Real estate law is a necessity in North Idaho’s physical and economic landscape, particularly with the high rates of property sales in our area. The legal services run the gamut from easements to leases, construction contracts to purchase agreements, simple land divisions to major residential developments. The lawyers at Berg, McLaughlin & Nelson understand that real estate law is complicated because it involves so many legal disciplines.
Many real estate disputes involve a mix of contract law and equitable (fairness) remedies. Some of the law is statutory but much of it derives from what’s called the “common law” — law developed through many court cases. Layered on the legal and equitable law is a body of administrative (regulatory) law at the local, state and even federal level.
Consequently, the lawyers at Berg, McLaughlin & Nelson work as a legal team to think through potential litigation issues when drafting real estate documents. The firm’s goal is to produce well-crafted contracts, deeds and other instruments that will stand up in court, and to apply what the firm has learned in its transactional work to help the litigators better prepare a case for trial.