Whether you are acquiring commercial real estate, wish to sell your property because you are dissolving your business, or have questions about the advantages of renting versus purchasing industrial equipment or commercial space, don’t embark on the process without getting trusted legal guidance from an experienced real estate lawyer.  By working with an attorney from the outset of your transaction, you can feel confident that your company’s financial interests will be protected at every step of the way.

The attorneys of Bellatrix PC assist businesses in St. Louis, Missouri with the sales and acquisition of property and equipment, the drafting and negotiation of leases and other real estate transactions, handling commercial real estate loans, settling disputes arising between landlords and commercial tenants, and other legal matters related to commercial real property.  We have years of experience working with corporations, partnerships, non-profits, LLCs, start-ups, family businesses, and sole proprietorships across a wide variety of industries.  We are proud to serve organizations throughout St. Louis and St. Louis County, including but not limited to Webster Groves, Hazelwood, Mehlville, Wildwood, University City, and Florissant.

Buying real property is one of the biggest investments your company will ever make, and potential problems aren’t always obvious from an initial review of the underlying contract.  Don’t let your time and money go to waste on a bad investment.  To schedule a private legal consultation with the attorneys of Bellatrix PC, call our law offices at (800) 449-8992.

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Representing St. Louis Businesses in Property Transactions

Real estate law is a broad field with encompasses dozens if not hundreds of crucial legal points.  Even for vigilant and experienced entrepreneurs, important matters can fall through the cracks.

Our attorneys will explain your rights and responsibilities, educate you about the advantages and disadvantages of the paths you could take toward resolving your issue, and handle all of the legal documentation on your behalf, so that you can focus on the daily demands of running a productive business.  Bellatrix PC is prepared to assist your company with a wide variety of real property and real estate matters, including but not limited to the following:

  • Zoning Laws
  • Municipal Ordinances
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Permits and Licensing
  • Real Property Transactions
  • Commercial Leases
  • Lending and Financing
  • Commercial Liens
  • Construction Contracts
  • Commercial Mortgages
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Equipment Leasing
  • Commercial Property Taxes
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Deeds and Titles
  • Quiet Title
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Title Insurance and Title Examination
  • Loan Documentation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Condemned Buildings
  • Vandalism and Burglary
  • Property Inspections
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Due Diligence Reviews
  • Industrial and Environmental Regulations
  • ALTA Surveys

Drafting and Negotiating Real Estate Contracts

Commercial real estate transactions are accompanied by mountains of paperwork.  Our attorneys will take the time to meticulously review your documents and contracts clause by clause, thus protecting your business from entering into an agreement which runs contrary to your long-term financial objectives.  Real estate contracts are seldom straight-forward or succinct, which makes it easy for business owners to accidentally overlook subtle phrases and specifications which have negative legal ramifications.

Our attorneys will examine each and every aspect of your transaction for vulnerable points which could pose problems for your business in the future.  If a contract does not suit your needs, we will aggressively negotiate the terms of the proposal on your behalf.  Alternately, we can help your company prepare its own proposal, while ensuring your contracts stay well within the bounds of enforceability under state and federal law.

We handle a wide variety of contracts, agreements, and legal documents related to commercial real estate transactions in St. Louis, including but not limited to:

  • Listing Agreements
  • Option Agreements
  • Purchase Agreements
  • Buyer Agreements
  • Land Contracts
  • Industrial Leases
  • Lease Addendums and Amendments
  • Promissory Notes
  • Commercial Loan Applications
  • Zoning and Use Registration Permits
  • Commercial Sublease Agreements
  • Quitclaim Deeds
  • Warranty Deeds
  • Sellers’ Affidavits

Industrial Equipment and Commercial Space: Should You Lease or Purchase?

It’s difficult to imagine a business whose operation does not require the frequent use of industrial-grade machinery.  Whether it’s a copy machine, an industrial oven, farm machinery, or a tower crane, most companies will need to purchase or rent equipment at multiple points during their life cycles.

This brings up a pertinent question for all types of business owners: which route is more financially sound?  When it comes to space and equipment, should your company buy or rent?

The answer will depend upon your entity’s unique needs and circumstances.  It depends on factors such as your operating costs, the extent of the demand for your product or service, and the type of equipment your company requires.  In many cases, leasing carries several advantages.  For instance:

  • Rental equipment is generally simpler and less costly to replace in the event of damage or natural wear-and-tear.
  • Renting equipment can be a prudent move for new businesses which are not financially prepared to commit to the expense of numerous purchases.
  • Leasing equipment can have financial advantages from a tax liability standpoint.
  • By renting, you avoid responsibility for maintenance and upkeep.
  • If you are concerned about a potential decline or instability, renting gives you an exit strategy.

Of course, similar considerations apply when evaluating the rental or purchase of a commercial space.  Our attorneys will weigh all relevant factors to help you make an informed decision about whether renting or buying space or equipment is the right financial move for your business entity.

Our Real Estate Lawyers in St. Louis Can Assist Your Company

If you’re thinking about selling, purchasing, or renting commercial real property, get personalized legal help from a respected law firm.  To set up a confidential consultation, call Bellatrix PC at (800) 449-8992 today.

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