West Chester Residential & Commercial Real Estate Lawyers

From our offices in Media, PA, the legal team of the real estate department of Eckell Sparks helps clients in Delaware County and across the Philadelphia metropolitan area with their personal and business real estate matters. Eckell Sparks also represents real estate agents, brokers, appraisers, and real estate companies.

Experienced Handling Individual and Commercial Matters

Our real estate lawyers and support staff understand how complicated real estate transactions can be. They have extensive experience in all types of residential, commercial, and industrial real estate transactions. We have—

  • A unique reputation for success in real estate tax assessment appeals and eminent domain proceedings
  • Assisted with negotiations and finalization of agreements involving long-term leases for shopping centers, office buildings, and individual commercial establishments
  • Handled zoning, land use and related matters as a large part of our practice, including presentations before planning commissions and government bodies, and the litigation of related issues
  • Helped clients in the purchase and sale of their residence
  • Represented corporate, institutional, entrepreneurial, and public clients in transactions involving development, acquisition, sales, leasing, and financing

Eckell Sparks represents many commercial banks, and as such, has developed a deep ability in negotiating and preparing loan documents involving collateralized real estate, including industrial loan development documentation. We also represent secured and unsecured lenders and borrowers in restructuring troubled loan facilities, foreclosures, and lender liability litigation.

Let Us Assist You

Our firm’s real estate lawyers handle a wide variety of matters, including—

  • Brokers’ issues and licensing
  • Condemnation law
  • Condominium law
  • Conveyancing
  • Contracts
  • Development
  • Easements
  • Finance
  • Foreclosure
  • Land acquisition and sale
  • Land planning and development leases
  • Liens
  • Litigation
  • Loan documentation
  • Partnership
  • Planned unit development law
  • Real estate acquisitions
  • Restructuring
  • Sales
  • Secured lending
  • Settlements
  • Tax assessment appeals
  • Tax free exchange
  • Title issues and examination
  • Valuation
  • Zoning

Recent Real Estate Representation

Recently, our real estate lawyers have represented clients in the following matters—

  • Representation of a foreign buyer in major ($33 million) acquisition of large industrial complex
  • Coordinated examination of loan documents from foreign lender with Massachusetts branch
  • Reviewed and prepared new documentation of leases for multiple tenants and coordinated receipt of multiple permits from local, state and federal agencies
  • Representation of a major regional builder in the assemblage of a 70-acre tract and a 30-acre tract for housing developments
  • Representation of a municipal authority in the marketing and sale of a 40-acre parcel of land for retail development, with the value of land in excess of $9,000,000
  • Representation of a local company in the acquisition and financing of a 50,000-square-foot industrial warehouse
  • Representation of the owner of two class-A office buildings in Center City, Philadelphia in real estate tax assessment appeals, resulting in reductions of assessments of over $45,000,000
  • Representation of an owner of a transmission tower and the owners of various buildings in the negotiation of more than ten antenna leases
  • Representation of a national bank in real estate tax assessment appeals involving over 50 properties in Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties
  • Representation of a regional bank in the extension of an acquisition and working capital loan facility in excess of $2,000,000 to a car dealership
  • Representation of a municipality to structure tax increment financing for a multi-million dollar movie studio
  • Representation of a housing authority in the rebuilding of public housing with mixed financing
  • Represented residential, commercial, and industrial condemnees whose property was threatened or actually taken for Interstate 95 and US Route 476 (The Blue Route).  These cases became fixed as Pennsylvania law by ruling of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Representation of clients whose properties are being taken by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the widening of U.S. Route 322

If you are contemplating or involved in a personal or business real estate transaction or have questions about tax appeals, contact an experienced West Chester real estate lawyer at Eckell Sparks today to discuss your legal issues.
Chair of the Department

Murray S. Eckell
Phone: 1-610-565-3701 x242
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Email: meckell@eckellsparks.com
Fax: 1-610-565-1596
Stephen J. Polaha
Phone: 1-610-565-3701 x245
Web: Contact Form
Email: spolaha@eckellsparks.com
Fax: 1-610-565-7866

A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

We want to assure everyone that during this unprecedented and difficult time, we are still operating and will continue to meet all the legal needs of the residents of the Delaware Valley. While the Governor’s recent orders have restricted the operations of some businesses, Eckell Sparks has deployed a variety of applications and hardware that allows both our attorneys and our support staff to confer with clients remotely, provide consultations to those seeking legal advice, and continue to provide the high level of legal services to our clients as we have always done. For more than 50 years, our Firm has been a force in the Delaware Valley legal community. And by now also leveraging technology, we will continue to do so both during, and after, the current public health emergency.

So, if you need us, we are here. Are you an employer and don’t know what to do under all the new Corona-virus laws being passed in Washington? Were you injured in a car accident either before, or during, the current crisis? Call or email us. We can help. www.eckellsparks.com 610-565-3700.

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