O'Donnell Lee provides residential and commercial real estate services. We assist clients with approximately 350-400 title files per year, working closely with many local banks. Services include:
Document Preparation: Deeds, Mortgages, Notes, Powers of Attorney, and more.
All of our closings are conducted by attorneys, usually Tom McCowan or Mike Phillips. Commercial closings are performed by Mike Phillips or Tim O'Donnell. Most are closed off-site, typically at banks, occasionally at real estate offices. We regularly travel from Waterville to Skowhegan, Augusta, Madison, Bingham, Belgrade, and Pittsfield at no extra charge for closings. We are focused on providing friendly, congenial closing experiences for the participants.
Tom McCowan and Mike Phillips provide investigation and correction of title problems in land disputes of all types. Bryan Ward handles many litigation issues related to property, such as foreclosures and evictions.
The issues we assist with include:
Abandoned and Discontinued Roads
Foreclosure of mortgages
Bryan Ward offers expert assistance to residential landlords and property managers with leases, evictions, abandoned property, and compliance with Maine's landlord-tenant laws.
In commercial real estate, Mike Phillips and Tim O'Donnell will assist you with the development of commercial projects, tax-free exchanges, commercial leases, timberland issues, conservation easements, real estate trusts, purchases and sales. They also provide commercial eviction and rent collections services.
Building or renovating is complex business and has its own special legal considerations. When planning, our attorneys draft and review construction contracts. When trouble arises, we advise homeowners, contractors, and subcontractors with achieving reasonable solutions to disputes, involving mechanic's liens, collections, and defective work claims.