Experienced Real Estate Lawyer Protects the Rights & Interests of Buyers and Sellers in Even the Most Challenging South Jersey Transactions


The real estate process is as exciting as it can be frustrating. However, before you get too focused on where you’re headed, it’s important to make sure that your sale/purchase transaction goes through smoothly. It’s important to make sure your legal and financial interests are well-protected throughout the entire real estate process.

Since Murphy’s Law is often alive and well in real estate, (whatever can go wrong, will go wrong!) it’s important to plan ahead, staying alert to prospective problems that may arise. By nature, the real estate process is complicated. There is a lot of money changing hands and plenty of paperwork to be reviewed and signed. Further, inspections, title checks, adherence to municipal land use and zoning ordinances can all raise concerns you weren’t expecting. Solving unforeseen challenges can be time-consuming and costly – unless you have a real estate lawyer looking out for your rights from the start.

Whether you are the buyer or seller, your best defense against Murphy’s Law – and the last-minute emergencies that have a tendency to crop up – is to speak with knowledgeable real estate lawyer Joel R. Spivack, Esq. now. Don’t wait until problems arise.

What Can Go Wrong in a Real Estate Deal? Plenty.

No one sets out trying to complicate their real estate transaction. Unfortunately, challenges circumstances often arise, just the same. Whether the other attorney won’t return phone calls holding up the contract in attorney review, or the home inspection reveals a termite problem, or there’s an underground oil tank, a small problem can become a huge obstacle when not handled quickly and correctly.

Joel R. Spivack, Esq. is uniquely qualified to help his clients navigate the unexpected things that pop up in real estate transactions. He has been successfully closing real estate transactions for Cherry Hill families for more than 30 years.

The troubling issues involved in your transaction can be significant:

  • Zoning issues (including setbacks, fence and deck guidelines)
  • Restrictions on use of property (land use)
  • Environmental hazards (i.e.: underground oil tanks)
  • Concerns about a well and/or septic system
  • Problems with the property title
  • Tax liens or outstanding judgments
  • Issues obtaining a mortgage
  • Contingencies
  • Tenants who won’t move out
  • Condo or townhouse association-related issues (covenants and restrictions)
  • Occupancy agreements

Many of these issues may be able to be worked out very early in the process when you have an experienced real estate lawyer like Mr. Spivack working for you.

It All Starts with the Contract: Count on Joel R. Spivack, Esq. from the Start of Your Real Estate Transaction

A good real estate agent is worth their weight in gold. When they help you find the house of your dreams – or the perfect buyer for your home – they are enabling you to move on to your next adventure in life. However, as much as you should rely on an experienced Realtor for guidance about their area of expertise, it’s important to have a knowledgeable real estate attorney who can answer your legal questions and manage the business aspect of the transaction.

The “form contract” provided by your realtor is a good start, but you need to make sure it’s reviewed by your lawyer to ensure your interests are protected and maximized. Be advised that it’s very rare to find a real estate agent who is also an attorney. Your realtor may have been witness to many legal contracts, but he or she is not permitted to offer legal counsel regarding a real estate sales contract. A qualified real estate lawyer like Joel R. Spivack, Esq., has specific knowledge of the various municipalities in South Jersey; he served as a zoning officer and zoning board attorney for Cherry Hill Township for many years.

Mr. Spivack is a long-time resident of South Jersey and he has guided many real estate clients through the process countless times. He is a creative problem solver who proactively manages the residential real estate process for each and every family. He believes its best to have your real estate lawyer involved from the start; the sales contract is an extremely important document that sets the level of expectations and responsibilities for the entire transaction.

Don’t Wait for the Deal to Falter; Protect Yourself from the Start

Buying a house is likely the largest purchase you will make in your lifetime. Similarly, whether you are upsizing or downsizing, a smooth sale is critical to moving on to your next home. Even with a short sale, there are many aspects of the deal you need to be worried about; plenty of t’s to cross and i’s to dot. With all of the potential problems that may arise during a residential real estate transaction, it would be penny-wise, pound foolish to wait to hire a real estate attorney until a problem comes to light and the deal is going South. By then, it may very well be too late. At the least, it may be extremely costly to get the deal back on track.

Rely on an Accomplished Real Estate Lawyer at Every Turn

When you have Joel R. Spivack, Esq. on your side from the start of the transaction, he will negotiate with attorneys, title companies, creditors and represent you in municipal disputes. He will make sure the sales contract protect your interests and will work diligently to resolve problems early before they become major issues. Mr. Spivack will make certain that all parties fulfill their responsibilities in the contract.

Contact the Law Office of Joel R. Spivack today and make sure your real estate transaction is being handled in the most professional, cost-effective way possible. Mr. Spivack will put his many years of experience to work for your family as you buy or sell your home.

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Attorney Joel R. Spivack is an experienced bankruptcy and residential real estate transactions lawyer in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Clients come to us for legal services, but what we really provide is peace of mind. For more than 30 years, Attorney Spivack has helped people make wise, informed decisions about bankruptcy filings, debt relief options and residential real estate transactions.
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