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Real Estate Law

Commercial Real Estate

Rhode Island Commercial Real Estate Lawyers

Providence Landlord Tenant Dispute Attorneys


For over eighty years, attorneys at our Pawtucket, Rhode Island, law firm have protected the interests of parties to commercial real estate transactions. Our lawyers carry on a tradition of providing individuals and businesses with practical counsel grounded in a thorough knowledge of the law and a high level of service. Our clients rely on us to see that their property transactions proceed on schedule. We provide the advice clients need to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.


We encourage our clients to call our office at any time with questions or concerns. In most cases, an attorney is available to respond within a short time, often immediately. If you have questions about our commercial real estate practice, please contact our office and arrange to speak with a member of the firm. We represent buyers, sellers, lending institutions, condominium associations, landlords, and tenants in commercial property transactions.


Our commercial real estate attorneys provide the following services:

Drafting and review of purchase and sale contracts: Our lawyers, as a result of their legal knowledge and experience and their familiarity with the Rhode Island real estate market, help our clients avoid disputes, delays, and post-closing problems through the drafting and review of sound purchase agreements.


Representation at closing: In Rhode Island, a real estate closing must be supervised by an attorney. A buyer may find it advisable to retain separate counsel if there are unique circumstances. In Rhode Island, a buyer or borrower, has a right to choose an attorney to examine title and issue the title insurance policy.


Municipal tax appeals: Rhode Island commercial properties are reevaluated and reassessed every three years. Our lawyers represent property owners and lessees in municipal tax appeals at the administrative level and in superior court.


Collections and foreclosures: Our attorneys assist suppliers and subcontractors in prosecution of mechanics liens and foreclosures.


Quiet title and partition: Our attorneys are experienced in representing clients in quieting title actions and partition suits.


Condominium law: We represent developers, purchasers, sellers, lenders, and condominium organizations in condo conversion; drafting and review of purchase contracts for condominium units, owner association rules, and other documents; and at closings.


Deeds: Our attorneys prepare quitclaim deeds, mortgage deeds, warranty deeds, fiduciary deeds, promissory notes, and related instruments to protect the rights of owners of commercial property.


In addition to commercial real estate transactional services, our lawyers assist clients involved in residential real estate transactions and commercial litigation. If you have any questions or would like more information about our practice, please call 401-723-1122 or e-mail our Pawtucket, Rhode Island, office.

Residential Real Estate

Providence Real Estate Attorneys

Rhode Island Residential Real Estate Law


Attorneys at Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP, have served buyers, sellers, and lenders involved in residential real estate transactions with efficient and effective representation for over eighty years. As long-time members of the community, our lawyers are well equipped to provide practical counsel grounded in a thorough knowledge of the law and a familiarity with the local real estate market. This skill and knowledge, coupled with the high level of service for which our firm is known, helps us protect our clients from unexpected problems and unnecessary delays during the course of their transactions.


As our client, you will be encouraged to call our office at any time with questions or concerns. In most cases, an attorney will be able to respond immediately or within a short time. If you have a question for a member of our residential real estate practice, please contact our office and make arrangements to speak with a lawyer with the appropriate experience. We represent buyers, sellers, lending institutions, landlords, tenants, and condominium associations in residential property transactions.


Our residential real estate attorneys provide the following services:

Drafting and review of purchase and sale contracts: It is much better to avoid a problem than to deal with it during a closing or in court. Our lawyers have the legal experience and familiarity with the Rhode Island real estate market to help our clients avoid disputes, delays, and post-closing problems through the drafting and review of sound purchase agreements.


For sale by owner (FSBO): Lawyers at Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP, are happy to provide homeowners and buyers with efficient legal services during for-sale-by-owner transactions.


Title insurance and examinations: Our real estate attorneys are licensed title insurance agents, allowing us to perform title examinations within our firm. We process title examinations quickly, allowing our clients' closing to proceed on schedule. If a title does have a problem, our attorneys work with the owner to see that it is expeditiously corrected.


Representation at closing: In Rhode Island, a real estate closing must be supervised by an attorney. A buyer may find it advisable to retain separate counsel if there are unique circumstances. In Rhode Island, a buyer or borrower, has a right to choose an attorney to examine title and issue the title insurance policy.


