Practice Overview

Real estate clients have been an integral part of our practice at Gess Mattingly & Atchison, P.S.C. since the firm was established in 1954. Our attorneys draw on the firm’s cumulative knowledge and experience to provide a broad array of legal services to commercial and residential real estate clients, including buyers and sellers, landlords, lenders, and others, including:

  • Commercial and Residential loan closings
  • Conservation easements and tax planning
  • Fair Housing law issues and compliance
  • Forcible detainer (eviction) proceedings by landlords
  • IRS Section 1031 like-kind exchanges, reverse 1031 exchanges, and other tax deferral techniques
  • Lease negotiations, modifications, and disputes
  • Loan workouts and restructurings
  • Mechanic’s & Materialman’s Liens
  • Purchase and sale transactions
  • Refinance transactions
  • Title opinions and title insurance policies
  • Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act issues and compliance
  • Zoning, land use and planning issues

Each year our firm negotiates and successfully consummates hundreds of transactions, both large and small, for both businesses and individuals. Our goal is to add value to every transaction in which we participate by providing timely and high quality legal services to meet the complex and changing needs of our clientele. In doing so, we regularly represent financial institutions, including large national banking institutions, credit unions and farm credit associations, several state and regional banks, as well as any number of commercial developers, venture capitalists, retail businesses and other national and Kentucky business clients.

We are approved agents for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company. Our attorneys are also experienced with representing the interests of landlords at all phases of the landlord/tenant relationship, including lease negotiations, evictions, and the defense of civil rights and fair housing matters.

If you need the assistance of an experienced commercial or residential real estate attorney, please contact Gess Mattingly & Atchison P.S.C. For over 60 years our attorneys have been providing quality legal services to clients throughout Kentucky … let our tradition of excellence continue with you.