Areas of Practice

Oregon Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

Real estate is often the largest and most important investment that people make. The law that governs the purchase, sale, rental, and ownership of real estate has ancient roots, and is often complex, arcane, and difficult. Even in small real estate transactions, there are numerous risks and traps that can be very severe. It is critically important, therefore, that all real estate transactions be done correctly, with full knowledge of the law, and with full understanding of the risks and the consequences.

There are many different players involved in a real estate transaction including real estate agents, lawyers, lenders, home inspectors, surveyors, appraisers, and insurance agents - but only the lawyer is obligated to represent the client with undivided loyalty. The lawyer’s role is to protect your interests. All persons buying or selling real property are best served by retaining their own independent legal counsel.

Thomas J. Sullivan practiced in all areas of Oregon real estate law for over 30 years. He provided successful real estate attorney services ranging from complex commercial issues to residential property transactions for individuals and families. Mr. Sullivan's additional areas of practice included Small Business Law, Non-Profit Organization Law and Wills, Probates & Trusts.

Real Estate Law Areas of Expertise

  • Residential and Commercia Real Estate
  • Buying and Selling
  • Real Estate Investing
  • Leasing and Renting
  • Condominiums and Conversions
  • Intentional Communities and Shared Living
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Mobile Home Parks

Real Estate Document Preparation & Review

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Earnest Money Agreements
  • Leases and Rental Agreements
  • Trust Deeds
  • Land Sale Contracts
  • Deeds
  • Easements
  • Assignments
  • Options
  • Rights of First Refusal
  • Condominiums and Conversions
  • Tenants in Common and Management Agreements

Real Estate Dispute Resolution

  • Foreclosures and Repossessions
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Adverse Possession
  • Prescription
  • Ejectment
  • Partition
  • Quiet Title
  • Easements