Carlson & Nicholas, LLP is a full service real estate and business law firm. Our practice emphasizes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

Real Estate Transactions & Litigation

  • Commercials sales/purchases and leases
  • Residential sales/purchases and leases
  • Commercial evictions
  • Loans secured by real property
  • Condominium, subdivisions and development
  • Actions involving title reports and rights to title
  • Boundary disputes, including easements and encroachments
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Actions involving habitability claims, including class actions
  • Construction contracts and construction defect actions
  • Real estate agent and broker performance
  • Representation of Homeowner Associations and homeowners
  • Distressed property work-outs
  • Creditors’ rights in bankruptcy and other courts

Business Transactions & Litigation

  • Formation and maintenance of corporations, partnerships and LLCs
  • Business sales and buyouts
  • Preparation of shareholder and partnership operating agreements
  • Handling of shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Consultations regarding business operations
  • Preparation of employment agreements
  • Distressed business work-outs
  • Handling of litigation for business fraud, breach of contract, unfair competition, interference with prospective economic advantage, etc.
  • Representation of non-profit corporations

Employment Law & Litigation

  • Preparation of all forms of employment contracts
  • Preparation of employee handbooks and all policies and procedures applicable to the employment setting
  • Trouble-shooting with management as to how to address day-to-day employment issues/problems
  • Advice regarding wage and hour issues
  • Representation of companies before the EEOC, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
  • Representation of companies in litigation involving claims of sexual harassment, discrimination (disability, sex, gender, age, race, etc.), assault/battery, libel/slander, wage and hour, and violation of civil rights

Zoning, Development and Administrative Law

Land Use

Non-Profit Public Benefit and Religious Organizations

  • Litigation