Pittsburgh Commercial Real Estate Lawyer

Purchasing commercial real estate is a significant investment for individuals and business entities. Some of these real estate deals may seem straightforward, but most are complex. Pursuing a commercial real estate deal can become complicated and require the attention of an experienced real estate attorney

The Pittsburgh real estate attorneys at Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace have a history of successfully representing clients in commercial real estate transactions. Whether you are a buyer or seller, our experienced real estate attorneys will provide you with skilled legal representation. We can help with every stage of the process, from financing to closing. Contact our real estate attorneys at Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace today to schedule your initial consultation.

How Can a Commercial Real Estate Attorney Help?

Commercial real estate attorneys protect the rights of individuals or entities involved in commercial real estate transactions. These real estate transactions are governed by state statutory laws, common law, and federal statutes. Real estate agents are necessary when purchasing or selling commercial property, however, they do not have an in-depth understanding of all of the complex laws involved. 

A commercial real estate attorney who is well-versed in real estate law makes it easier for you to complete the transaction safely while protecting your interest from litigation. Should a dispute arise, an attorney will advocate for you during the negotiation process and at court, if necessary.


Commercial real estate is one of the core strengths of Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace. Our attorneys know the real estate market in the Greater Pittsburgh area. We are also familiar with all of the regulatory bodies involved in real estate transactions. Our law firm regularly assists clients with financing issues, drafting and reviewing complex commercial real estate contracts, and more. We regularly represent clients in all of the following commercial property matters:

  • Land use, zoning, and site planning
  • Property acquisition, which is a purchase agreement
  • Leasing of office space
  • Development of retail pads and strip malls
  • Planned community services, including condominiums
  • Office space lease agreement
  • Commercial leases with options to buy 
  • Commercial subleases
  • Property management agreements
  • 1031 exchanges
  • Formation of entities that own real estate
  • Construction and development contracts
  • Commercial real estate litigation 
  • Acquisitions and sales
  • Commercial foreclosures
  • Easements and restrictive covenants
  • Financing commercial property
  • Landlord-tenant matters
  • Litigation
  • Liens and title disputes
  • Real estate
  • Project development
  • Subdivisions

Protecting Your Interests

As commercial real estate attorneys, one of our main goals is to protect your interests, whether you are an individual or you represent a business entity. Commercial transactions are at a high risk of litigation. When making deals with regulations, state codes, and hidden agendas that come into play, a qualified attorney can help you navigate the complexities effectively. Our attorneys protect our clients’ interests by making sure their contracts are fair for them. 

With extensive knowledge in the commercial real estate field, our attorneys can negotiate persuasively on your behalf to ensure that a fair deal is completed. If the agreement isn’t followed by the other party, an attorney can work to enforce the agreement. Even after purchasing the commercial property, an attorney can help you understand what types of adverse events could arise later, such as structural or environmental issues. 

Commercial Real Estate Contracts

Commercial real estate buyers and sellers have rights when entering into real estate transactions. A commercial real estate attorney will help his or her client understand their rights and obligations according to the purchase and sales agreement. Many real estate agents use generic or boilerplate contracts, even in commercial sales. Boilerplate contracts do not address all the unique issues you will face after buying or selling the commercial property. 

An attorney can help you carefully prepare and negotiate a purchase and sales agreement that addresses all of your unique needs while protecting your interests. Before you sign a purchase and sales agreement for a commercial property, it is crucial that you discuss the contract with a skilled attorney first.

Commercial Real Estate Litigation

Due to the complex nature of many real estate transactions, there is always a possibility that litigation will become necessary. When one or both parties fail to uphold the terms of the purchase and sales agreement, litigation could ensue. The attorneys at Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace provide formidable legal representation and sophisticated solutions in real estate litigation. 

Our decades of commercial real estate law and civil litigation experience enable us to defend against or bring actions on any side of a dispute. We represent sellers, buyers, developers, builders, landlords, tenants, real estate professionals, and local government bodies. 

Our experience in handling real estate litigation cases ranges from simple sales contract disputes to complex litigation over massive development projects. We represent clients in all of the following types of litigation cases:

  • Installment land contract (contract for deed)
  • Breach of contract in the sale or purchase of a property
  • Adverse possession and quiet title cases
  • Disputes related to real estate entity ownership
  • Disputes over boundary lines and easements
  • Commercial lease dispute of an eviction
  • Construction litigation
  • Land use and zoning appeals
  • Planning community and condominium development disputes
  • Challenging or filing motions for injunctive relief
  • Eminent domain proceedings 

Prolonged litigation can be costly and disruptive, especially in pending real estate transactions and in-progress development. The litigation attorneys at Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace prepare every case as though it will go to court. Still, we also actively explore alternative dispute resolution to minimize exposure to damages and legal expenses. 

Reach Out to a Commercial Residential Real Estate Attorney in Pittsburgh

The commercial real estate attorneys at Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace have a proven track record of successfully representing buyers and sellers in commercial transactions. Our real estate attorneys can help you with title issues, reviewing and drafting contracts, negotiating with lenders, and more. We have extensive experience working with local developers, businesses, and property management firms to assist you in a wide range of real estate matters, from transactions to litigation. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about our services.