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Prompt and Personal Attention to Every Client

Business Law

Personalized service to each business law client

James A. Zitesman, Attorney at Law, provides each client with personalized service in a practice focused on Real Estate Transactions and Litigation and Business Law.

Real Estate - Buyers and Sellers

The residential transaction client benefits from the litigation experience by having seen the problems that buyers and sellers encounter from time to time. Of course, one of the best ways to avoid being involved in litigation is to be represented by an experienced real estate attorney from the beginning of the transaction.

Real Estate Law - Litigation

Litigation (lawsuits) involving real estate include breach of contract, failure to disclose conditions, liens, damage and destruction, and property (easement) rights.

Business Law

There are times when a business is best represented by a large, downtown Columbus, Ohio law firm. However, there are also times when a business is best served by employing a lawyer with a different type of practice.   Business Lawyer James A. Zitesman offers personalized service to each business law client.

Real Estate – Buyers/Sellers

The residential transaction client benefits from the litigation experience by having seen the problems that buyers and sellers encounter from time to time. Of course, one of the best ways to avoid being involved in litigation is to be represented by an experienced real estate attorney from the beginning of the transaction. Columbus, Ohio Real Estate Lawyer, James A. Zitesman brings years of experience to each and every client, helping to protect their rights.

Do not rely upon real estate agents or brokers to represent you beyond buying or selling a home. If there is a problem, you need a real estate attorney to help explain and protect your rights, something real estate agents and brokers are not trained or licensed to do. A single mis-statement, although well intentioned, may have significant ramifications. Promptly retaining legal representation is key.

Watch the video to learn more about why you should use a real estate attorney in your next transaction or learn more by clicking here!

Transactional services include:

  • For Sale By Owner does not mean you have to go it alone.
  • Flat fees are available for common residential transactions.
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contract Review
  • Closing Representation
  • Preventing problems and protecting the rights of clients.

 

  • New Home Construction Contract Arbitration
  • Spec or Inventory Home Purchase Contract negotiations
  • Lien removal from New Construction Homes
  • Breach of Contract Litigation
  • What you need to know about home inspections and how to effectively request remedies.

 

Real Estate Law Litigation

Litigation (lawsuits) involving real estate include breach of contract, failure to disclose conditions, liens, damage and destruction, and property (easement) rights.  I have written an article discussing fraud in residential real estate transactions with respect to latent and patent defects and the duty to disclose pursuant to Ohio Law and the Residential Property Disclosure Form. If you think you have been a victim of a seller who did not disclose defects that they knew about, or even worse, covered up, you should read the article or just call Mr. Zitesman to discuss your situation.

If you are being sued, or being threatened to be sued, you need experienced real estate litigation counsel.

The first step is to analyze your position based upon the available facts and the applicable Ohio Law.  Mr. Zitesman has significant experience with the Columbus Board of Realtors – Columbus Bar Association Residential Real Estate Purchase Contract.  If your dispute is related to a transaction in which the CBR-CBA Contract was used, please call 614-799-9494 for a free initial telephone consultation or click here for more information!

Business Law

The Business Law component of the practice serves a select number of businesses looking for a more personalized relationship and approach to their business needs.  From forming LLCs, to reviewing contracts, to litigation, James A. Zitesman is available to provide prompt response.  No tax advice is provided. Please consult a tax attorney or CPA.  Click here for more information!

  • Formation of LLCs
  • Contract Review and Drafting
  • Lease review
  • Real Estate Purchase Contract Review
  • Litigation

 

 

Disclaimer:    James A. Zitesman is licensed to practice law in Ohio only. The information contained on this site does not constitute legal advice and is presented without any representation or warranty whatsoever, including as to accuracy or completeness. Transmittal of information from this site or any use of electronic mail is not intended to create or establish an attorney-client relationship between Mr. Zitesman and anyone else. Readers should not act on this information without seeking legal counsel. Do not send information until you speak with Mr. Zitesman and receive authorization to send it. If any communication from this site is not in conformity with the rules and regulations of any state governing lawyer conduct, Mr. Zitesman will not accept representation which is based on such communication. Mr. Zitesman is licensed to practice law in Ohio only. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon this or any website.    Copyright 2015.

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