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Brettin Law Office

Seattle real estate lawyer Lee Brettin employs a practical, responsive, and cost-effective
approach to representing individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses in
real estate, business, and franchise transactions.

SEATTLE REAL ESTATE LAWYER

Residential and Commercial Purchase and Sale Commercial Leasing, Management, Receiverships
Easements and Boundary Adjustments
Conveyances and Quiet Title

SEATTLE BUSINESS LAWYER

Entity Formation
Franchise Transactions
Business Sales
Contracts and Agreements

You are never alone on this journey

Seattle real estate attorney Lee Brettin has successfully represented people just like you with their real estate and business affairs. We pride ourselves on multi-faceted experience, focused diligence, competence, practical results, and client satisfaction. I will personally make sure you are 100% onboard with our plan for your project before we accept a dime from you. Tirelessly advocating for our clients, from inception to closing, we’ll guide you every step of the way.

Lee has worked very well with our team. We are delighted with his work product.
LC

Off-Market Sales

Are you considering an off-market residential or commercial real estate sale? Seattle real estate lawyer Lee Brettin has you covered with decades of experience and full NWMLS and CBA access. We will spend the time necessary to understand your needs and advise you on every step and detail of the transaction from the all-important business terms to the small details so you can make smart decisions. In addition to sales, we assist with a variety of title, use, planning, implementation, neighbor “issues” and more. Check out our FAQs for details on our off-market sale flat fee pricing. Put our decades of deal making experience to work for you today!

Off-Market Sales

Are you considering an off-market residential or commercial real estate sale? Seattle real estate lawyer Lee Brettin has you covered with decades of experience and full NWMLS and CBA access. We will spend the time necessary to understand your needs and advise you on every step and detail of the transaction from the all-important business terms to the small details so you can make smart decisions. In addition to sales, we assist with a variety of title, use, planning, implementation, neighbor “issues” and more. Check out our FAQs for details on our off-market sale flat fee pricing. Put our decades of deal making experience to work for you today!

Solid service, very responsive, and a straight shooter. Working with Lee was like working with family – he always had our best interests in mind. Our home sale was much more successful having sold it FSBO. Thanks, Lee.
RS

Commercial Leasing

For more than 30 years, Seattle real estate attorney Lee Brettin has represented landlords and tenants in hundreds of commercial occupancy leases, complex ground leases, option agreements, and multi-million-dollar development deals on a local and national basis in major US real estate markets. From neighborhood commercial to the mega malls, to downtown core, put my insight and experience to work for you today. At Brettin Law Office, we view commercial leasing from a team perspective that considers the needs of the owner, tenant, lender, asset management and operations, with intimate knowledge of market analysis, tenant mix, marketing and how the numbers and ratios really work. If you want a lawyer who has lived through multiple market expansions and contractions representing both landlords and business owners, one who is versed and understands deal making and deciphering and negotiating the fine print from the broker, business owner and landlord perspectives, then give us a call.

Lee has tons of experience and knowledge, and it shows. He negotiated a commercial lease for me… I will definitely be working with him again when the time arises.
LR

Franchising

From restaurants and transmission shops, to home service businesses, we assist and guide prospective franchisees in their review of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Franchise Agreement, including evaluation of the management team to financial disclosures, based on decades of experience gained working for franchisors and franchisees of local and national retail and service brands. Seattle franchise lawyer Lee Brettin represents new and seasoned franchisees and territorial developers with expansion and sales as well as day-to-day operational issues. Lee Brettin is capable of settling franchisor and franchisee differences and franchise terminations with confidence. We also successfully represent franchisors with compliance issues involving the Washington State Department of Financial Institution. Call to find out how we can provide you with the individualized, detail orientated service you require now.

Franchising

From restaurants and transmission shops, to home service businesses, we assist and guide prospective franchisees in their review of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Franchise Agreement, including evaluation of the management team to financial disclosures, based on decades of experience gained working for franchisors and franchisees of local and national retail and service brands. Seattle franchise lawyer Lee Brettin represents new and seasoned franchisees and territorial developers with expansion and sales as well as day-to-day operational issues. Lee Brettin is capable of settling franchisor and franchisee differences and franchise terminations with confidence. We also successfully represent franchisors with compliance issues involving the Washington State Department of Financial Institution. Call to find out how we can provide you with the individualized, detail orientated service you require now.

