Real Estate Transactional, Zoning, & Land Use Disputes and Litigation

Commercial & Residential Real Estate Lawyer Serving Biloxi Mississippi

Since the founding of Rushing & Guice over a century ago, we have evolved with the changing local real estate market on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In addition to our deep experience with zoning and land use laws and regulations, we have historically assisted clients with compliance issues regarding a complex body of local, state, and national environmental laws.

Sometimes real estate transactions do not progress smoothly requiring strategies, such as litigation, to resolve zoning, land use, and environmental issues, as well as disputes arising between parties to a real estate transaction. Rushing & Guice is here to help you resolve these disputes quickly and cost-effectively.

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Real Estate Litigation Attorneys in Mississippi

Real estate transactions are complex, as are land use, zoning, and environmental issues that arise from the development and proposed changes to the current use of property. Rushing & Guice is available to assist our clients with all their real estate litigation needs:

  • Adverse possession
  • Boundary disputes
  • Correction of deeds
  • Enforcement of deed restrictions
  • Eviction proceedings and other landlord/tenant issues
  • Foreclosures
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Partition actions
  • Real estate contract disputes
  • Reformation of deeds
  • Removal of clouds on title
  • Title defects, disputes, and searches
  • Zoning applications and disputes

Why do I need a real estate attorney?

Navigating real estate transactions in Mississippi demands careful consideration, and at Rushing & Guice, PLLC, our real estate attorneys understand the nuanced landscape of the state. If you’re wondering why you need a real estate attorney in Mississippi, consider the following insights:

While a realtor plays a vital role in buying or selling a home, the complexities of real estate transactions often require legal expertise that goes beyond a realtor’s scope. When complications arise, especially involving out-of-state transactions, undisclosed liens, or tenant disputes, having a real estate attorney becomes invaluable. Our attorneys are adept at handling these situations, providing crucial advice on issues such as insurance policies.In Mississippi, the role of a real estate attorney extends beyond the transaction itself. We prioritize your interests, ensuring that legal complexities are addressed, and potential issues are preemptively mitigated. By choosing a real estate attorney at Rushing & Guice, PLLC, you’re securing a partner committed to guiding you through the intricacies of real estate transactions in Mississippi, offering both expertise and flexibility in the process.

Property & Real Estate Litigation Services

We work with developers, owners, property managers, tenants, financial institutions, and investors in all types of transactions from routine purchase agreements to complicated development plans. We assist clients with a wide range of commercial real estate needs, including:

  • Build-outs
  • Buying and selling
  • Construction financing
  • Development contracts
  • Property management agreements
  • Purchase financing
  • Retail and industrial properties
  • Zoning

For those involved in residential transactions, we provide the sound guidance, meticulous review and careful drafting of documents required to make sure that your investment and interests are protected. We work closely with many area real estate brokers and lenders and assist with securing the necessary financing.

Additionally, Rushing & Guice provides title insurance services to our clients and lenders. As an agent for Chicago Title, we have extensive experience in the issuance of title policies, the analysis of various underwriting risks, and the curative actions necessary to obtain clear title.

But, sometimes, things do not go right.

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What is Real Estate Litigation?

Sometimes even the most meticulous document drafting cannot prevent conflict between the parties to a real estate transaction. Real estate litigation is any type of dispute arising out of real property, often involving a contractual or anticipated or actual ownership interest in real property. Real estate litigation might arise from a dispute during the acquisition or sale of property, or it could be a dispute arising out of ownership or contractual rights in a property. Real estate litigation can also arise from zoning, land use, or environmental issues associated with use or changed use of property.

Anyone with an interest in a piece of real property—a homeowner, buyer, seller, tenant, landlord, condo association, developer, lender—might require the services of experienced litigators to resolve ownership or use issues connected to that property.

When is Real Estate Litigation Necessary?

When purchasing a new residence, property for a business, buying a condominium, or leasing commercial space, you should consult with experienced real estate transactional lawyers to minimize the risks of future litigation. We offer our clients a full range of real estate transactional services so that contracts reflect the true substance of the parties’ negotiations and protect everyone’s rights. However, sometimes things do not go right, and litigation is needed to protect your financial and real estate interests. This is where Rushing & Guice, with over one hundred years of experience, knows the laws and practices of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, so that your case can be managed to resolve quickly and decisively.

Boundary Disputes, Title Defect Claims, and Property Rights

Mississippi’s rich land resources—cropland, woodlands, pasture, urban, suburban, and rural communities—each present unique opportunities for development and conflict. Conflicts arise in real estate over boundaries, title defect claims, property rights, and the respective rights of property owners and the owners of easements or mineral rights in the land. Our clients get fearless representation that aims to resolve conflicts quickly and economically. We work for our clients to minimize distraction from their business goals.

Real Estate Disputes and Litigation

Whether it is a conflict during sale negotiations or a disagreement between neighboring homeowners over access, easements, or encroachments, real estate disputes can develop in a wide variety of circumstances. We work hard to help our clients resolve these issues in a timely, cost-effective manner so they can move forward with their lives and begin enjoying their property. We provide effective representation in all manner of real estate disputes, including:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Construction Litigation
  • Disputes with Homeowners’ or Subdivision Associations
  • Foreclosures
  • Insurance Matters
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Partitions
  • Title Disputes

Rushing & Guice, P.L.L.C: Mississippi and Gulf Coast Real Estate Litigation Lawyers

At Rushing & Guice, experienced, aggressive, and innovative legal services on the Gulf Coast are a phone call away. Call us at (228) 374-2313 or fill out our online form to arrange for a limited initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you, and look forward to the opportunity to serve as your attorneys.

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