and related real estate finance issues, and representation of landlords and tenants in residential leases. Additionally, Hammerle Finely is experienced with disputes between landlords and tenants, and buyers and sellers.
Areas of Residential Real Estate Practice:
- Review and Negotiation of Earnest Money/ Sale Agreements (with Realtors, Buyers, Sellers)
- Drafting “For Sale By Owner” Contracts
- Reviewing and Explaining Title Commitments (Coverage Benefits and Limitations)
- Assisting and Attending Closings
- Termination of Contract and Resolving Earnest Money Return Disputes
- Negotiation and Resolving Boundary Disputes (Between Neighbors, with HOA, Seller/Buyer)
Hammerle Finley has been advising clients on real estate issues for over thirty years. Our practice includes a wide range of commercial and residential real estate matters, including representation of landlords, owners, developers and tenants, title and survey review, acquisition and disposition of developed and undeveloped land, development-related easements and agreements, mineral interests, water rights, condemnation, homeowner association incorporation and governance documents such as declaration, deed restrictions, restrictive covenants, construction issues, foreclosures, boundary disputes, and loan agreements. We represent clients in transaction, arbitration and litigation matters.
Additionally, Hammerle Finley is experienced with forming and setting up business entities for clients, whether real estate related or general corporate formation.
Virginia Hammerle has practiced real estate law since 1982. She is a member of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel, is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has been designated a SuperLawyer (a Thompson Reuters designation) in Business Litigation from 2012-2018. Among her many cases, Ms. Hammerle has represented clients in litigation relating to title issues, oil & gas, boundary disputes, construction disputes, trespass, landlord-tenant, loan default and foreclosure. She has also has represented clients in numerous transaction matters.
For more than 40 years, Thad Finley has counseled clients in Real Estate and Business Law. Having served in both private practice and as general counsel, Thad has represented businesses and individuals in purchase and sale transactions, zoning, homeowner’s association matters, leasing issues, loan agreements, and survey issues. Mr. Finley’s clients have included banks, Fortune 500 companies, medium and small business entities and individuals.
Mark Mayer has more than 19 years’ experience representing clients on real estate transaction and litigation matters. He has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration, construction, and mechanics liens. He has drafted and negotiated leases, contracts for sale of residential and commercial property, loan documentation, loan workouts, construction and home improvement contracts. Mr. Mayer serves as a court-appointed Special Commissioner on condemnation cases in Denton County. His unique perspective helps him to advise clients on minimizing risks while pursuing growth.