What I appreciate most about working with Lee is his down to earth, no nonsense approach to problem solving.
JK

Business Transactions

Seattle business lawyer Lee Brettin’s clients run the spectrum from first time independent business owners, international manufacturing and distribution operations, franchises to family legacy businesses. Whether you are looking for seasoned guidance on setting up a new business, evaluating a franchise opportunity, navigating a regulatory morass, buying or selling an existing business, general counsel services, or someone to prepare or review a contract, you’ve come to the right place! Give us a call or drop us an email. We listen!

Working with Lee made a somewhat complex and intimidating process much easier, knowing that we have a supportive knowledge expert to turn to. Highly recommend.
MR

ABOUT LEE BRETTIN

Seattle real estate lawyer Lee Brettin began his professional career in commercial real estate, engaged in shopping center portfolio management and leasing in 1980. In 1985, Lee obtained his Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management. During this time, he managed and leased a number of community shopping centers for institutional investors as well as engaging in site selection for key clients while attending law school at night. Lee transitioned out of real estate management and began representing local and regional chain-store operators, first as a broker and later as a lawyer in regional malls and community shopping center lease negotiations with all of the national and regional mall developers and owners of that era in the Western States.

As an in-house general counsel for one of his clients, a local, well-respected national retail brand and wholesale coffee company, Lee had the responsibility for retail store leasing, site selection, franchise operations, business acquisitions, partnerships, co-branding, down-the-isle retail deals, trademarks, and other intellectual property negotiations working with various team captains and outside specialty legal counsel. At the time, the company was opening stores in Washington, Oregon, Northern and Southern California, Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and DC.

Other general counsel responsibilities over time have included the negotiation and drafting of option and purchase agreements for shopping center development parcel assemblages, commercial purchase agreements, complex shopping center easements, CC&Rs and other entitlements, clearing title encumbrances, negotiating and drafting development covenants and development agreements, Walgreen owner-developer lease and development deals and shop store leases, entity formation, capitalization and loan documents processing, and shopping center sales for Pacific Northwest projects.

Since reentering private practice in 2005, Lee has enjoyed the privilege of representing individuals, and families, local business owners, and national business interests and transactions in Washington State and beyond. Through this, he has engaged in all manner of real estate, business, and franchise transaction and litigation.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University Law School)
University of Oregon Lindquist College of Business – B.S. Finance and Real Estate
Washington State Bar Association – Member
King County Bar Association – Member
King County Bar Association Country Doctor Legal Clinic volunteer – over10 years
Wayfind, a KCBA outreach program assisting entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises – over 10 years
Real Estate Managing Broker License – Washington State Department of Licensing
Northwest Multiple Listing Service – Member
Commercial Brokers Association – Member
Certified Property Manager – Institute of Real Estate Management (retired)
Journeyman Carpenter – United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (retired)
Local 1453 – Huntington Beach, California (closed)

 

PRACTICE AREAS

REAL ESTATE

Seattle real estate lawyer Lee Brettin has represented clients in every phase of the real estate development process, from land assemblage, entitlement, marketing, branding, development, leasing management and sales since 1980. Here is a sample of specific real estate matters that are part of my current practice areas:

 

BUSINESS LAW

Seattle Business Lawyer Lee Brettin represents individuals, families, start-up and mature businesses in all aspects of business transactions. Here is a sample of specific business matters that are part of my current practice areas:

• Residential and commercial purchase and sales through closing
• Commercial and shopping center and mixed-use leasing
• Easements, CC&Rs, entitlements for retail and commercial developments
• Due Diligence on land and income properties
• Clearing commercial and residential title
• Simple to complex deed conveyances
• Land and shopping center development from dirt to asset management
• Earnest money disputes and interpleader actions
• Commercial Receiverships of retail and mixed-use project
• Boundary and neighbor disputes / Land use consultations
• Entity Formation
• LLC agreements, amendments and resolutions
• Outside contract general counsel
• Employment agreements
• Stock and asset sales business sales
• Market evaluation, planning and product placement
• Non-competition / non-disclosure agreements
• Franchise transactions and disputes (compliance and violations)
• Contract drafting, negotiation interpretation, and amendments
• Service and retail businesses branding, and trademark services
“I’m writing to say how satisfied I was with the service I received from Brettin Law Office. As a first-time buyer of a residential lot in Seattle, I had many questions, and Mr. Brettin took the time to answer all of them and make sure I was comfortable with the whole process. He was always quick to respond to my phone calls and emails, and his fixed rate helped me keep my legal costs under control. In fact, by not charging me for extra services I didn’t need, he was able to prepare all the required documents for less than half the price that other area real estate lawyers had quoted me. I would not hesitate to recommend him.”
– Eric T., Ballard

