Webber & Thies

Real Estate Law

Our lawyers are proud of the varied real estate projects and transactions with which it has been involved. The firm provides broad representation, with the goal of assuring consideration of the many concerns and implications involved in real estate transactions. In addition, they are active in matters of real estate litigation, as well as in matters to be resolved by alternative dispute resolution procedures. Some of the specific areas in which we practice are as follows:

Residential and commercial development. All types of development, including matters relating to individual parcels, subdivisions, zoning, annexations, pre-annexation agreements and related governmental requirements and benefits.

Environmental. Various environmental matters, including issues relating to development, land use, and remediation; as well as environmental issues relating to the purchase, operation and sale of real estate.

Transactions. All real estate transactions, including transfers of residential property, commercial property and industrial property; matters from individual sales to multi-parcel transactions and mergers and acquisitions; and matters relating to due diligence and issues relating to the quality of title.

Power and alternative power. Projects involving the development of power plants and alternative power facilities, such as peaker plants, ethanol plants and wind driven power production.

Construction disputes. Commercial and residential construction mediation, arbitration and litigation; matters relating to the application of the Prevailing Wage Act and issues relating to construction quality and conformance.

Mechanic's liens and other issues of title. Matters relating to the pursuit and defense of mechanic's liens, as well as other issues of title such as merchantability of title, lending transactions, title policy matters, boundary disputes and other issues relating to the quality of title.

Construction contracts. Conformation of standard form construction contracts and general conditions to the individual case at hand, as well as the drafting and negotiation of construction documentation which is unique to any particular site.

Real estate tax representation. Real estate tax appeals, including both appeals of the level of assessment for residential, general commercial, shopping center, energy production and computer data properties and also appeals relating to tax exemptions of all qualified facilities.

Richard L. Thies
David C. Thies
Phillip R. Van Ness