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The real estate practice of Martin & Seibert, L.C. is concentrated in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties, West Virginia, and Frederick County, Virginia. It encompasses all residential and commercial real estate development in one of the fastest growing regions of the United States.

We offer a comprehensive range of real estate-related legal services, working closely with architects, planners, builders, developers, realtors, banks, mortgage lenders and the community-at-large. We also specialize in start-up consulting for businesses. Our experienced attorneys can expedite the acquisition of all necessary permits to begin a business operation. This includes all necessary federal, state and local permits.

As the Eastern Panhandle continues to grow, so does the need for experienced and qualified legal service in the area of commercial real estate. The Firm’s real estate attorneys provide seasoned experience and innovative strategy for the planning of subdivisions, commercial strips, multi-use and planned unit developments through site acquisition as well as construction financing by private, state and federal lenders. We cover all aspects of planning, approval, permitting, environmental audits, development and project management, end loan buy-downs, and permanent or take out financing of retained ownership interests. Our transactional attorneys are among the most experienced and qualified negotiators in the region. Our real estate services include representation and performance of due diligence in the purchase acquisition, lease and sale of real estate for investment. We also provide legal counsel in the context of sophisticated tax structuring.

Our single-family residential closing services represent state of the art, computerized, quality document preparation, in conjunction with the individualized attention of our Settlement Coordinators, to provide responsive scheduling and cost-effective settlements. Settlements can be scheduled at any time to meet a buyer’s specified needs, at offices located in Martinsburg, Charles Town, or on-site locations for the convenience of builders and realtors and we are qualified title insurance agents for several major title insurance companies. Our real estate office is an industry leader in the implementation of state financing programs with client leaders and in the training of loan origination personnel. We represent many of the leading real estate lending entities in the tri-state area, providing our clients with extensive contracts in development financing from both state and private sources including the structuring the private placement offerings and participation. We are regularly consulted by state and federal agencies, and have provided representation to state and local commissions and boards on industry standards and issues relating to the underwriting of real estate financing programs as well as land and real estate asset management. We also regularly represent clients in real estate litigation.

Vito A. Mussomeli


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