Testimonials

As a national franchise company...
“As a national franchise company we need to hire local counsel in the states in which we operate from time to time. We prefer working with efficient law firms rather than big name firms to avoid spending money needlessly on the unnecessary overhead inherent in those firms. Recently our General Counsel hired Brettin Law Office to represent us in a litigated matter. Lee worked hard for us. He was knowledgeable and well versed in the RCW 19.100, the Washington Franchise Investment Protection Act (FIPA), 16 C.F.R. 436 ( the Amended FTC Franchise Rule) related case law and legislative history. In representing us, He uses a commons sense approach, explains the fact and law in an understandable manner and left no stone unturned. In the end he saved us tens of thousands of dollars in fees and costs and got us the results we were seeking. Lee is courteous, timely and worked well with everyone in our organization. Highly recommended.”
– JS
I’m writing to say how satisfied I was with...
“I’m writing to say how satisfied I was with the service I received from Brettin Law Office. As a first-time buyer of a residential lot in Seattle, I had many questions, and Mr. Brettin took the time to answer all of them and make sure I was comfortable with the whole process. He was always quick to respond to my phone calls and emails, and his fixed rate helped me keep my legal costs under control. In fact, by not charging me for extra services I didn’t need, he was able to prepare all the required documents for less than half the price that other area real estate lawyers had quoted me. I would not hesitate to recommend him.”
– Eric T., Ballard
After we made an offer for our first home...
“After we made an offer for our first home, we found out that it would be a short-sale. We started looking for help from a real estate lawyer, and were fortunate enough to find Lee Brettin. We ended up deciding not buying the short-sale property after home inspection was less than satisfactory. Lee was great in staying on top of all the legal aspects during the process. A few months later we found a home that was ’For Sale by Owner’. We immediately contacted Lee again, and he walked us through the entire process without a real estate agent. This saved us lots of money, and happened to be much easier and more transparent than working with a real estate agent. Lee has a straightforward way of communicating, and is very clear with his explanations. He is a pleasure to work with! Highly Recommended!”
– Judith K., Sammamish, WA
Thank you so much for...
“Thank you so much for all your kindness in helping me with my case and giving all suggestions and help. Especially, thank you for being very helpful and having a great heart in helping me. I really everything and will definitely recommend you to other people & let you know if I need legal help in the future. Thank you again!”
– Pricilla, S, Seattle, WA
This year I decided to break away and start a new business...
“This year I decided to break away and start a new business. I had a location but wanted to make sure I covered my bases from unnecessary liability. I contacted Lee Brettin at the Brettin Law Office. He sent me a new client intake form and was able to meet me at my convenience. We discussed setting up a corporation and limited liability company and he explained the basics of both to me and I decided to go with the Washington Limited Liability Company. Lee prepared and filed a Certificate of Formation and agreed to be the Registered Agent for the company. After we received the certificate back from the Secretary of State, Lee drafted a Limited Liability Company Agreement for me and my husband. We had a follow up meeting and a couple calls to discuss particulars and it was done. Lee also prepared a letter as a guide outlining the best practices to operating my new company. The process went very smooth from start to finish and Lee finished the work on a flat fee and timely basis. Lee help me understand the process and agreement, using plain English instead of “legalese.” His price for the work was very reasonable. I was happy with the outcome and highly recommend Lee and the Brettin Law Office to anyone wanting to set up a limited liability company to get their business off to a good start. Highly Recommended.”
– Sandy Roden, Managing Member, Wax Sabbath Spa LLC, Seattle, WA
I've known and worked with Lee Brettin for over 15 years...
