Real Estate


From the sale and purchase of properties to their planning, development, construction, operation, and financing, Barr Law Group has served the community for nearly two decades. We are intimately familiar with the organizations and people involved in real estate and what it takes to produce favorable outcomes.

We also have extensive experience in resolving cases including the priority of liens, claims to titles, and property boundary disputes. Barr Law Group attorneys represent local individuals, small and large businesses, and commercial developers in addition to lenders, brokers, and investors in real estate.

We provide real estate services in the following areas:

Bank Negotiations – We have extensive experience with negotiating financing transactions for residential and commercial real estate, including conventional mortgages, VEDA and SBA business loans, modifications and workouts.

Commercial & Residential Transactions – The firm represents both buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate here in Stowe and beyond. We are a full-service firm and can add significant value to real estate transactions through the knowledge we have gained from closing hundreds of transactions.

Condominium, Vacation Ownership & Resort Law – The firm has a broad background in condominium law, and has drafted condominium documents for many of the developments here in Stowe. We also have extensive experience with homeowners associations, condo-hotels and legal issues specific to owners of vacation homes.

Construction Advice & Counseling – The firm has expertise in drafting and negotiating construction contracts, for both the builder and the property owner. We also can help resolve construction-related issues that arise during the course of a project.

Construction Disputes – Our first goal is to resolve construction disputes without the need for litigation, and we have an excellent track record in doing so. If litigation, arbitration, or mediation becomes necessary, we are well-equipped and have considerable experience in achieving favorable results for our clients.

Contract Negotiation & Drafting – The firm is uniquely skilled in drafting purchase and sales contracts, options, lease-to-own agreements, rights of first refusal, development contracts, and many other types of contracts involving real estate.

Debt Workouts – We have assisted debtors in restructuring and/or modifying their loan terms, increasing cash flow and returning businesses to profitability. Workouts can take many forms, including refinancing, modification, forbearance and reinstatement. We also work with experienced bankruptcy counsel if necessary.

Development – The firm has considerable experience with assisting developers of condominiums and subdivisions, including drafting of covenants, condominium declarations and bylaws, working with surveyors and permit specialists, and forming and advising homeowners associations.

Federal and State Regulatory Filings for Development – We have prepared federal and state regulatory filings for developers, including Vermont public offering statements, New York offering plans (to our knowledge we are the only firm in Vermont that has completed this extremely complex process), and statements of record pursuant to the federal Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act.

Land Use – We assist with permit compliance, representation at Development Review Board hearings, and permit appeals in the Environmental Court and Act 250 Natural Resources Board.

Leasing – Over the past two decades, we have drafted and negotiated commercial and residential leases, from both the landlord and tenant perspective. Commercial leases in particular are very complicated and nuanced documents, and our experience will help to ensure that a commercial landlord or tenant has the maximum level of protection possible.

Real Estate Financing – We have been involved in all types of real estate financing through the years, including conventional residential and commercial financing, seller financing, SBA and VEDA loans, and refinancings of existing debt.

Real Estate Litigation – We have litigated to verdict a wide array of real estate disputes including residential and commercial deals gone awry as well as claims against real estate brokers, sellers and buyers in negligent, fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract claims.

Committed and Experienced Lawyers

Our lawyers make fostering close working relationships with our clients a top priority. As a result, we are able to ensure that our clients are well informed throughout the entirety of their cases and that their unique needs and goals can be met as swiftly and successfully as possible. If you would like to learn more about the legal services we provide, or if you wish to discuss your legal needs, contact Barr Law Group  today.