Our real estate lawyers at Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA are proud to offer skilled representation for a wide range of commercial and residential real estate matters. We represent all parties in real estate transaction and disputes, from buyers and sellers to landlords and tenants. Whether you are a commercial developer hoping to establish a long-term relationship with an attorney or a homebuyer who needs representation through closing, we are here to help.

You can reach out to use through our online contact form or call (614) 602-6550 to schedule a consultation. We are happy to advise you on the next best steps and how we can help with your transaction or dispute.

We Represent Commercial Real Estate Parties

Our real estate attorneys in Dublin and Tipp City, Ohio work with developers, investors, contractors, property owners, commercial tenants, and other parties in commercial real estate transactions and litigation. Commercial real estate transactions can quickly become complex, and at times, contentious. We work with our clients to ensure sale and lease transactions are handled as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

We are experienced in addressing each step of a commercial real estate transaction. Our services include representation in regard to:

If you have any questions regarding a commercial real estate matter and how we can help you pursue your desired outcome, call us today.

We Handle Residential Real Estate Matters

Our real estate lawyers proudly help homeowners, sellers, buyers, landlords, and tenants through residential real estate transactions. We understand how nerve-wracking these situations can be, from purchasing your first home to dealing with an unruly tenant in your mother-in-law apartment. When it comes to your current or future home, you want a highly experienced and understanding attorney to help you navigate a transaction or dispute.

Our residential real estate attorneys can help you with:

Whether you want to buy or sell a home, or you are facing a different residential real estate issue, do not hesitate to call Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA. We are here to help current and prospective homeowners through all types of residential real estate issues.

We Handle Local Permit Applications and Appeals

The local administrative process can easily set back commercial and residential real estate projects if it is not handled well. Our real estate lawyers are experienced in zoning, land use, licensing, and permitting matters in Dublin and Tipp City, Ohio and Franklin, Delaware,  Union, and Miami counties.

A sample of what we can help with includes:

Whether you are working on a major project, such as a commercial development, or you wish to renovate your home or deck, we can advise you on the necessary permits and licenses as well as what to expect from the application process.

 Not only can we help with the initial application process, we also have experience going through administrative appeals if your initial application is denied.

We Represent Parties in Real Estate Litigation

No on enters into a commercial or residential real estate transaction expecting it to sour. Unfortunately, over the years we have seen many issues require litigation to resolve.

We help commercial and residential real estate parties when a:

We understand you may wish to avoid a long, contentious court case. We are happy to try and resolve commercial and residential real estate disputes out of court. It is our priority to resolve the issue as efficiently as possible while obtaining the best possible outcome.

However, if your matter requires more than a conversation and negotiations, we also have extensive experienced in handling litigation. We are not afraid to protect your rights and interests before a judge.

We Handle Property Tax Appeals

A common struggle for homeowners in Ohio is property taxes. If you are hit with too great of a property tax bill, we recommend calling our real estate attorneys in Dublin, OH. We will review your situation and advise you on how to challenge your home’s valuation and your property tax liability.

Your property taxes are handled by the county, which typically performs valuations en masse. Your home’s valuation is likely determined only by a visual exterior inspection and based on property records. In most counties, there are too many properties for auditors to inspect each one thoroughly.

Property appraisals are performed every six years. This is known as the sexennial appraisal. In the third year between sexennial reappraisals, your property’s value will be adjusted based on sales in the neighborhood. This is known as the triennial update.

You can find the sexennial and triennial schedule for each Ohio county on the Ohio Department of Taxation’s website. Franklin and Delaware Counties are scheduled for an update in 2020 and a reappraisal in 2023. Union County is scheduled for a reappraisal in 2019 and an update in 2022.

You do not have to rely on the county auditor’s valuation of your home. Property values are complicated, and your home may very well be over-valued for several reasons.

If you believe your home’s valuation is wrong, you should speak with our attorneys about obtaining a property valuation and appealing your tax liability. We will help you obtain evidence of your home’s actual value and pursue an appeal through an informal review. If your property’s value is not changed, we can represent you in filing an appeal with your county’s Board of Revision.

If you disagree with the county board’s decision, we can appeal to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals. If you believe the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals made a mistake, you must appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court.

We Bridge the Gap Between Real Estate and Other Legal Matters

At Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA, we routinely help individuals with real estate matters that involve family disputes and estate planning.

Real Estate and Divorce

If you are facing a difficult divorce and are unsure of how to handle the family home or other shared real estate, we recommend you call us right away. We represent individuals in divorces in Dublin, Ohio, and our real estate experience can help you determine how to handle one or more shared properties. It is particularly important to work with a family lawyer with real estate experience if you and your spouse own several homes or rental properties.

Real Estate and Estate Planning

We also understand that when you own a home, a vacation home, or multiple residential or commercial properties, you have to plan for the future. You may wish to leave one or more properties for family members. In this case, you should talk with us about how to structure your will and how to utilize a trust to benefit your children, grandchildren, and other intended beneficiaries.

