Real Estate Law
AWD LAW is Flagstaff's real estate law firm.

Property Purchase or Sales
Land Use and Zoning and Development Services
Landlord and Tenant Matters
Boundary and Title Disputes
Homeowner Associations
Condemnation and Eminent Domain
Easements
Contract Preparation and Review

AWD LAW is Flagstaff’s real estate law firm. AWD LAW real estate attorneys are pleased to assist purchasers, sellers, investors, entrepreneurs, and businesses of all sizes with real estate transactions and litigation.

Whether your case involves a multimillion dollar commercial real estate transaction or a heated residential property dispute, we can help.

We are Northern Arizona’s premier law firm. If you need to speak with a Northern Arizona Lawyer for any reason, contact us today at (928) 774-1478!

Flagstaff Office
123 N. San Francisco St. 3rd Floor
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Sedona Office
120 Soldiers Pass Rd
Sedona, Arizona 86336

(800) 774-1478

Property Purchase or Sales


Whether you are buying or selling a property, there are numerous considerations that go into any real estate transaction. Although Arizona law does not require you to obtain an attorney to draft and review property purchase and sale contracts, it is in your best interest to do so. Having a lawyer to represent your interests in real estate transactions may help prevent future disputes or ensure that any problems have clear and cost-efficient solutions.

The attorneys at AWD LAW can assist you in any property purchase or sales matter. Our real estate lawyers have represented clients all across Northern Arizona including in Flagstaff, Sedona, Williams, Winslow, Holbrook, Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Page. Our services include negotiating a favorable agreement, reviewing contracts and other legal documents, and conducting comprehensive title searches. We will ensure that you receive the best available advice and that your interests are protected.

We are Northern Arizona’s premier law firm. If you need to speak with a Northern Arizona Lawyer for any reason, contact us today at (928) 774-1478!

We can help you evaluate the circumstances you are dealing with and determine your best options for the most successful outcome possible.

Land Use and Zoning and Development Services


In Arizona, counties and municipalities have the power to regulate land use and zoning. It is important to familiarize yourself with the specific ordinances that govern your property. When purchasing or converting a property for commercial use, it is valuable to consult with an experienced attorney who is familiar with the zoning ordinances and rezoning, use permitting and variance processes in your area.

Perhaps your needs are more sophisticated and you seek advice on the formation of real estate ventures, the targeted acquisition of acreage, entitlement of that property for master planned development, development agreements with municipalities and counties, contracts for infrastructure improvements, development phasing, and the formation and governance of owners associations. AWD LAW has attorneys experienced in all aspects of development services.

AWD LAW has been serving Northern Arizona for over 40 years. Our real estate lawyers are familiar with the local laws and procedures regarding land use and zoning in various counties and municipalities, including Flagstaff, Sedona, Coconino County and Yavapai County. Whether you are starting a bed and breakfast or opening a retail store, our team has the experience necessary to assist you.

Helpful Resources:

Flagstaff City Code
Sedona City Code
Coconino County Ordinances
Yavapai County Ordinances

We are Northern Arizona’s premier law firm. If you need to speak with a Northern Arizona Lawyer for any reason, contact us today at (928) 774-1478!

We can help you evaluate the circumstances you are dealing with and determine your best options for the most successful outcome possible.

Landlord and Tenant Matters


 

Most people will form at least one landlord-tenant relationship throughout their lifetime. In Arizona, there are laws which define the rights and responsibilities of both residential and commercial landlords and tenants. Whether you are drafting a new rental agreement or are seeking to resolve a dispute, it is advisable to consult with an attorney regarding any landlord-tenant matter.

The lawyers at AWD LAW have experience with various landlord-tenant matters including those relating to:

  • Drafting and reviewing lease agreements
  • Short term and vacation rentals
  • Fair housing
  • Evictions

Whether you are seeking representation for a transactional matter or for litigation, our attorneys have the skill and knowledge necessary to assist you. When you hire AWD LAW, you can be assured that you will receive the highest level of service and the personal attention that you your matter needs.

We are Northern Arizona’s premier law firm. If you need to speak with a Northern Arizona Lawyer for any reason, contact us today at (928) 774-1478!

We can help you evaluate the circumstances you are dealing with and determine your best options for the most successful outcome possible.

Boundary and Title Disputes


 

Boundary and title disputes may arise when there is uncertainty about the exact location of a property line, a disagreement about the scope of an easement, or any other question about ownership or use of real property. Such disputes may be a result of various title defects, which may require extensive review of title history, including a search of deeds, wills and estates records, and liens that relate to the property. These disputes may also arise from a continuous use or possession of land without the permission of the owner.

There are various causes of action that address boundary and title disputes. These claims include:

  • Quiet Title
  • Trespass
  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary by Acquiescence
  • Prescriptive or Implied Easements

If you are involved in a boundary or title dispute, the lawyers at AWD LAW may be able to help. Our attorneys will work closely with you to understand all of the facts of your case and to help you determine the most effective and affordable course of action. Our team is experienced in representing both plaintiffs and defendants involved in property and boundary disputes, and we have the knowledge and skill required to obtain the best possible result for our clients.

We are Northern Arizona’s premier law firm. If you need to speak with a Northern Arizona Lawyer for any reason, contact us today at (928) 774-1478!

