The Firm’s Areas of Legal Expertise

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Real Estate

Covais Law Offices is a full-service real estate law firm.

The purchase of real estate, as either a home or investment property, is a major commitment for most people. The firm has closed hundreds of deals for clients, advising them on each step of the process and ably handling potential problems as they arise.

As a former condominium association chairperson for 12 years, Michael Covais has a thorough understanding of the challenges condominium association members regularly face.

Services Include:

  • Representing buyers, sellers, and lending institutions in real estate transactions, including document preparation
  • Conducting commercial and residential real estate closings
  • Advising condominium associations, drafting condominium documents and owners’ rules, and drafting common area fee and special assessment collections
  • Representing developers of condominium conversion projects, including the creation of conversion documents
  • Overseeing the selection of real estate management companies and vendors including contract drafting and negotiation
  • Negotiating commercial real estate leases

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

A person can spend a lifetime building an estate.

Through careful planning, the firm's attorneys will help you ensure that your assets are distributed as you wish to your heirs and survivors. They understand that it’s not always how much you leave, but how you leave it that is important. The attorneys use a number of techniques to see that your desires are fulfilled.

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Pre-Nuptial/Pre-Marital Agreements
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Probate

Matters arise with or without a will. Covais Law Offices will help sort them out.

The loss of a loved one can be traumatic and is often a difficult time to sort through legal matters. Frequently, even if someone has a will in place, estate issues arise such as changing the title of the property or completing tax forms.

Probate is the court-supervised process that transfers the legal title of property from the estate of the person who has died to his or her beneficiaries. Covais Law Offices provide the know-how to get clients through the process of closing business affairs and managing the distribution of assets. The firm's clients are Personal Representatives and beneficiaries of probate estates.

Small Business

Covais Law Offices is the legal department for managers and entrepreneurs.

People who own and manage their small business sometimes need large firm service but without large firm fees. Covais Law Offices wants to be your lawyer while you conduct your business. Their services include:

  • Advocating for parties at municipal zoning and licensing boards
  • Representing parties in the buying and selling of businesses
  • Establishing for-profit and nonprofit corporations
  • Negotiating new construction and architect’s contracts
  • Working with other professionals to help clients achieve success
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