Kavanagh Grumley & Gorbold, LLC

Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning

CLOSE THE DEAL WITH CONFIDENCE

Whether you are a veteran developer platting your thirtieth subdivision, newlyweds buying your first home, a novice investor selling your first rehabbed property, or an international company acquiring land for your business, your transaction is important to us because it is important to you. For purchases or sales big or small, we guide you through the process, warn you of risks and advise you of a course of action to minimize those risks. KG&G attorneys help you surmount obstacles and work through complications in order to successfully close your transaction.

Commercial Developments

We regularly represent commercial purchasers and developers on complex real estate transactions, including some exceeding $200 million in value. We work with developers and governmental bodies to secure zoning and entitlements, tax increment financing, real estate tax abatements, and retail sales tax abatements for their commercial and industrial developments.

Our attorneys have a working relationship with our local municipalities, which provides our developer clients with a head start in obtaining approval for their projects efficiently and for the benefit of the entire community. Our work for commercial developers and builders includes:

  • Sales and acquisitions
  • IRS Section 1031 exchanges
  • land use and zoning changes
  • annexation agreements
  • Declarations of Condominium
  • covenants and restrictions
  • easements
  • construction contracts
  • mechanics liens and mechanics lien defense
  • litigation related to any aspect of real estate development

Investors

Kavanagh, Grumley & Gorbold works with investors, large and small, who buy, sell, own, or manage real estate for profit. We assist landlords for both residential and commercial properties and businesses leasing property. We draft leases to comply with local ordinances and make lease enforcement easier. Our representation includes:

  • drafting and reviewing leases
  • drafting liens
  • lien foreclosures
  • sale and purchase of properties
  • 1031 exchanges
  • formation of limited liability companies and family limited partnerships for the acquisition and administration of real estate
  • enforcement of covenants and restrictions
  • forcible entry and detainer actions (evictions)
  • collection actions for rent or dues
  • other litigation related to real estate ownership, acquisition, or sale

Individuals and Residential Real Estate

Purchasing a home might be the biggest purchase you ever make. Selling the home where you raised your family may be the most emotional sale of your life. Whether buying or selling, let us help make the transaction as smooth as possible. KG&G attorneys answer your questions and advise you on each step of the transaction. Our services include:

  • review contracts and recommend changes if possible and advisable
  • negotiate repairs after inspections
  • obtain surveys and title commitments
  • request financing contingency extensions to protect your earnest money
  • terminate contracts where advisable or necessary
  • work with real estate agents and lenders
  • draft closing documents
  • review closing documents drafted by others
  • attend closing and explain documentation

In addition to purchases and sales of residential property, we represent parties in litigation over real property or earnest money. We file and defend quiet title, specific performance, declaratory judgment, and money judgment cases involving all types of real estate issues, including adverse possession, prescriptive easements, zoning and variance disputes, covenant and restriction enforcement, and encroachment claims. We also represent property owners in condemnation actions to ensure proper compensation and due process.

Protect your real estate investment with our knowledge and advice. For assistance with your property sale, purchase, development, or management in Will County and the southwest suburbs call Kavanagh Grumley & Gorbold at 815-727-4511 orĀ contact us online.