Real Estate

Cloutier, Conley & Duffett and its wholly-owned subsidiary, First Title of Maine, offer comprehensive real estate related legal services, including:

  • Insured closings
  • Title examination
  • Title insurance underwriting and issuance
  • Document preparation
  • Deed drafting
  • Construction project documentation
  • Complex tax deferral strategies
  • Self-directed IRA investment management plans

In addition to the consumer title services offered through First Title of Maine, Cloutier, Conley & Duffett has offered a variety of real estate related services designed to meet the investment and financial management needs of real estate investors, commercial property users and real estate professionals.

For operating businesses, Cloutier, Conley & Duffett frequently represents borrowers doing business with various commercial lenders active in the Maine markets. The firm represents borrowers in facilities acquisition, secured lending and related services such as company formation, business and asset agreements and the frequently complex documentation associated with mortgaging of commercial real estate.

For businesses and investors, opportunities to defer income taxation through the use of a tax-deferred exchange series of transactions can provide substantial advantages in preserving available capital and reducing indebtedness associated with an investment.

One of the common, and typically very expensive problems related to real estate investment and ownership is the need, at times, to engage in litigation related to real estate related issues. Cloutier, Conley & Duffett attorneys retain the ability to translate real estate related issues within the strictures and requirements of the court system. The firm is regularly engaged in representing parties involved in real estate disputes before the courts. Although litigation is rarely inexpensive, the extensive experience of the firm members in real estate construction, mortgaging, finance, development, conveyancing, title and title insurance issues and land-use regulations all contribute to efficient and cost-effective representation of people involved in real estate related disputes.

For a comprehensive outline of these services visit Cloutier, Conley & Duffett's subsidiary First Title of Maine.