Areas of Legal Practice

Shifman & Carlson, P.C. has a reputation of providing quality representation and effective legal counsel in estate planning, real estate, and business law.

Real Estate Attorneys

The real estate team at Shifman & Carlson, P.C. has over thirty years of real estate experience, and we assist our clients in a variety of real estate matters. We know that the involvement of an experienced attorney can sometimes make the difference in the success of a real estate transaction. Whether you might be having difficulty closing a residential sale, wanting assistance in negotiating a commercial lease, or seeking counsel as you pay off a land contract, we are happy to work with you in order to finish up the transaction.

Residential/Commercial Real Estate – Our firm can assist you whether you are purchasing your first home or are looking for a new location for your growing business. For residential and commercial real estate transaction, our firm can review and draft purchase agreements to ensure the deal is in accordance with your expectations and to make sure you are protected in the event the deal goes awry. We can review title work and flag potential restrictions, easements, or other encumbrances that might be unacceptable or might otherwise restrict you from using your property the way that you choose. We also work with title companies as well as real estate agents and brokers throughout the closing process to ensure all documents are accurate and ready to go so all you have to do is sign.

Residential/Commercial Leases – We have over thirty years experience working with both tenants and landlords through every aspect of the rental relationship. We can review and negotiate leases for prospective tenants so you have an understanding of your responsibilities before you sign (such as common area maintenance) We also draft residential and commercial leases for landlords. We counsel clients in the event there are difficulties with the landlord/tenant relationship and work with our clients to reach a satisfactory result.

Land Contracts – Our firm works with both vendors and vendees through every aspect of the land contract process. For these transactions, we often draft purchase agreements as well as the actual land contract, review title work, and work with the parties to determine how title will ultimately be transferred once the requirements under the land contract have been fulfilled. We also assist individuals who are looking to make their final payment under the land contract to ensure that title to the property is transferred upon the final payment.

Condominiums – We have experience working with developers throughout the condominium development process. We can assist by drafting master deeds, bylaws, disclosure documents, and getting associations up and running. We also represent condominium associations. In these instances, we provide guidance in ensuring meetings are scheduled and run in accordance with governing documents, advise on various issues that might be facing a condominium community at any given time, and provide counsel on everything from dues to infractions under the governing documents.

Miscellaneous – In addition to the areas mentioned above, we also provide regular to guidance with deed drafting, drawing up easements, and almost any other need that might arise in the real estate field.


  • Serving MI Since 1963 – 100+ Years of Combined Experience

  • Top Rating For Ethics & Legal Ability (AV® Rating)

  • Selected for Inclusion in DBusiness Top Lawyers

  • Two Office Locations: Farmington Hills & Grand Rapids

  • Representing Individuals, Businesses, Municipalities & Schools

We proudly serve clients in Wayne County, Oakland County and Macomb County

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