In about one-half of the states lawyers are still critically involved in all major steps in the transfer of real estate. Since 1963, Indiana has defined much of the normal transfer of residential real estate as outside the practice of law. Realtors handle the offers for purchase as well as closings. Usually there is no problem. When a problem arises between the buyer and the seller it is time to bring an attorney in to help solve the problems.
At Peterson Waggoner & Perkins, LLP, we have over 15 years experience representing boards of realtors and handling USDA Farmer's Home Administration loan closings in excess of 25 million.
Land surveys are critical to the successful ownership of real estate. Survey issues also create concerns in settling boundary line disputes. We regularly deal with survey issues for our clients.
Abstracts of Title and Title Insurance
Title insurance policies have taken a dominant role in assuring purchasers of clear title or remedy in the event of a title dispute. The attorneys at Peterson & Waggoner have over 30 years experience in abstract of title review, and are familiar with the title history of many tracts of land around Fulton County.
Construction Contracts and Mechanics Liens
At Peterson Waggoner & Perkins, LLP, we have represented owners and contractors in resolving construction disputes, preparing construction agreements, and litigating mechanic lien problems.
Commercial Real Estate
Our experience in working with commercial properties in Fulton County and surrounding counties can help an owner or contractor avoid many problems before they occur.
Zoning and Development
We are experienced in the local issues of zoning and real estate development. Numerous subdivisions, tract splits, re-plats of land and zoning map amendments have been handled over the years.