Real Estate

Our real estate attorneys handle all types of transactions, including the purchase, sale and financing of residential and commercial real estate.

Our real estate attorneys handle all types of transactions, including the purchase, sale and financing of residential and commercial real estate. With sophisticated experience, our real estate partners counsel clients across all levels of real estate, from single lot purchases to land leases for major commercial sites for Fortune 500 companies.


Our real estate attorneys also handle litigation in all courts involving partition actions, real property disputes, easements, quiet title actions and zoning appeals.

Sale, Purchase and Finance of Residential Real Estate

At Gilmore, Rees & Carlson, our focus is on protecting our client’s interests during all stages of your real estate transaction. We help clients throughout the entire sale and purchase process from receiving an offer, inspections, purchase and sale agreement through to closing. Whether our client is a first time homebuyer looking for step-by-step guidance in the purchasing and financing process, or a homeowner seeking help in the sale of their most important asset, our real estate attorneys have the knowledge and skill to navigate our clients successfully through the process. Clients rely upon our real estate attorneys to address any issues that may arise during a transaction, whether simple, complex or downright unique.

Commercial Transactions

Our experienced commercial real estate attorneys assist clients in documenting and closing purchase, construction and refinance transactions involving commercial funding.


During the commercial lending process, we help clients to identify risks related to entity structure, collateralization, permitting, use and closing. By proactively addressing these areas, we are able to help our clients smoothly move their projects forward towards completion.

Permitting, Zoning & Development

When our clients need approvals or relief from local planning and zoning boards, our real estate attorneys provide outstanding representation. We provide advice and representation in a wide range of land use applications, including all aspects of permitting, zoning and development. We represent clients before a variety of town boards in connection with subdivision plans, conversions, variances and other miscellaneous approvals our land use and development clients require to complete their projects.


Working with town boards requires strong communication skills, diligence and legal acumen. We deftly manage this often- complex process on behalf of our commercial real estate clients, helping them to reach a successful outcome furthering their objectives. In the past we have assisted clients in obtaining approvals for several multi-lot subdivisions, condominium developments and zoning changes.


The strength of lease terms is the key to optimizing the return on investment property. Our real estate attorneys have significant experience negotiating commercial leases for businesses, including ground leases for the development of retail shopping centers, restaurants and gas stations.


In addition to commercial leasing, our attorneys handle a range of residential leasing matters related to investment and rental properties. Our attorneys prepare residential leasing documents and advise on compliance issues. We provide practical tools and advice on how to succeed as a landlord and protect your real estate investment.

Property Disputes

Our real estate attorneys help investors and owners of real estate properties with a wide range of legal issues. We successfully represent clients in matters such as boundary disputes, encroachments, clearing clouds on titles and adverse possession actions. We walk our clients through the process of identifying and addressing the specific issues and concerns. We always propose a range of feasible and cost effective options for the best possible resolution of their disputes. Our team helps clients pursue all potential remedies, including court involvement, to come to a prompt and complete closure of their matters.