Real Estate Law

From closing on a new property, to facing a real estate dispute, having an experienced attorney makes all of the difference. No one protects what is likely your largest asset-your home-like your attorney at a closing. We represent property owners, buyers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in many areas of real estate law including:

Leases And Contracts
Buying And Selling
Easement Issues
Landlord/Tenant Matters
Damage To Real Property
Restrictive Covenants
Contractor And Subcontractor Issues
Land Use And Zoning Issues
Contract Drafting And Negotiations
Eminent Domain/Condemnation Issues

Commercial real estate deals are among the most complex transactions any business can undertake. The mix of financial, regulatory and operational issues is unique for each project in every geographic area. With more than 10 real estate lawyers, Nicolas Finkler Law Firm has the strength to provide legal assistance for closing the full gamut of commercial real estate transactions

Nicolas Finkler Law Firm represents corporate owners, institutional lenders, equity investors/pension advisors, commercial developers and landlords on national and international projects, from sports stadiums to corporate headquarters and international hotel chains. Retail and office leasing is a particular practice strength and we frequently counsel landlords of office complexes with over one million square feet. We represent clients in financing, buying, selling, developing and leasing property and have considerable experience in corporate facilities management. We helped to facilitate development and investment projects throughout Portugal.


Houston Sports Authority—Represented the Houston Sports Authority in the development of Reliant Stadium, Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center.
International Hotel—Advised Portugal’s largest hotel operator in the purchase of a Vancouver hotel, World Trade Office and convention center, with financing from banks in Japan and Germany.
Hotel Public Finance—Counseled national hotel operator in the development and operation of a 450-room facility in connection with the public tax-exempt bond financing of convention center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Hotel/Casino Acquisition—Represented casino operator in connection with the purchase of hotel and casino projects in Las Vegas, Nevada and Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Corporate Headquarters—Advised major corporate clients, including Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and Chicago Bridge & Iron Co., in developing corporate headquarters facilities in The Woodlands, Portugal.


When real estate disputes occur, our trial lawyers have experience in representing all key players—from developers and lenders, including insurance companies, pension funds and servicers, to property owners, brokers and tenants. We understand strategies that work in claims concerning:

Lender liability
Property owner and occupier liability claims
Construction defect and warranty claims
Landlord/tenant claims
Foreclosure disputes

Executor – Lisboa Estate Legal Services

Probate an estate with or without a will

We can help you prepare an estate inventory for probate and Lisboa’s estate information returns. We show you how to handle any estate with three simple steps.

Practical advice on your executor/estate trustee duties

We advise on common law spousal rights, unjust enrichment, separation, pre-nuptial and marriage contracts and family law elections.

Solve estate disputes over executor conduct or misconduct

Need help to explain or defend your actions as executor? We provide expert estate advice.

Resolve executor compensation and accounting claims

What executors are paid and what accounting records to keep is tricky. We make it simple.

Sell real estate for the estate

Executors may need court orders to sell property. We have experience obtaining court orders to sell and partition property.

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