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13153 North Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 115, Tampa, Florida 33618-2410

Real Estate Law in Florida

Experienced Tampa real estate lawyer

Real estate and foreclosure attorney Joseph R. Kalish applies his extensive knowledge about property rights, real estate issues, finance and business to all areas of real estate law. With 42 years of experience in real estate law, he can help you with:

•    Residential home sales transactions
•    Commercial property sales transactions
•    Homeowners associations
•    Condominium law
•    Landlord-tenant disputes
•    Evictions
•    Foreclosures
•    Real estate contracts
•    Eminent domain
•    Zoning, land-use and building permits
•    Boundary and easement disputes
•    Title disputes

Real estate transaction attorney

From offer to sale, he handles all aspects of buying and selling real estate and construction, so that you can feel confident about a smooth and precise transaction. He can:

•    Draft or review your sales contract
•    Negotiate real estate agreements
•    Review your lending documents
•    Search and clear title
•    Analyze your deal and rectify potential problems
•    Handle land use, zoning and permitting
•    Conduct your real estate closing

Real estate litigation attorney

Real estate litigation requires substantial knowledge about property laws and civil litigation, as well as a dynamic courtroom presence. Joseph R. Kalish possesses the specialized knowledge necessary to successfully litigate your real estate disputes.

Real estate negotiation

Some disputes are better solved outside of the courtroom. An effective negotiator, attorney Kalish guides negotiations to protect your interests. By retaining an experienced mediator to strategize during the contract negotiation process, you can often prevent disputes from arising at a later stage in the real estate transaction. This can save time, costs and frustration.

Saving your home from wrongful foreclosure

You worked hard to purchase your dream home. When unexpected circumstances occur that put your home at risk of foreclosure, you can take crucial steps to ensure your lender complies with its legal duties. Attorney Kalish has been protecting homes from foreclosure for 42 years. He combines innovative strategies with fierce determination to defend your right to keep your home. When selling your home presents the better option, he guides you toward the most advantageous situation. Some ways he can help you include:

  • Foreclosure defense
  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Mortgage modification
  • Loan forbearance
  • Short sale guidance and preparation
  • Deeds in lieu of foreclosure

Foreclosure defense strategies

He fights banks to protect your home from wrongful foreclosure by challenging the legality of the proceedings. If necessary, he can help you file a Chapter 13 petition to stop the foreclosure action.

Mortgage modification

If your home has dropped in value to below your outstanding loan amount or you no longer can afford your monthly payments under your current mortgage, you may be eligible for a loan modification. He negotiates with the bank to have the terms of the original loan permanently changed to reduce payments to an amount you can afford.

Loan forbearance

Forbearance gives you a temporary reprieve from making payments on your loan while your lender agrees not foreclose on your home during the forbearance period. The arrangement can give you a much-needed break if you have fallen behind in your payments.

Short sale

During the real estate bubble, many homes were overvalued and mortgages issued that reflected the inflated price. Home values plummeted and now many homeowners owe more on their properties than they are worth. With no equity in their properties, these homeowners have found themselves stuck in a cycle of debt from which they cannot extricate themselves. A short sale allows you to sell your home for less than the amount you owe on the loan. The bank avoids the expense and time for foreclosure and you can walk away from the oppressive debt.

Contact an experienced real estate attorney

Call Joseph R. Kalish, P.A. at 888-902-3104 or contact him online to schedule your appointment.