“I’ve known and worked with Lee Brettin for over 15 years. Commonwealth is the largest manufactured home community management company in the Pacific Northwest. As Director of our Washington office, I’ve used Lee and the Brettin Law Firm for unlawful detainer actions and recently to represent my company as legal counsel in a case where we acted as court appointed custodial receiver. Lee has always been prompt, courteous and has worked well with our staff and clients. His fees are reasonable and a very good value considering his range of experience. Highly recommended.”
– Craig Hillis, Managing Director, Manufactured Home Association of Washington
My wife and I relocated to Washington State...
“My wife and I relocated to Washington State in 2008 to open a “The Bar Method” studio franchise along with our business partner. We were referred to Lee from another lawyer. Ours is the only Bar Method franchise in Washington State. Lee first met with us to understand our business goals. Lee then reviewed our franchise disclosure documents (the FDD), and worked with our franchisor to negotiate our franchise agreement. Prior to negotiating and finalizing our franchise agreement, Lee advised us on important issues for our successful operation and ability to expand to other locations. During the franchise negotiation process Lee set up a limited liability company for our franchise and assisted in negotiating the legal points in our first commercial lease at Redmond Town Center. We are now expanding our business to a mixed use development located in South Lake Union. Lee has met with our tenant improvement team and general contractor at the site to understand the issues we were presented with in our negotiation with the owner and has worked with us in negotiating our lease. Lee has worked very well with our team. We are delighted with his work product. We highly recommend Lee and the Brettin Law Office for entity formation, general business matters and commercial lease negotiations.”
– Luke Currier
Governor
Raising The Barre LLC d/b/a The Bar Method
I am the director of Agape Family Counseling...
“I am the director of Agape Family Counseling. I recently hired Lee Brettin and the Brettin Law Office to handle a dispute we encountered. Lee was aggressive in his approach to this matter; he explained the issues to me in a matter-of-fact and easy to understand manner, avoiding a lot of “legalese.” He employed a swift response to the other parties involved and used common sense backed by well researched and written legal correspondences that solved our problem and dispute. I will hire Lee again when and if I have a legal dispute or business matter. Highly recommended.”
– Rev. Dr. Philip “Gene” Anderson.
Agape Family Counseling
Lee was a pleasure to work with...
“Lee was a pleasure with work with. I would have been lost without him. He took care of all the paperwork for us and answered all our questions. If I need any legal work in the future I will be sure to call. I would not hesitate to recommend Lee to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.”
– M.C.
I was referred to Lee Brettin by a lawyer...
“I was referred to Lee Brettin by a lawyer who was familiar with Lee’s real estate law background. My wife and I were facing a short sale on our home. If the short sale didn’t go through then we were certain the bank would foreclose on our home. Our home was encumbered with a first and home equity line of credit (HELOC). In addition to our home, we own a large building lot where we planned to build our retirement home. We didn’t want to take any unnecessary risk with our building lot as it was paid for with our retirement money. Lee met with me and carefully reviewed my predicament. He set up a limited liability company for us and helped his transfer title to our building lot. We were successful with our short sale. Lee reviewed the final documents from the lender and HUD-1 closing statement. When we need a lawyer in the future, which we hope we won’t, I will not hesitate to call Lee. We were happy with his work and our results and highly recommend Lee.”
– M.F., Duvall, WA
I met Lee Brettin in 2003...
“I met Lee Brettin in 2003 when he represented a local restaurant chain seeking to put a restaurant on a site owned by my company. We presented Lee with our company’s standard form lease. He turned around lease comments expeditiously, concentrating on issues pertinent to the transaction. Both the tenant and the landlord quickly achieved a mutually beneficial lease that will stand for many years. Lee was instrumental in getting the deal done.

I was impressed with Lee’s professionalism and representation for his client. I later retained him for commercial unlawful detainer work. Lee approached each case aggressively with fees in line with our expectations, reporting his progress on a regular basis through conclusion.

