Real Estate

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake has deep ties to the Maryland communities it serves. Its experienced real estate attorneys take pride in representing Maryland landowners, developers, lending institutions, title insurance underwriters, and investors in commercial and residential real estate transactions that form part of the fabric of the communities in which they live and work.

The firm has broad experience in representing clients in the full range of real estate matters, including:

  • drafting residential real estate contracts and leases;
  • land title analysis; 
  • remediation of title defects;
  • prosecution and  defense of title insurance claims;
  • residential and commercial real estate settlements; 
  • litigating foreclosures for condominium associations;
  • advising homeowners’ associations and condo associations; and
  • negotiating and drafting easements for property owners.

Whether the project is negotiating financing for a large commercial development or drafting an agreement for a condo association, JGL provides its clients with sophisticated and thorough representation. The firm’s knowledgeable real estate attorneys take into account the clients’ current goals and needs, mitigating the potential for problems to arise down the road. With an experienced staff of lawyers, paralegals, and other professionals, the firm has the resources to provide high-quality service under urgent deadlines—a difference that can be make-or-break for a real estate deal.

The firm also has extensive experience prosecuting residential foreclosures in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. JGL is one of the only firms in Maryland with the experience to efficiently and effectively navigate this difficult area of law.

Sally Presler McCash, a well-known real estate attorney with more than 30 years of experience, heads JGL’s real estate practice group. She is widely recognized for her extensive knowledge of title examination and abstracting and title defect litigation.  An established leader in her field, she was the first female president of the Maryland Land Title Association (MLTA), where she is now a director emeritus, and chaired the Prince George’s County Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee. Her work with MLTA has advocated for the interests of family-owned, community-based real estate settlement companies.

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake’s real estate attorneys have spent decades providing Maryland property owners and businesses with skillful counsel that helps them protect their most important investments. Let them put that experience to work for you.