We can help you evaluate the circumstances you are dealing with and determine your best options for the most successful outcome possible.

Homeowner Associations


 

Homeowners associations, or HOAs, market, manage and sell properties within a residential subdivision, condominium or townhome project. These organization are governed by various documents including Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and the Board of Directors’ Resolutions. Arizona law regulates various aspects of HOA operations, including setting standards for formation, alteration, operation and control.

One of the primary roles of an HOA is to enforce the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, or CC&Rs, which control the use, appearance and maintenance of the properties which they govern. Homeowners who are bound by the CC&Rs may be subject to fines or other penalties for failure to comply. Homeowners also have certain rights to enforce the CC&Rs as well as to participate in the amendment process. Developers and homeowners each may require assistance when facing the moment the developer relinquishes control of a project to the owners.

Whether you are a real estate developer looking to form a Homeowners Association or you are a property owner in the midst of a dispute regarding your community’s CC&Rs, AWD LAW may be able to help. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

We are Northern Arizona’s premier law firm. If you need to speak with a Northern Arizona Lawyer for any reason, contact us today at (928) 774-1478!

We can help you evaluate the circumstances you are dealing with and determine your best options for the most successful outcome possible.

Condemnation and Eminent Domain


 

The Arizona Constitution grants power to the State to condemn private property for public use as long as it provides the property owner with just compensation. (Arizona Constitution, Art. 2, Sec. 17). A public use includes that which provides public access, promotes the public welfare or advances another legitimate governmental purpose. This power is referred to as “eminent domain.”

You have the right to contest a government taking. There are several grounds on which you can challenge the condemnation of your property. First, you may argue that the purpose for which they are condemning your land is not a legitimate public use. Second, you may argue that the amount they have offered to pay you for your property is not adequate compensation for your loss.

The attorneys at AWD LAW have represented individuals and businesses in Flagstaff, Sedona and other cities across Arizona who have faced condemnation of their private property. We can help you understand your legal options and ensure that your interests are vigorously represented.

We are Northern Arizona’s premier law firm. If you need to speak with a Northern Arizona Lawyer for any reason, contact us today at (928) 774-1478!

We can help you evaluate the circumstances you are dealing with and determine your best options for the most successful outcome possible.

Easements


 

An easement is a right to use someone’s land for a specific purpose without actually possessing the land. Unlike a license to use someone’s land, an easement is a right that you own and typically can transfer to another person. In Arizona, most real properties are subject to some form of easement. An easement can be created for various purposes including:

  • Creating, using and maintaining roads and driveways
  • Irrigation
  • Land Conservation
  • Utilities Access
  • Herding Livestock

In Arizona, easements may be granted expressly, impliedly, by prescription, or by necessity.

  • An express easement is created by a written agreement between the landowner and the easement owner.
  • An implied easement is one that is not written, but where the circumstances surrounding a transfer of property indicate that the parties intended to create an easement.
  • A prescriptive easement is created when a non-owner of the land uses it in a way that is open, notorious and hostile for a period of at least ten years (See Quiet Title section above).
  • An easement by necessity is created when land that was once held under common ownership is divided and sold, but the property conveyed or transferred is landlocked. In such situations, when access to the property is reasonably necessary, then the grantor implicitly gives the grantee an easement to cross the land of the grantor in order to reach the landlocked property.

Whether you are looking to create a new easement, verify proper use of an existing easement, or establish an easement by implication, prescription or necessity, you should seek the help of an experienced attorney. If you want to purchase or convey an express easement, the experienced real estate lawyers at AWD LAW will help ensure that the easement is accurately and precisely described so as to prevent or mitigate future disagreements. If you are currently involved in an easement dispute, we can help you evaluate all of the relevant facts and determine the most appropriate course of legal action.

We are Northern Arizona’s premier law firm. If you need to speak with a Northern Arizona Lawyer for any reason, contact us today at (928) 774-1478!

We can help you evaluate the circumstances you are dealing with and determine your best options for the most successful outcome possible.

Contract Preparation and Review


 

A poorly drafted contract may have serious present and future implications for your real estate transaction. Although the meaning of a document may be clear to you when written, it is important to ensure that your intent is clearly and directly stated so that, if a dispute arises, there is no question about how to interpret the deal the contract represents.

It is also valuable to have attorneys representing each party to help negotiate, prepare and review the contract to guarantee that everyone’s respective interests are fully represented during the drafting process and that the document is written in a way that adequately safeguards the negotiated intent. If a dispute arises, a carefully and professionally drafted document will leave no question on how to construe the terms. The attorneys at AWD LAW have the keen eye for detail, tactical negotiation skills, and comprehensive understanding of the law to ensure that your interests are fully represented and accurately protected by any legal document.

The real estate lawyers at AWD LAW are familiar with the market and common practices among real estate brokers, investors, and other actors throughout Flagstaff, Sedona and other cities across Northern Arizona. We have the professional perspective and training to ensure that you receive the best available advice that is possible.

We are Northern Arizona’s premier law firm. If you need to speak with a Northern Arizona Lawyer for any reason, contact us today at (928) 774-1478!

We can help you evaluate the circumstances you are dealing with and determine your best options for the most successful outcome possible.

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