JAMES A. ZITESMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW
- Client focused – doing what is in the clients’ best interest
- Personal service – clients get direct contact with attorney
- Value oriented – it is not what is charged, but what is delivered that yields value
- Limited practice areas – not the law practice for every need, but the one you need when faced with real estate litigation, residential transactions, and small business law
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!
- Formation of LLCs
- Contract Review and Drafting
- Lease review
- Real Estate Purchase Contract Review
For a seller, Mr. Zitesman can help from before the house goes on the market all the way through the closing. For buyers, Mr. Zitesman will help make sure you understand your rights as they are provided in the Real Estate Purchase Contract and by Ohio law.
Since 2002, Mr. Zitesman has been an active participant in the drafting and revisions of the Real Estate Purchase Contract approved by the Columbus Realtors and the Columbus Bar Association. Mr. Zitesman’s in-depth knowledge of the Real Estate Purchase Contract and the relevant Ohio law is worth having on your side of the transaction. Flat fee pricing for residential real estate transactions allows you to know up-front how much savings you will have over the commission charged by real estate agents. So, if you are thinking about a FSBO real estate sale or purchase, call Mr. Zitesman now for a free phone consultation to learn more about how you can benefit with a FSBO.
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.
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.
PROMPT AND PERSONAL ATTENTION TO EVERY CLIENT
Representing clients in Franklin, Delaware, Madison, and Union Counties, with most litigation being in Franklin County. Often dealing with the issue of Breach of Contract concerning Real Estate transactions and defects in property.
On March 3, 2016, the Eighth District Court of Appeals in Cuyahoga County, Ohio rendered the decision in the case of Montgomery v. Vargo, 2016-Ohio-809 once again clarifying that all elements of fraud must be proven even if a defect in a home is not disclosed on the...
Ohio Revised Code § 3953.32 In 2007, the section 3953.32 became part of the law of Ohio in apparent response to abuses by a particular Central Ohio title agency and perhaps others. The law mandates that at the time the title insurance agency receives an order, it must...
Last year a client came to me with a problem, which in my line of work is not too unusual. The client was in contract to buy a spec home from a custom homebuilder. The contract was on the builder’s contract, not the CBR/CBA Real Estate Purchase Contract. The contract...
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JAMES A. ZITESMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW
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