Municipal tax appeals: Rhode Island residential real estate is reevaluated and reassessed every three years. Our lawyers represent property owners in municipal tax appeals at the administrative level and in superior court.


Condominium law: We represent purchasers, sellers, lenders, and condominium organizations in drafting and review of purchase contracts and owner association rules and in all other aspects of condo law.


Deeds, notes: Our attorneys prepare quitclaim deeds, mortgage deeds, warranty deeds, fiduciary deeds, promissory notes, and related instruments to protect the rights of owners of residential property.


In addition to residential real estate transactional services, our lawyers assist clients involved in commercial real estate transactions and real estate litigation. If you have any questions or would like more information about our practice, please call 401-723-1122 or e-mail our Pawtucket, Rhode Island, office.

Land Use, Zoning and Planning

Pawtucket Land Use & Zoning Attorneys

Rhode Island Zoning Law Lawyers


Attorneys at our Pawtucket firm provide contractors, developers, and property owners across Rhode Island with effective representation that helps our clients achieve their business and personal goals. We are committed to providing each client with powerful legal services and personal service, honoring our firm's eighty-year legacy of quality. If you would like to discuss an issue involving land use, zoning, or planning, please contact our office. We will see that you work with a lawyer with the appropriate experience.


Our legal services in land use, zoning, and planning:

Zoning applications: Our attorneys assist property owners, developers, and contractors with drafting applications, appearing in front of municipal planning and zoning boards, and handling appeals. The lawyers at our firm handle rezoning applications and applications for special use permits and variances from zoning codes, helping our clients acquire subdivision approvals and building permits. We also handle zoning enforcement.


Affordable housing development: Our lawyers provide comprehensive legal services for developers, including for-profit and non-profit entities, involved in affordable housing and economic development projects. The attorneys at our firm structure and negotiate ventures that take advantage of low-income housing tax credit programs.


Condominium law: We assist those involved in condominium conversion and new construction in acquiring the necessary permits and zoning variances.


Municipal services: Our attorneys handle applications for sewer and water district extensions.


Environmental permits: Our firm assists clients in acquiring Rhode Island state and federal environmental permits.


As long-standing members of the community, our lawyers understand the concerns of all parties involved with land development. We work with our clients and with municipal, state, and federal agencies to find practical solutions and facilitate economic growth. If you would like to speak with a member of our land use, zoning, and planning practice, please call 401-723-1122 or e-mail our Pawtucket, Rhode Island, office.

Landlord-Tenant Law For Rental Properties

Landlord-Tenant Law in Rhode Island


If you own residential or commercial rental property or if your business rents space, you know how important it is to understand the rights and obligations of both parties when it comes to landlord-tenant law in Rhode Island.


The attorneys of Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP, have been representing and advising Rhode Island clients for more than 85 years. We handle a wide range of real estate issues for clients with both commercial and residential properties.


Do You Need a Lease Agreement or an Eviction Notice?

If you are just starting negotiations for a rental space you may be wondering how much of your agreement needs to be put into writing. As experienced Rhode Island landlord-tenant attorneys, we know that many cases could have been avoided and interests protected with a properly drafted and well-thought-out contract.


When the relationship between a landlord and tenant sours and it becomes necessary to file an eviction action, the process that must be followed is controlled by state law. The law is very specific as to when notice must be given, the number of days before a hearing, and the reasons for the termination of the lease agreement.


When a landlord proceeds on his or her own, there is considerable risk that the necessary legal requirements will not be followed. Failure to strictly follow the statutory requirements can create additional liabilities for landlords. For example, those who own property as an LLC are often tempted to represent themselves in court. This is a common error made by landlords. An LLC is a separate legal entity and therefore a licensed attorney must represent it when the organization brings or defends actions in court.


We also work with landlords to develop policies and practices regarding the return of security deposits. The return of security deposits is highly regulated by statute and if a landlord does not follow the law, he or she can be subject to treble damages.


Contact Our Pawtucket Eviction Law Firm Today

In addition to landlord-tenant legal matters, our firm also handles all types of commercial and residential transactional services and real estate litigation. If you have any questions or would like more information about our practice, contact our Pawtucket real estate law firm or call our office at 401-723-1122 to schedule a consultation with our lawyers.

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