Legal representation of real estate clients at Birk Law Firm ranges from routine real estate transactions to specialties such as IRC 1031 tax-free exchanges.

Real Estate Lawyer

Missouri Property Transactions & Disputes

The purchase or sale of real estate should always include a written contract and we have drafted numerous real estate contracts.  Easement disputes are also an area that arises frequently, especially on farms and other rural real estate. We have handled all matters of real estate law, including:

  • Sales, including land developments, commercial buildings and farms
  • Development
  • Land disputes
  • Litigation
  • Easement disputes
  • Real Estate Partition lawsuits
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Boundary disputes
  • Water disputes
  • Development of subdivisions
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Zoning disputes
  • Landlord/tenant law
  • Adverse possession
  • Petitions to quiet title
  • Filing a Notice of Lis Pendens, which puts on record that a lawsuit is pending and that the property may not be sold without being subject to the lawsuit
  • IRC 1031 tax-deferred exchange of real estate

Put a Business Owner, CPA and Attorney on Your Side

With the money and tax implications involved in real estate transactions, someone who has experience in the multiple dimensions required by real estate law can make a big difference. As a cattle ranch owner, businessman, CPA and attorney, Kelvin Birk can address all aspects of real estate law, from negotiating buy-sell agreements to trial.

In representing business people, we know there are times to negotiate and times to let the other party know you mean business. While we make every effort to work toward civility, we are prepared to go to battle for you.  We have represented real estate transactions ranging from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars.  We give each one the attention it deserves, which is the utmost attention regardless of the dollar amount involved.

Birk Law Firm represented a party to one of the most contentious, drawn-out easement disputes in Cape Girardeau County. Birk Law Firm ultimately negotiated a settlement between the three parties involved in the lawsuit shortly before trial. We are also represented the purchaser in a multimillion-dollar transaction involving multiple rental properties.

Private Real Estate Purchase


Why Choose Birk Law?

Birk Law Firm is a small firm by choice that is big on client services. Attorney Kelvin Birk and his team are responsive to their clients’ needs. When we sign on as your law firm, you can count on us for strong legal counsel, from negotiations to settlement to trial.

Cape Girardeau Law Firm Kelvin BirkOur clients benefit from the intertwining of Kelvin Birk’s legal and CPA background and experience. We provide well-rounded advice to solve both legal and financial issues and to come up with creative solutions. We use modern technology to deliver legal services in a more efficient and client-focused manner than was previously possible.

We provide personalized and compassionate service. We believe that each client’s matter is the most important matter in the world to them, and we strive to treat it that way.


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