Land Use and Real Estate Law

Our attorneys at Smith Alling PS assist and represent clients on a range of land use subjects and issues, including those involving the Growth Management Act, comprehensive planning, development regulations and zoning, and the Shoreline Management Act. Our representation includes involvement at various stages, including the adoption and revision of regulations and rules, permit issuance, and plan adoptions and appeals. We also are involved in historic preservation and historic district matters.

In our real estate practice, we represent residential homeowners, developers, commercial owners, tenants, investors, lenders and businesses in the acquisition, use, development, construction, financing, sale and leasing of real property.

Our office is equipped to advise clients on structuring, planning and adequately documenting real estate transactions. We have experience in the following:

  • Adverse possession
  • Boundary line disputes
  • Condominium associations
  • Covenant enforcement
  • Easements
  • Environmental review
  • Escrow
  • Homeowners associations
  • Nuisance
  • Prescriptive easements
  • Property leases and transactions
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Surface water damage
  • Timber trespass or removal
  • Trespass
  • View issues

We also handle condominium-related litigation, including lawsuits related to the construction or maintenance of a condominium, including condominium defect litigation.

Our office also represents a number of homeowner associations and deals with disputes involving bylaws and covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R). Whether fighting to enforce a lien or providing general counsel advice to a homeowners association, our office can handle all issues related to the very common problem of homeowners association disputes.