First-Time Home buyers: Start With An Attorney
Buying your first home is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime. We strongly recommend that all first-time home buyers consult an experienced real estate and title attorney before hiring a real estate agent or shopping for a mortgage! Consulting a real estate attorney will not only help to protect your investment, it could end up saving you a lot of money as well.
The Law Offices of David L. Thurston has helped thousands of first-time home buyers purchase their first homes. We will not only serve as your advocate, guiding you through the entire home buying process, we will also align you with some of the industry's top professionals when it comes to selecting a real estate agent and mortgage lender that is right for you.
Residential Real Estate Transactions
In conjunction with our affiliated title company, Crown Title Corporation, the Law Offices of David L. Thurston specializes in real estate law and has represented thousands of residential buyers and sellers nationwide. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, selling your property for sale by owner (FSBO) or are looking to refinance your current mortgage, we are able to provide you with legal counsel as well as full-service title, escrow and settlement services.
Commercial Acquisition & Development
One of the firm's specialties is commercial acquisition and development. Our practice has extensive experience with commercial real estate transactions of all sizes. Our commercial real estate experience includes the representation of various Fortune 500 companies, national lenders, local builders and developers, and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). In addition to our standard settlement services, our team of attorneys can also assist commercial real estate clients with forming appropriate legal entities for their real estate transactions, such as the establishment of Limited Liability Corporations (LLC), Corporations or Partnerships.
Contract Negotiation & Preparation
The Law Offices of David L. Thurston regularly negotiates and prepares contracts for commercial real estate and residential real estate transactions.
The Law Offices of David L. Thurston provides document production services for our clients. Our real estate attorneys routinely prepares and executes various real estate documents, including:
- Loan Documents
- Bank Notes
- Leasing Agreements
- HUD- 1 Settlement Statements
- Deeds/ Deeds of Trust
Our affiliated title company, Crown Title Corporation, is a licensed agent of Stewart Title and First American Title. Through Crown Title, we are able to issue lender and owner title insurance policies for residential and commercial properties nationwide. Please contact David Thurston, an experienced title attorney, regarding all out-of-state transactions.
As a certified CPA since 1986 and a member of the Maryland Bar since 1992, Mr. Thurston has extensive experience working with closely held businesses with respect to complex tax planning, succession planning and the purchase and sale of commercial businesses and properties. Mr. Thurston and his team routinely structure complex transactions and provide opinion letters and zoning letters to different municipalities. In addition, the legal team provides consultations with respect to like kind exchange provisions of the internal revenue code.
Elder Law & Estate Planning
The Law Offices of David L. Thurston's elder law division specializes in challenges faced by the elderly, such as nursing home issues, estate planning, adult guardianship, trusts, and probate. Our elder law and estate planning attorneys also routinely prepare wills, living wills and power of attorneys for our clients.