New Orleans Real Estate Attorneys

Whether you are a buyer, seller, or investor in Louisiana, a New Orleans real estate attorney at Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, L.L.P., can help you handle any types of real estate transaction.

Real Estate Attorneys


One of the main responsibilities of a real estate lawyer is the drafting of documents, such as leases, rental agreements, deeds, purchase contracts, general and special warranty deeds,  deeds with vendor liens, deed for condominium projects, notes, deeds of trust and lien releases.

In addition to that, our attorneys experienced in real estate transactions help clients negotiate terms and conditions. If you prefer to negotiate your own deals, our real estate lawyers can review your transactions for you to make sure that it is legally sound.

Residential Transactions

If you want to purchase a residential property, it’s important to have an attorney review your purchasing contract to make sure everything is lawful and fair before you sign a legally binding document.

As your real estate attorney, we will work with the mortgage loan officer, the other party’s attorney, and the real estate agent, if there is one, to ensure the purchase will run smoothly. Other important documents to review include the deed, bills of sale (for personal property such as appliances), legal descriptions, mortgage loan documents, plat of survey, and title and title insurance policy.

When representing buyers our attorneys can:

  • Explain your contract terms
  • Protect you from liabilities related to your home purchase
  • Review title, mortgage and tax documents
  • Register documents related to the transaction
  • Ensure that at the end of the transaction, you are in possession of valid ownership documents

When representing sellers, we can:

  • Assist in negotiations with buyer
  • Review contract terms to ensure your interests are protected
  • Handle title issues that arise during sale
  • Ensure that contract terms are fulfilled

Real estate attorneys don’t always accompany their clients throughout the entire purchasing process, although we’re more than happy to do so. However, many clients wish to have one present at the time of closing whether they are buying or selling the property in question as sometimes issues can arise at the last minute.

Commercial Transactions

Commercial real estate includes any property transaction in a business context. Our attorneys are well-versed in all areas of New Orleans real estate contracts law for commercial properties.

We represent individuals, corporations, developers, contractors and lenders in any type of business real estate transaction, including purchases, sales, leases and developments. Commercial real estate we can help with includes:

  • Office space
  • Shopping centers
  • Hotels
  • Multi-family housing units, such as an apartment complex or timeshare development
  • Business sales that including real estate property
  • Land for commercial development

Real Estate Litigation & Mediation

When a real estate transaction goes bad, sometimes it’s necessary to take the grievance to court. Real estate litigation arises out of all types of disputes, including:

Our attorneys have the skill and knowledge of New Orleans real estate contract law necessary to successfully litigation your dispute if it comes to that. However, some disputes are better settled at the negotiating table rather than in front of a judge.

We can guide and mediate negotiations when a dispute arises and often help both parties reach an agreement without the need for litigation.

If you’re considering or already in the midst of a residential or commercial real estate transaction, don’t hesitate to contact Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix to talk to an experienced real estate lawyer in New Orleans today.