Lee is well versed in commercial real estate, including matters such as tenant mix, rent, property management and the probability of a retail tenant’s likelihood of success or failure depending on economic, experience and competition. I recommend him without reservation.”
– Allen Gray, CPM®,
President, Lakeshore Investment Corporation

I've known and worked with Lee as my personal and professional lawyer for 15 years...
“I’ve known and worked with Lee as my personal and professional lawyer for over 15 years. He’s helped me tremendously in both my professional & personal lives. His knowledge & advice has been invaluable on all matters involving any kind of real estate, purchase & sales, development, easements & liens, and enforcement of claims. He’s a diligent and passionate advocate for his clients, while it the same time “tells it like it is” so that there’s no needless attorneys fees or litigation costs. He’s a great person and attorney. Highly Recommended.”
– J.G., Seattle WA

CONTACT US

Send us an inquiry. We’d love to hear from you. Most inquires are answered same day or evening. This is the fastest and surest way of making contact. We office a free ten-minute telephone case evaluation to help you determine if our services are well suited to your needs and matched to your every expectation.

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*Please understand that your sending us an inquiry or our responding to you does not create a lawyer-client relationship or on obligation on our part to represent you. If we mutually decide to engage you will be sent a confidential new client intake form and prior to our representing you we will both sign a lawyer-client engagement letter. We cannot act as your lawyer until an engagement letter that is signed by you is also signed by Lee Brettin and returned to you.Send us an inquiry. We’d love to hear from you. Most inquires are answered same day or evening. This is the fastest and surest way of making contact. We office a free ten-minute telephone case evaluation to help you determine if our services are well suited to your needs and matched to your every expectation.

FAQs

Hiring Us and Fee Schedules
How do I engage with you?
Call or send me an email through the Contact Us portal or to the email address at the top of the page and I will personally respond to you in most cases the same day.  If, based on our initial email exchange we mutually decide that your needs, goals and timeframe are a good fit for our practice, then we will send you a confidential client questionnaire for you to return to us.  This gives us a basic profile, contact information, names of parties, objectives and issues involved for our conflict check.  Once we have the intake form back, we will schedule a time for an initial free ten-minute call to discuss how we can help you.

How do you screen clients?
Through the initial exchange of emails, review of your confidential client questionnaire and our ten-minute initial consultation to discuss your specific goals and objectives we can determine if your case is a good fit for our practice, our fees are inline with your budget and expectations, and if we have the current resources to devote to your project. During that call, you will have the opportunity to interview Lee Brettin about his background and experience as it relates to your project, scheduling availability, and the specific next steps.  If we mutually decide that your needs are a good fit for our practice and that we can deliver the results you are looking for within your time frame then we will firm up our arrangement with you via an agreement outlining terms and conditions of our services.

How much do your legal services cost?

Hourly rates vary depending on the nature of the undertaking.  Our current fee schedule is $275.00/hr. for general legal services; $175.00/hr. for paralegal services; $85.00/hr. for administrative services and $350.00/hr. for litigation.  First hour is $300.00. Minimum project billing for a new client is $500.00, usually paid in advance.  Once you are in our system as a client, the minimum charge is waived on future projects.

Do you ever work on a flat fee basis?
Each legal project is unique. In that regard, we try to creatively undertake as many routine tasks on a flat fee basis as possible. Many basic real estate and business transactions quite easily fit the flat fee billing model.  Depending on complexity and the number of ‘moving parts,’ some projects necessitate an hourly billing format.  In other cases, we are able to complete part of a project on a flat fee and other components on an hourly basis.

What are your flat fees for Off-Market / FSBO sales or to represent a real estate buyer?
Basic real estate sale transactions are normally done on a flat fee basis. Flat fee pricing is variable depending on when in the process we engage. Every transaction is unique. In some instances we engage with our clients when they are first considering a purchase or sale. In other cases we engage after an offer has been tendered, parties identified or on a document review basis. The following are general guidelines. Fees start as low as $1,500.00 for representing a home or single tenant commercial building buyer or seller on a no contingency, no due diligence sale under $500,000.  For no due diligence, no contingency sales between $500,001 and $800,000, the fee is $2,000.00; for no contingency, no due diligence sales between $800,001 to $1,100,000 the fee is $2,500.00. For sales over $1,100,000, please call to discuss.  Typically, residential transactions with basic financing, title and inspection contingencies will increase the flat fee by $500.00.  Payment is generally split with half due in advance of writing or reviewing an offer, and the balance due upon opening escrow.  On sales of listed properties, we are often able to apply the equivalent amount of the selling broker’s commission – often 2.5% to 3% of the listing price – to the buyer’s closing costs and loan points, up to the full sale commission thereby potentially saving clients thousands of dollars over hiring a traditional broker to perform the same basic service.

