Practice: Tacoma Real Estate 2017-11-30T07:35:10+00:00


Helping Clients with Many Types of Real Estate Cases in and around Pierce County

Many people who are looking to sell or purchase real estate believe they only need the help of an agent or broker. When approaching a real estate transaction, you may not think to seek assistance from an attorney. However, a significant amount of money can be at stake in any real estate matter and you do not want to risk losing any resources or incurring extra expenses due to a mistake or misconduct of another party. For this reason, it is always wise to have a highly skilled real estate attorney representing you throughout the entire process.

Terry and Clinton Brink of the Brink Law Firm are committed to providing quality legal services related to real estate matters in Tacoma and throughout Pierce County, King County, Thurston County, and Kitsap County. If you would like to discuss how our team can assist you, please contact the office today.

Representing a Wide Variety of Real Estate Clients

Real estate transactions can involve residential, commercial, or industrial properties and many parties may be involved in a single transaction. We have represented all sides of a real estate deal and our clients include:

  • Sellers
  • Purchasers
  • Owners
  • Builders
  • Landlords
  • Developers
  • Realtors
  • Title insurance companies
  • Title insurance holders

We can assist with any and all stages of a real estate transaction, including sales, purchasing, financing, leasing, title insurance, and more.

Do You Need a Real Estate Attorney?

There are many aspects of real estate that can benefit greatly from the assistance of an experienced attorney. First and foremost, real estate relationships are almost always—or should almost always be—governed by written contracts. Contracts are legally binding documents that, once you sign, dictate your rights and responsibilities in the development or transaction. Contracts are like additional laws that you agree to abide by, and are enforceable in court to the same extent as statutes.

Real estate contracts often include highly technical legal jargon that can be difficult to understand—even for the most experienced real estate developer or owner. Contracts can have unfavorable terms that are not obvious until they come into play much later in the transaction. If you sign a contract with unfair terms, it may result in unnecessary and unexpected expenses and legal liability down the road. Therefore, it is always best to have an experienced attorney carefully review any type of contract before you sign it—and this certainly includes real estate contracts.

Many real estate transactions are delayed or halted altogether when complications or disputes arise between the parties. With the help of a reliable real estate attorney, these delays can be resolved efficiently so that you can resume the transaction with the minimum wasted resources possible.

An experienced real estate lawyer can do the following and more:

  • Review any contracts that are presented to you to determine whether any terms may be lopsided or unfair.
  • Negotiate terms in a contract that are more favorable to your position.
  • Draft any contracts that you are responsible for presenting, specifically tailoring them to your situation.
  • Negotiate financing problems with financial institutions.
  • Ensure you are properly protected by your title insurance and that an insurance company is not acting in bad faith.
  • Help resolve any disputes with sellers, purchasers, landlords and tenants, neighbors, government agencies, and more.
  • Determine when another party is in breach of contract and stand up for your rights under the contract.

Each real estate matter is different and our attorneys will evaluate the best possible options in each individual case. We have many tools to resolve even the most complicated real estate matters, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation when necessary.

Other Real Estate Practice Areas

In addition to providing guidance and representation during the process of a real estate transaction, the Brink Law Firm also offers an array of services related to property development and ownership. The following is only a sampling of the many real estate areas in which we practice:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Condemnation
  • Conditions, covenants, and restrictions
  • Easements
  • Environmental conditions and impact statements
  • Dispute resolution
  • Land use planning
  • Leases and rental agreements
  • Platting and subdivision work
  • Purchase and sales agreements
  • Real estate and asset-based financing
  • Title insurance
  • Water rights and transfers
  • Zoning hearings
  • Quiet Title actions

All of the above legal matters can be costly if not handled correctly and efficiently. To discuss any issue you are facing, call the firm for help today.

Qualified Real Estate Representation

Many law firms offer real estate-related services but few have the unique experience of the Brink Law Firm. Prior to becoming an attorney, Terry Brink worked as a contractor and real estate broker. Terry has firsthand experience on many sides of real estate transactions and has real-world understanding of the problems that may arise and how costs can inflate.

Terry Brink transitioned to the legal side of real estate almost thirty years ago and has been committed to helping clients with all matters involving real estate ever since. However, he still maintains an active brokerage license and has his own residential and commercial properties, in which he played an active role in developing, leasing, and managing. This is firsthand experience that many real estate lawyers have never enjoyed.

The Brink Law Firm stays fully apprised of all new developments in Washington State real estate law. We make ourselves available to our clients no matter what type of real estate issues they face. If you would like to learn more, contact our team today.

Find Out How Our Tacoma Real Estate Law Firm Can Assist You

There is simply too much on the line in any real estate transaction for you to risk not having the advice and guidance of a highly qualified real estate lawyer. Too many people realize that they should have had legal assistance only after they have lost significant resources due to an unexpected conflict.

Terry and Clinton Brink are local attorneys who are dedicated to practicing real estate law in the south sound area, including Pierce County, King County, Thurston County and Kitsap County. We offer consultations so we can discuss your situation and you can learn about how we can help. Please call today at 253-620-6666 or contact us online.


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