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Real Estate

Real estate law is a complex area that encompasses state and federal statutes, common law, and property law matters. At Leonard, Sciolla, Hutchison, Leonard & Tinari, LLP, our lawyers have expertise in both commercial and residential real estate law. This includes contracting, financing, and documentation requirements for protecting both buyers and sellers.

Real estate law includes a wide variety of legal issues relating to acquiring, financing, developing, managing, constructing, leasing, and selling commercial and residential real property. This includes transactions relating to:

  • Representation, litigation, consultation, and negotiation of mortgages
  • Residential and commercial purchase and sale agreements
  • Commercial leases, such as office, medical building, restaurant, industrial property, or shopping center


Our broad experience in commercial real estate law includes representing:

  • Multinational corporations
  • Small businesses
  • Regional and national investment companies and advisors
  • Financial institutions
  • Land developers
  • Homebuilders
  • Commercial/industrial developers


Leonard, Sciolla, Hutchison, Leonard & Tinari, LLP also represents individuals who are buying and selling homes, financing or refinancing mortgages, or seeking to enter into a residential lease agreement.

How our real estate attorneys can help you

There are many reasons you may need legal help for your real estate issues, including:

  • Real estate contract review and preparation
  • Real estate disputes
  • Real estate broker issues
  • Construction defects and mechanic’s liens
  • Land use and zoning matters

Of course, you do not need to be involved in a dispute to benefit from a qualified real estate attorney’s counsel and assistance. Each real estate transaction requires qualified legal guidance from experienced attorneys. At Leonard, Sciolla, Hutchison, Leonard & Tinari, LLP, we have the expertise needed to help you.

Contact us

If you have questions or are in need of business related legal representation, contact Leonard, Sciolla, Hutchison, Leonard & Tinari, LLP today by calling 215-567-1530.


Attorneys who practice Real Estate: Keith N. Leonard, Stephen J. Labroli, Heidi E. Anderson, Paul H. Schultz .

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In The Press
  • Arbitration Provisions in Contracts

    The majority of people sign many contracts during their lives, but how many actually read them? And how many of those people ever try to change the terms of a contract? It is important to read contracts before you sign, and even more important to know what it all means. Attempting to change terms in a contract can be in your best interest, particularly now that arbitration provisions are routinely included in them. This provision requires parties to the contract to arbitrate (bring the matter before an impartial person) rather than litigate (bring the matter into court) any disputes or claims that may arise out of the agreement. In other words, signing an agreement with an arbitration provision means that you are foregoing your right to a jury trial.

  • Age Discrimination In The Workplace

    The average age of the American worker is increasing, setting the stage for an uptick in age-based discrimination in the workplace. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that by 2024, the median age of workers will rise to 42.4. It also predicts that the labor force of those age 55 and older will grow at an annual of 1.8 percent, which is more than three times the rate of growth of the overall labor force. Currently, one in five workers in the U.S. is 55-years-old or older. A study by AARP found that 64% of workers have experienced age discrimination themselves, or seen it in their workplace. Age discrimination can take a variety of forms, from discriminatory comments to practices surrounding hiring and firing.

  • One Hundred Deadliest Days For Teen Drivers Starts Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is the start of what is known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. According to the most recent data from the National Safety Council, nearly 1,000 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2012. More than half of the people killed were teens themselves. The NSC cites several reasons for the spike in accidents during the summer months: teens drive more frequently for recreational purposes; they may stay out later at night when the risk of crash is higher; and they are more likely to be driving with friends. The National Safety Council says passengers increase the risk of a teen driver being involved in a fatal crash by at least 44%.

  • Where should a workers' compensation claim be filed?

    Where should a workers’ compensation claim be filed if an employee lives in one state, but works in another? According to an April decision from a New Jersey appellate court, a claim can be filed and heard in the state of your residence even if you worked exclusively in the state where you were injured. In that case, the employee was injured at his job in New York and filed a workers’ compensation claim in New York. He later filed another claim in New Jersey. Initially, the New Jersey Division of Worker’s Compensation dismissed the employee’s petition for lack of jurisdiction. But in April, the appellate court reversed that decision after finding that the employment contract was created in New Jersey because the employee accepted his job over the phone from his New Jersey residence.

  • Partner Keith Leonard to present at National Business Institute seminar

    Keith Leonard is scheduled to give two different presentations at the National Business Institute’s (NBI) two-day course, “Real Estate Transactions from A to Z.” Mr. Leonard’s presentations, “Curing Title Defects before Closing” and “Handling the Closing: Critical Essentials for Smooth Transactions” will be both be held on the second day of the seminar. The event gives attorneys and other real estate professionals to learn about the latest developments in the industry.

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