Real Estate

Crowley Fleck’s Real Estate practice group assists our clients with a multitude of real estate related transactions. Our attorneys’ extensive knowledge covers the intricacies involved in commercial leasing and sales; complex farm and ranch acquisitions and sales; water rights; conservation easements; real estate lending (including multi-state and multi-national financing arrangements); planned unit development documents, including HOA bylaws, covenants and enforcement procedures; zoning regulation and permitting to ensure compliance with federal, state and local governing agencies; tax effects of real estate transactions; and all work involved in the acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, and access rights associated with commercial, energy, industrial, agricultural, and major residential and recreational properties.

Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Sales and Leasing

Crowley Fleck’s Real Estate attorneys have the experience and expertise to advise clients in all aspects of owning, acquiring, developing, selling, and leasing real property interests. Crowley Fleck represents buyers, sellers, developers, landlords and tenants with respect to local, regional and multi-state real estate projects.

Development, Zoning and Land Use

Crowley Fleck’s Real Estate attorneys assist clients on a wide range of land use, zoning, and development issues. Such representation includes assisting clients with zoning disputes, applying for subdivision or zoning approvals, interpreting zoning ordinances and general plans, and negotiating development and improvement agreements with local authorities.

Construction and Design

Crowley Fleck’s Real Estate attorneys represent owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers and real estate professionals in all types of construction projects, including contract drafting, negotiation and resolution of construction disputes, mechanics liens and financing.

Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations

Crowley Fleck’s Real Estate attorneys assist clients with formation and operation of condominium developments and homeowners’ associations, including drafting covenants, conditions and restrictions, and organizational documents. Crowley Fleck’s real estate attorneys have extensive experience drafting governing documents, including declarations of condominium, restrictive covenants, formation documents and bylaws. Our attorneys work with homeowners’ associations and developers with formation and operation of condominium and homeowners’ associations and covenant enforcement.

Real Estate Financing and Security Devices

Crowley Fleck’s Real Estate attorneys assist clients with all phases of real estate financing. Our attorneys provide counsel on loan procedure and structure (including documentation, local counsel opinions and enforcement rights) for both local clients as well as multi-state transactions. Our attorneys provide representation with respect to loan origination issues and perfection, mortgages and deeds of trust, foreclosures, loan and lease transactions.

Water Rights

Crowley Fleck’s Real Estate attorneys assist clients with securing and confirming beneficial use of their water rights. Our attorneys assist clients with all aspects of water rights and regularly assist clients with the planning, use and transfer of water projects from due diligence through construction and financing. Our attorneys handle water right issues within Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota.

Farm and Ranch Transactions

Crowley Fleck’s Real Estate attorneys regularly assist clients with farm and ranch transactions. Our clients include purchasers, sellers, lenders, landlords and tenants of many different categories and sizes of rural properties, and we advise on diverse real estate-related matters, such as purchase and sales, state lease transfers and rights, hunting and grazing leases, water and mineral rights evaluations and transactions, easement and rights of way cases, and water rights.

Access, Title and Property Disputes

Crowley Fleck’s Real Estate attorneys regularly assist clients with access, title and property disputes. Our attorneys have significant experience litigating real estate purchase contracts, mechanic’s liens, foreclosures, boundary disputes, construction disputes, easements, water right disputes, condemnations, partitions and landlord/tenant disputes.