Real Estate Law
While Title Attorneys focus on the chain-of-custody documentation surrounding real property, a residential closing can sometimes have additional moving parts, such as in a divorce or probate situation. We can help complete your transaction smoothly with everything from Power of Attorney documents to more substantial ownership concerns such as purchases involving bank-owned properties.
Commercial closings often involve additional concerns related to the transfer of real property, from the transfer of business assets, rights and easements, changes in corporate structure including mergers or acquisitions, or even complete asset liquidation. We work seamlessly with your real estate and accounting professionals to get you moving in a new direction as painlessly as possible.
Homeowner’s and Condominium associations must adhere to a variety of state and federal regulations; J.V. Dell, PC stays abreast of regulatory changes and real estate industry trends to help you resolve any claims or complaints between you and your HOA.
Litigation between parties engaged in the rental or purchase of real estate can involve multiple laws and regulations from the federal level down to the local level. We have the experience necessary to navigate the ever-changing landscape of real estate law, legal precedents, ?
Agreements between landlords and tenants can have various levels of formality ranging from simple verbal arrangements to lengthy contracts with multiple addendums. Our team has been covering the entire gamut of property and tenancy law for years, and we can assist you in quickly and efficiently resolving your case.
An upstart business can sink or swim depending on various aspects of its commercial lease. Onerous terms or requirements can significantly hamper profitability for years to come, and landlords who don’t protect their property rights can also suffer irreparable harm at the end of a commercial lease. Our team possesses years of experience negotiating equitable commercial contracts; call us for a consultation today!
Estate Planning & Probate Law
While this is always a difficult topic to broach, it’s important to manage your family’s assets in good times to minimize the emotional and financial impacts of having to deal with this subject in the midst of difficult times. We can work with you to find the right Trust for your situation, assist with comprehensive Will, POA, and Beneficiary Designations so that you can rest easy knowing the financial well-being of your loved ones has been secured.
There are several different types of Wills and a hundred different kinds of arrangements to be made in order to protect your family and your assets. Since everyone’s situation is unique, it is best not to leave your final arrangements to chance by using a generic online version that lacks the kind of comprehensive detail necessary to properly address your family’s needs. Our team of friendly, knowledgeable experts can make this process accessible and painless, giving you and your family the security that comes from proper planning.
Estate planning and Will preparation is further augmented by regular review and updates to your changing life situations with the timely completion of Codicils. Our staff can review your needs and goals to prepare inclusive and detailed addendums to ensure a seamless transfer of assets when the time comes.
Probate matters can take years to resolve; one way to help your loved ones avoid these issues is to initiate a Trust, and these matters are not solely the province of the wealthy. Let us review your situation to determine the best instrument to provide for your family’s needs, ideally circumventing many of the pitfalls that occur in the absence of proper estate planning.
A Power of Attorney can quickly be completed to transfer decision-making authority for anything from a single contract negotiation to long-term personal or financial choices. While generic online versions can lack significant detail and verbiage to qualify as a valid legal document, we have the expertise to craft your POA to your specific needs so nothing is left to chance.
Many families experience the need for some type of health care directive at some point, whether that takes the form of a conservatorship, guardianship, living will, medical directive, or one of several other options available. We can discuss these options with you to determine the best one for your family’s needs.
Probate issues can be overwhelming, and clarity can be a precious commodity in the wake of the loss of a loved one. We can provide everything from trusted advice to comprehensive litigation services for the speediest possible resolution to your probate disputes.
Business & Corporate Law
Choosing the best corporate structure for your business can help you limit personal liability and maximize your company’s potential. We can discuss the right options for you as well as assist with the necessary documentation and filings to keep your company on the right track. We always keep an eye toward the future to help your business continue to expand with as few growing pains as possible.
Whether you are purchasing commercial or residential property, our team can ensure all legal aspects of your transaction are executed to your benefit. When legal issues arise during the transfer of property between companies, family members, ex-spouses, or complete strangers, you’ll need the peace of mind that comes from having a trusted advisor on your team to protect your fiduciary interests.
There are a wide variety of ways to raise capital for your business, including private security offerings. It’s vital to work with a team of experts to remain in compliance with securities regulations as well as ensure there are no ownership or financial surprises now or in the future. Don’t risk your livelihood by purchasing a generic shareholder agreement online: call us today for thorough and professional service that will safeguard your company’s future.
Let us help you navigate the complexities of corporate mergers and acquisitions; from valuations and due diligence concerns to contractual adjustments and managing assets through protracted negotiations, you’ll need skilled negotiators well-versed in legal procedures and precedents at your side. From beginning to end, we have the expertise necessary to help you complete your corporate acquisition with conscientious attention to detail.
Whether you are already involved in Corporate Litigation, or you are seeking to minimize future liability, you’ll need a team of experts at your side to consider all aspects of your case and business operations. We work proactively stay on top of regulation changes, legal precedents, and industry trends to make sure your company has the best possible representation.
Claims against your company can drain your wallet and your time. Sometimes the silver lining in handling a liability claim is finding ways to reduce future liability through improved procedures, paperwork, and even changes to corporate structure. Our team of experts can assist with your liability claim from start to finish, and we even can provide insights to help you avoid problems down the road.
- Lawsuits can arise from a wide variety of issues and circumstances, such as, contract disputes, real estate transaction disputes, boundary line disputes, private nuisances and civil wrongdoing. Some are settled shortly after a complaint is filed, others proceed through various stages of litigation. Our firm will work to minimize the time, energy and money you may have to spend by resolving your case as efficiently as possible.
A bench trial is where the judge makes all the rulings in the case. A jury trial is where the judge makes rulings in the case up to the time of trial, and then a jury decides the critical issues in the case. Typically, a bench trial is held unless one of the parties requests a jury trial at the beginning of the case. Obtaining legal representation is the first step in ensuring you receive the best advice on how your case should proceed. Our attorneys can present the specific advantages or disadvantages to a bench or jury trial and give you meaningful advice about your options.
The Georgia Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court in Georgia. This is where appeals from the main courts of Georgia, including the Superior Courts, are heard. Appeals from the Georgia Court of Appeals are filed with Georgia Supreme Court, which can decide whether or not to hear a case appealed to it. The Court of Appeals has statewide appellate jurisdiction of all cases except those involving constitutional questions, murder, and habeas corpus cases, where original appellate jurisdiction lies with the Supreme Court.
- Construction-related disputes can quickly become complex. At J.V. Dell, P.C. we regularly represent clients in the residential and commercial construction industries, both on the builder side, as well as the homeowner/customer side. We take the time to understand our clients’ specific goals and work hard to protect their best interests. Contracts often have a clause that requires that disputes be litigated in an arbitration setting instead of through the courts. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we will initially pursue alternative ways of negotiating a favorable outcome. If litigation becomes the best or only option, we will represent your best interests in court or arbitration and work towards a peaceful and satisfying resolution.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death, you may need to file a claim against the person or company that caused the injury due to negligence. It is important that you have legal representation from the very beginning. Most injury cases arise from auto accidents, defective conditions on land or improved real estate, and defective products. Litigation in an injury case usually involves an insurance company that handles the claim, at least at the beginning of the case. Most injury cases settle out of court. In some cases, you can file a claim against the responsible party and settle the claim through negotiations even after suit is filed. This should result in a settlement that seems fair to both parties and will end your case somewhat more quickly than taking it to trial. We will represent your best interests in handling or defending a claim from the outset through litigation in court if that becomes necessary.