Real Estate

Yan Kenyon provides advice and counsel to effectuate clients’ business and personal goals while minimizing liability and potentially avoiding litigation. Especially in the real estate world, people (both personally and professionally) need experience and practical advice to stay out of trouble.

Because of our dual (litigation and transactional) real estate practice, our clients get the benefit of advice with the big picture in mind. Yan Kenyon will negotiate zealously on your behalf. Sometimes that means backing off when continuing to push will be counterproductive.

Commercial Transactions Covered by Attorneys at Yan Kenyon include:

  • property settlements
  • purchase/sale agreements
  • State registration of new development projects
  • subdividing property
  • opinion letters
  • commercial leasing
  • general contract review and disputes

Ask the Real Estate Attorney

Q: Why would I hire a real estate attorney for a closing?  Doesn’t Nevada have title companies who handle that?
A: Any attorney you retain will protect your interest and your interest only.  A majority of closings probably occur without attorneys because title companies are available in Nevada.  Title companies customarily prepare the home purchase documents, perform a title search, open escrow and close the deal.  Title companies are neutral parties which act in an effort to close the deal.  An attorney, however, sees that your interests are protected and will not close the deal if it is not acceptable to you.  Further, an experienced attorney will have a network of contacts and an understanding of negotiable items in your transaction from which you may benefit.

Q: Am I required to hire a real estate agent to buy or sell property?
A. The process of buying or selling (maybe more so buying than selling) a house is complex.  While the law does not require you seek the assistance of a real estate agent, people find it easier to get through the process with one.  Considering the amount of paperwork involved, it may be less daunting to have someone familiar with the process by your side to interpret or deal with it and other parts of the transaction, e.g., hiring inspectors and negotiating which party is responsible for necessary repairs and other costs related to the closing. An experienced real estate agent will also have a network of reliable and trusted contacts, such as inspectors, mortgage loan brokers, title companies, attorneys, etc.