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Real Estate Law

The Real Estate Section supports our clients by providing sound legal advice in relation to residential, commercial and industrial transactions and property development. We assist our clients in all aspects of the transaction, from the drafting of simple residential purchase agreements to negotiating complex lease agreements for multi-tenant commercial facilities. We represent individual buyers and sellers, developers, contractors, real estate brokers, and lenders in all aspects of transactions ranging from the sale and purchase of single-family residences and condominiums to large-scale commercial and industrial projects. Our attorneys have significant experience in negotiating and closing transactions under advantageous financing, liability and tax structures. Our attorneys represent clients in eminent domain, zoning and construction projects and litigation. Our attorneys also represent individuals and companies challenging their property values before various County Boards of Revision and have experience before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court relating to property valuation challenges.

Krugliak also has its own title company, Alpha Land Title Agency, Inc., which can serve all of your title and closing needs. Alpha is staffed by 2 licensed underwriters who handle everything from simple residential transactions to complex commercial deals. The Real Estate Section oversees Alpha’s operations to ensure quality and customer satisfaction.  

We represent several public entities involving the use of Tax Increment Financing Districts and Joint Economic Development Districts to create funds for infrastructure improvements and have experience working on issues relating to the land acquisition, design, funding and construction of county roadway and interstate highway projects.

Real Estate Law Attorneys

  1. William G. Williams
    Bill is a director with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and serves on the firm’s Marketing Committee. Professional Experience : Represents oil and gas producer and service… Read more about William G. Williams Attorney At Law
  2. Michael T. Altvater
    Michael is a director of the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice is concentrated in the areas of business law, commercial litigation, oil and gas litigation and real estate law. Before entering… Read more about Michael T. Altvater Attorney At Law
  3. Edward V. Buehrle
    Ed is a director and shareholder and practices out of the Akron office of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Representative Work: Real Estate: Negotiates matters relating to commercial… Read more about Edward V. Buehrle Attorney At Law
  4. James F. Contini II
    Jim is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., and currently serves as a member of the firm’s management committee. Jim is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Ohio… Read more about James F. Contini II Attorney At Law
  1. Terry J. Evans
    T.J. is an associate of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  He provides legal counsel and advice to coroporate clients and individuals in various areas, including contract negotiations, lease negotiations,… Read more about Terry J. Evans Attorney At Law
  2. Scott G. Hastings
    Scott started with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. real estate title company, Alpha Land Title Agency, Inc., in 1999 while completing his undergraduate degree at Malone University. Scott then began his law career… Read more about Scott G. Hastings Attorney At Law
  3. Fred J. Haupt
    Fred began his professional career with KWGD in March of 1967 as the firm's sixth attorney. Although his practice began in the litigation area, he quickly became focused primarily in the areas of business, contract and… Read more about Fred J. Haupt Attorney At Law
  4. Jason F. Haupt
    Jason joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., in 2002, and became a director of the firm in 2009. Jason is chair of the firm's Health Care Section, chairs the firm’s Associate Development Committee, is co-chair… Read more about Jason F. Haupt Attorney At Law
  1. Ian R. Hoke
    Ian is an Associate of the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. (KWGD) and a member of the Oil, Gas & Mineral Law practice section.  Ian is co-editor of Discoveries , the firm’s digital Utica… Read more about Ian R. Hoke Attorney At Law
  2. Matthew Hull
    Matt is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  During law school he was a summer associate at the firm.  Matt is a member of the firm’s Business/Corporate Practice… Read more about Matthew Hull Attorney At Law
  3. Christopher R. Hunt
    A native of Alliance, Ohio, Christopher is a director at the firm.  His corporate and tax practice focuses on small and medium sized privately held and publicly traded companies. Christopher’s real estate practice focuses on… Read more about Christopher R. Hunt Attorney At Law
  4. Matthew R. Hunt
    Matthew is a director/shareholder at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Matthew’s practice is focused in professional and general corporate law, commercial and residential real estate transactions, commercial… Read more about Matthew R. Hunt Attorney At Law
  1. Randall C. Hunt
    Randy is a director at the firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. A native of Alliance, Ohio, Randy served as the firm’s managing partner for 14 years and has been instrumental in the firm’s steady… Read more about Randall C. Hunt Attorney At Law
  2. Leigh A. Maxa
    Leigh is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Her practice includes representing clients in state and federal courts, as well as before various administrative agencies, including the Ohio Bureau of… Read more about Leigh A. Maxa Attorney At Law
  3. John P. Maxwell
    John is a director of KWGD. His practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance defense litigation, general civil litigation, appellate practice, creditor’s rights, business law and real estate law, and is admitted to practice in… Read more about John P. Maxwell Attorney At Law
  4. Lucas W. Murray
    Lucas joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2012 as a law clerk.  A native of Canton, Ohio, Lucas was named an Associate of the firm after being admitted to practice law in May of 2015.… Read more about Lucas W. Murray Attorney At Law
  1. Matthew W. Onest
    Matthew has been with the firm since December of 2011.  Matthew resides in Jackson Township with his wife, Kelly, their daughter, Annabel Grace and son Matthew Eugene. Professional Experience: Counsels and advises producers,… Read more about Matthew W. Onest Attorney At Law
  2. John B. Schomer
    John is a director and shareholder of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of the Akron ofice.  He currently serves as a member of the firm's Management Committee.  John represents clients in a… Read more about John B. Schomer Attorney At Law
  3. Dean A. Swift
    Dean joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2011 as a director. He represents a variety of clients including oil and gas producers, service companies and landowners. He has consulted as an oil and gas specialist on… Read more about Dean A. Swift Attorney At Law
  4. Gregory D. Swope
    Greg is a Director of the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and has been practicing law since 1995. Greg also spent four years as a reporter with The Potomac News in the Northern Virginia suburbs of… Read more about Gregory D. Swope Attorney At Law
  1. John M. Tucker
    John, a Director and Shareholder, has been with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty Co., L.P.A. since 1995, and regularly represents clients on transactional matters, as well as by serving as outside general counsel for many companies.… Read more about John M. Tucker Attorney At Law

Real Estate Law News Articles

Attorney Matthew Onest to speak at the 6th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law Conference
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
04.01.15
Attorney Matthew W. Onest will be a featured presenter at the 6th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar at the Holiday Inn in Boardman, Ohio on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015.  Continuing education credit is offered.  For more information… More of "Attorney Matthew Onest to speak at the 6th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law Conference"
Mineral Reservations Prior to 1986 Called Into Question
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
10.16.12
In Ohio, owners of real estate have the opportunity to reserve certain rights in real estate even though they are transferring the surface of the real estate to another.  One common reservation is an oil and gas reservation.  An oil… More of "Mineral Reservations Prior to 1986 Called Into Question "
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Real Estate Law Legal Alerts

Owning Real Estate As Tenants in Common Or Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
01.06.17
After the death of an individual, one of the documents that needs to be reviewed is the individual’s deed to real estate he or she owned.  Ohio law and the language in the deed determine what happens with the decedent’s… More of "Owning Real Estate As Tenants in Common Or Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship"
Ohio Supreme Court Makes it Clear: Landlords Must Keep Common Areas Safe & Sanitary
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
06.16.15
Ohio Supreme Court Makes it Clear:  Landlords Must Keep Common Areas Safe and Sanitary One of the more pressing and perplexing issues facing landlords throughout the United States is the scope and reach of their duties to keep… More of "Ohio Supreme Court Makes it Clear: Landlords Must Keep Common Areas Safe & Sanitary"
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