Please note that the forgoing pricing model is intended for basic real estate sales.  Transactions where a party may need our counsel to obtain entitlements or satisfy feasibility studies, or those that present issues of compromised or clouded title, the need to negotiate complicated ownership or partnership issues, prepare financing documents, and sales involving so-called “pre-built” homes, or the review of condominium disclosure documents for new sales or resale certificates for pre-owned condos entail additional work that may take the project out of the above price structure.  These are typical add-ons to off-market sales that in some cases may make sense to include in a flat fee bid or in other cases may be more fitting of a hybrid flat/hourly fee proposal. During our free consultation we will be able to give you a solid quote on either a flat fee or hybrid pricing basis, depending on the needs of your project.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONTACTED “OFF MARKET” BY A BUILDER, INVESTOR OR FLIPPER FOR YOUR IN-CITY UP-ZONED HOME, CALL ME BEFORE RESPONDING TO AN UNSOLICITED OFFER OR AGREEING TO ANYTHING.

Do you accept credit cards?
Most major cards are accepted.

Will I need to pay a retainer?
In some cases, we ask for a retainer or advance payment to reserve immediate time for your project if it is to be completed on an expedited basis.  In other cases, we may ask for a deposit to be placed in our lawyer IOLTA trust account.  IOLTA trust funds are client monies until they are earned and are usually applied to your final invoice.  In most all cases, a new client will need to pay a retainer or deposit prior to our commencing work on a project.  Existing or return client are not asked for a new IOTLA deposits.

How fast can you go to work for me?
Once we have a signed engagement letter back with your deposit or retainer, we can schedule your project.  On expedited matters with a rush deadline, we are often able to complete our initial consultation, circulate and sign the engagement letter and start work on your case the same day. In all cases, timing on commencement of work and estimated initial turn-around will be agreed-to in advance.

Legal Resources
Here are some handy websites that we use that may be of assistance to you.

American Bar Association
http://www.americanbar.org/aba.aspx

Washington State Bar Association
http://www.wsba.org

King County Bar Association
http://www.kcba.org

Pierce County Bar Association
http://www.tpcba.com

Snohomish County Bar Association
http://snobar.org

National Association of Realtors
www.realtor.org

North Puget Sound Association of Realtors
http://www.npsar.com

Washington State Commercial Association of Realtors
www.wscar.com

Washington State Courts
www.courts.wa.gov

King County Bar Association
http://www.kcba.org

King County Department of Assessment
http://www.kingcounty.gov/Assessor.aspx

King County Recorders Office
http://www.kingcounty.gov/business/Recorders.aspx

King County Superior Court
http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/SuperiorCourt.aspx

Washington Residential Landlord-Tenant Act:
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/Rcw/default.aspx?cite=59.18

Seattle Landlord-Tenant Laws: Please review this page before entering into or terminating a residential lease:
https://www.seattle.gov/dpd/cs/groups/pan/@pan/documents/web_informational/dpdd016420.pdf

Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections:
http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/

King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinics:
https://www.kcba.org/For-the-Public/Free-Legal-Assistance/Neighborhood-Legal-Clinics

King County Bar Association Housing Justice Project:
https://www.kcba.org/For-the-Public/Free-Legal-Assistance/Housing-Justice-Project

Rental Housing Association of Washington:
http://www.rhawa.org/

Washington Attorney General Residential Landlord-Tenant Resources
http://www.atg.wa.gov/residential-landlord-tenant-resources

Washington Landlord Association
http://waapt.org/

Institute of Real Estate Management
http://www.irem.org/

International Counsel of Shopping Centers
https://www.icsc.org/

SIOR Real Estate Glossary
http://www.sior.com/docs/default-source/membership-docs/LeaseGlossary

The information you obtain on this website is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice.  The function of this website is informing the viewer about the services offered at Brettin Law Office and for general advertising purposes only.  We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established via an engagement letter signed by us and delivered to you.