Sutter O’Connell attorneys bring a collective decade of experience in negotiating complex residential, industrial, and commercial real estate transactions. Our attorneys understand the nuances associated with each type of transaction, including potential complexities associated with environmental and premises liability, negotiating and procuring purchase sale agreements, promissory and cognovit notes, mortgages, UCC filings, oil and gas rights, and private and public easements. We also have a clear understanding of title insurance policies, exclusions, and reservations, having served as presenters at numerous seminars on these topics.
Sutter O’Connell attorneys are well versed in oil and gas leasing and title issues, including mineral reservations, mineral severances, restrictive covenants, forced pooling, and contract interpretation. Our attorneys have extensive experience conducting title examinations and drafting certified title opinions. Generally, our certified title opinions have involved identifying coal, gas, and mineral severance owners, identifying working and non-working royalty interests (to eight decimal places), and identifying potential defects in the chain of title with most opinions beginning in the mid to late 1800’s and proceeding through the present day. Once an issue is identified, we are fully prepared to undertake due diligence, draft curative instruments, and pursue litigation in the form of quiet title or declaratory judgment actions on behalf of our clients.