REAL ESTATE AND TITLE AGENCY
Thompson, Dunlap & Heydinger, Ltd. has extensive experience in virtually all aspects of the real estate transactional practice, including the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and sale of all forms of improved and unimproved real property. Our clients include real estate developers, real estate leasing and operating companies, lending institutions, property managers, and real estate brokers and sales professionals. Our attorneys represent clients involved in like-kind exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. The firm also handles the negotiation and drafting of all manner of real estate transaction documents, including purchase agreements, commercial and residential land installment agreements (land contracts), commercial and residential lease agreements, mortgages, easements, licenses and unique shared use agreements (e.g., well agreements, shared wall agreements).
Our attorneys have experience drafting and negotiating all types of construction contracts, design contracts and related documents, including standard industry forms produced by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We regularly represent owners, general contractors and trade subcontractors in all manner of construction related transactions.
Our firm provides representation for clients in hearings and other proceedings involving licensing, zoning, planning, annexation and land use issues. The firm also has experience in a wide range of conflicts involving real estate, including partition actions, mechanicís lien issues, quiet title actions, eminent domain proceedings and all manner of contractual disputes.
The firmís attorneys regularly appear in proceedings as local counsel, attending hearings and judicial sales in foreclosure proceedings and other matters involving real property.
In addition to the above services, attorneys in the firm are agents of Chicago Title Insurance Company. The agency relationship with Chicago Title Insurance Company has been continuing since 1984. These attorneys provide title company services to meet all of our clientís title insurance, closing and escrow needs. We also regularly provide preliminary judicial reports and final judicial reports to assist parties involved in foreclosure proceedings.