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G. Gregory Arenstein

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Greg started Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA with Nicholas I. Andersen in March 2010. Greg has many years of legal and tax experience working with clients on a wide array of business, estate planning, and tax issues. Greg is an experienced problem solver with the ability to assist clients with their most complex needs and the ability to communicate with his clients in plain English. Practice areas include: Estate Planning, Business Law, Taxation, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Administration, Legal Services for Healthcare Professionals

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Nicholas I. Andersen

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Nick started Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA with G. Gregory Arenstein in March 2010. Nick has extensive experience in civil litigation, business, estate planning, real estate, oil & gas, including pipelines, and representing taxpayers in collection actions. Nick’s practice also includes an expansive and diverse clientele of healthcare professionals, including physicians, dentists, and veterinarians. He believes in being available to his clients whenever they are in need. Practice areas include: Legal Services for Healthcare Professionals, Civil Litigation, Business Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Oil and Gas Law, Taxation

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Eric R. McLoughlin

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Eric has many years of experience representing clients in probate and trust administration, business, and estate planning matters. He has a strong passion for helping people with their legal matters, and strives to provide all his clients with the personalized service they deserve. Practice areas include: Probate and Trust Administration, Business Law, Estate Planning

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Jessica L. Sohner (née Samuel)

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Jessica has years of experience representing clients in family and domestic matters, including divorce, dissolution, and post-decree matters. She believes in providing quality representation for clients while maintaining sensitivity to their individualized needs during stressful litigation. Practice areas include: Family Law, Civil Litigation, Oil and Gas Law

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Erin L. Sanford

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Erin joined Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA as a Shareholder in February 2022. Erin has over 12 years of experience working in all areas of family law. Erin understands that when you are navigating through the court system, whether it is a divorce, child custody matter, the need for a guardian of a loved one, or the loss of a loved one it is a stressful time and she is there to be by her clients’ side.

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Ryan L. DeYoung

Senior Associate

Ryan is a Senior Associate at Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA. Ryan joined the firm in August 2020. Ryan’s practice is devoted to assisting clients in civil litigation matters. Prior to joining Arenstein & Andersen, his practice focused on the representation of individuals and small business debtors as an attorney with a small bankruptcy law firm for almost 7 years. In addition to his practice of bankruptcy law, Ryan also has prior experience in the litigation of housing and employment related claims, including claims brought under the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Civil Rights Act, as well as been an adjunct lecturer in The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. 

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James W. Park

Associate

Jim and Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA formed an “of counsel” relationship in 2015 to assist the firm’s clients in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor protection. Jim has been working in personal bankruptcy since 2005. He began practicing as an attorney solely in the area of personal bankruptcy in 2007, with a focus mainly in Chapters 7 and 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Jim understands that financial distress is common today and strives to provide clients with the respect and understanding they deserve while helping them through their difficult times. In December of 2021, Jim became a full-time associate attorney at the firm.

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Robert E. Putman

Associate

Robert joined Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA as a full-time associate attorney in October 2021. He is eager to provide clients with legal assistance in the areas of estate planning, business law, and general civil matters. He believes every client matter is unique and deserves careful professional attention to ensure the client’s interests are protected. 

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Erin M. Haughey

Associate

Erin joined Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA as a full-time associate attorney in October 2021 and earned her J.D. from Capital University Law School. Erin focuses her practice on estate and trust administration and understands the difficulty of losing a loved one. Erin works diligently to ensure that her clients are given the care and attention they deserve so she can best help them understand and achieve their desired goals.

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Joseph A. Downing

Of Counsel

Joe has extensive experience representing clients in estate planning, probate, business, real estate, elder law, and Medicaid planning. Joe prides himself on his ability to build long-term, trusting relationships with clients, and enjoys assisting them with their short and long-term legal needs. Joe and his law firm, Joseph A. Downing Co., L.P.A., are of counsel with our firm. Practice areas include: Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Business Law, Real Estate

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Christen M. Shore

Of Counsel

As a former adjunct professor at Capital University Law School, Christen has been practicing intellectual property law for over 20 years. She has represented multi-national corporations, universities, small business, and individuals in the protection of their intellectual property – including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Christen and her law firm, Christen M. Shore Co., L.P.A., are of counsel with our firm. Practice area include: Intellectual Property

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Ian A. Heyman

Of Counsel

Ian Heyman has over 23 years of legal experience counseling clients on all aspects of business matters, including acquisitions and transfers, corporate governance and structures, taxation including state and federal tax audits, commercial and residential real estate, wealth management, professional and business licensing, internal and government investigations, government relations, risk management, strategic structuring and commercial finance. Mr. Heyman represents businesses and individuals across many industries by creating innovative solutions, while always planning two steps ahead.

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Kathleen A. Hanley

Retired

Kathi is retired and living in Tucson, Arizona. She serves as a valuable advisor to the firm, and assists with continuity of service to her longtime clients that continue to entrust their legal needs to us.

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The Benefits of Working With an Experienced Real Estate Lawyer

Many people get into real estate transactions or disputes without a lawyer by their side. Often times, you think you can handle all or most of the matter yourself. However, whenever you are facing a commercial or residential real estate issue, we recommend working with an experienced attorney.

 

We know state and local law as well as the most efficient way of addressing a wide range of issues and disputes. Our knowledge and experience will help you handle a transaction or problem as efficiently as possible, which means there is a great likelihood of obtaining a positive outcome sooner rather than later.

 

We also provide objectivity during what can be an emotional process. We often find that current homeowners and potential home buyers have a hard time disconnecting from their emotional attachment to a house, which impacts their negotiations and whether or not the transaction will close. We offer you an objective opinion regarding your options and the best course of action, though we will never force you onto a path you are uncomfortable with.

Contact Our Real Estate Attorneys in Today

If you have questions about a real estate matter, or you are looking for a commercial or residential real estate attorney, do not hesitate to reach out to us at Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA. You can submit your information through our online contact form or call (614) 602-6550 to schedule a consultation.