When it comes to real estate, Law Office of Steven M. Patterson knows the art of the deal and the art of a deal gone wrong. When facing the stress of real estate litigation, retaining an attorney with substantial knowledge about Missouri property laws and civil litigation can lighten the burden. By assertively applying extensive knowledge of all aspects of property rights, civil procedure, finance and business, I can handle your disputes related to:
I work towards an optimal and expedient solution to all disputes.
You worked hard to purchase your dream home. When unexpected circumstances occur that put your home at risk of foreclosure, you can take crucial steps to ensure your lender complies with its legal duties. I combine innovative strategies with fierce determination to defend your right to keep your home. When selling your home presents the better option, I guide you toward the most advantageous situation. Some means of protecting your home include use of:
I use all available tools to help my clients retain their homes.
Eminent domain is the power of the government to take private property for public use. The process involves condemnation of your property, appraisal of its value, an offer to purchase and negotiation for a fair price. If the government offers an unsatisfactory amount of compensation or your property was improperly designated for public use, you can sue to halt the eminent domain process or receive the compensation you deserve. I zealously protect clients’ property from eminent domain abuses.
Eviction is disruptive to both the landlord and the tenant. The landlord must spend the time and money to replace tenants who fall behind on rent, and displaced families must locate a new home under traumatic circumstances. With this scenario in mind, I help mediate disputes when eviction is undesirable. If you are a tenant who unfairly faces eviction, I protect your right to remain in your home. If you are a landlord whose tenants are engaged in disruptive, illegal or damaging behavior, I help you to protect your property and your business.
ADR refers to other means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. Some contracts require binding arbitration or nonbinding mediation to resolve disputes that arise out of the transaction governed by the agreement. When the cost and time of litigation exceeds the likely outcome, you may choose to settle instead. If negotiating a settlement, my tenacity directs the proceedings toward a desirable outcome.
Law Office of Steven M. Patterson is located in Salem, Missouri and serves clients throughout Missouri. To schedule a consultation, call me at 573-453-5168 or contact me online.