At Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP, we help business and land developers obtain property as cost effectively as possible. Throughout Northern California, we have provide responsive, knowledgeable and effective, legal guidance.
Since 1978, we have relied on a team-oriented approach. Our clients receive the dedicated support of attorneys with more than 135 years of combined experience. Whether you are buying a business, bare land, or another type of property, our San Francisco lawyers will provide you with trusted advice and professional guidance.
We handle a variety of acquisitions
You might be acquiring land for personal use, business purposes, or investment reasons. Regardless, our Bay Area lawyers can provide you with knowledgeable advice. From understanding zoning laws to negotiating short sales, we have extensive experience in handling all aspects of business and real estate law.
We commonly handle:
- Negotiated sales with a seller. If you are purchasing a piece of property directly from the seller, our skilled attorneys can help protect your best interests. We routinely review contracts and counsel our clients the terms of sale.
- Short sales. Acquiring property through a short sale can be a great bargain for the buyer. However, short sale properties are often in declining markets, with sellers offering them “as is.” Our savvy San Francisco lawyers can evaluate a property that you are considering and can help you close the deal in a cost-effective and timely manner.
San Francisco Peninsula real estate transfer tax
Real estate transfer taxes are taxes on the transfer of real property imposed at the state, county, and municipal levels. The standard transfer tax in the state of California is $1.10 per $1,000 of the sales price. However, certain cities within California have their own transfer tax rate. Upon retaining the services of Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP, our attorneys can immediately review the location of the property you are interested in buying to determine the transfer tax rate.