Commercial Real Estate

The lease or purchase of real estate represents one of the largest and most significant expenses borne by most of our business clients.  The process may seem straightforward, but the reality is that there are a number of pitfalls that can ensnare the unwary from local zoning ordinances and land use restrictions to environmental risks. These transactions involve innumerable moving parts that require a skilled and organized approach on behalf of the business in order to make sure the transaction meets the clients’ objectives.

Blitch Westley Barrette is experienced in working in coordination with insurance agents, real estate agents, municipal governments, title companies, and lenders to ensure a smooth transaction for our business clients. Over our many years of experience, our clients have included large motor carriers, auto repair shops, medical and dental practices, and several other kinds of businesses both large and small.

Leases:  Our attorneys are equipped to assist both commercial landlords and lessees in preparing and/or negotiating commercial leases to fairly govern the business relationships between the parties to the transaction.

Zoning and Local Business Licensing:  We have worked with municipalities to address zoning issues on our clients’ behalf and to obtain special use permits and/or variances for our clients to legally operate in compliance with local land use laws.

Purchase and Sale Agreements: Our experience extends to drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements for large industrial properties, vacant land, small commercial buildings, and everything in between.

Residential Real Estate

Whether it is a condominium or a single-family home, a co-op apartment or a multi-family unit, Blitch Westley Barrette’s attorneys have assisted clients in need of skilled and attentive representation in purchasing and selling residential real estate for over eighteen years. Our attorneys take great pride in providing personal consultation to our clients in connection with their residential transactions and ensuring that our clients have direct communication with the lawyer concerning all aspects of the purchase and/or sale process. Moreover, we have made it our priority to guarantee open lines of communication with our clients’ real estate agents and lender representatives because we recognize how important it is to our clients’ success that all of their professional representatives are working together toward the same goals. As title agents associated with Citywide Title in Illinois, our lawyers have significant resources at their disposal to ensure a smooth transaction for our individual clients as well as our real-estate developer clients.