Assisting homebuyers and real estate investors in Florida
Located in the heart of Miami's financial district the Law Office of Yana A. Manotas, P.A. provides legal services to domestic and foreign clients in the areas of real estate, landlord tenant and business law. We can assist in negotiating and closing your residential or commercial real estate transactions. Our firm can assist foreign individuals and businesses investing in Florida real estate. We can help with planning the structure for your real estate, formation of appropriate companies onshore or offshore and drafting of corporate documents like operating agreements and by-laws.
With our real property experience, whether you’re a landlord or tenant, we can help protect your rights in a multitude of issues that arise from rental situations. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every case and try to provide cost effective strategies.
Please contact us directly for a consultation, or use a form at the bottom of this page to inquire about our services.
Areas of Practice
Residential real estate & SELLER REPRESENTATION
Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases one can make, and it can be a stressful process. It is important to work with a real estate attorney knowledgeable in the complexities of real estate law. We make it our priority to take time to answer all of your questions and concerns. We can handle every aspect of purchase contract, including negotiation, drafting, and review. We can further help you understand everything you need to know about mortgage contingency, loan documentation, lender fees, taking title and title insurance. For Sellers, we will provide legal representation for all the issues you could face as a seller, including responding to the buyer’s contract contingencies, required disclosures, preparation of closing documents, closing statement review, conveying marketable title, title defects and issues with your own lender.
landlord Tenant & Evictions
Whether you own a property or rent one, we can assist you in a variety of landlord/tenant and real property matters including, but not limited to, the following: ejectments, evictions, lease preparation and review, security deposits, unlawful detainers, three day notice, disturbance, etc.
REAL ESTATE FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS
The U.S. remains the most stable and secure country for foreign investment. Florida with its beautiful beaches and growing infrastructure is particularly attractive for foreign buyers. In the purchase of a beach vacation home, rental property or a second home, foreigners face additional sets of important issues. Our firm will assist in formation of the proper structure to hold your real estate, form appropriate business entities onshore and offshore, provide guidance pertaining to your U.S. tax obligations, and assist you with your travel visa application. We can introduce you to highly qualified professionals in the industry, from realtors, bankers, accountants, and tax advisors to property inspectors, surveyors, and contractors.
TITLE AND ESCROW SERVICES
We will diligently examine the title to the property to make sure there are no issues with the title. As authorized agents of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, we issue title insurance policies at the lowest allowed by Florida laws rates. We also provide escrow services. We take responsibility for the allocation, collection and distribution of all funds in secure manner and in strict accordance with the appropriate instructions that we receive in connection with the transaction.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
We represent real estate developers, property owners, corporate entities, private lenders, investors, and other clients seeking to acquire, develop and sell commercial property throughout Florida. Our commercial real estate services include: Consulting, Drafting & Review of Purchase and Sale Agreements, Leasing, Title Review, Closings, Real Estate Analysis, Compliance and Due Diligence, Representation during Closings including review of Sales Contract, Title, Liens, Escrow, Easements, and other title related Encumbrances, Office Space, Retail Space, Industrial Warehouse Space and Other Commercial Leasing Agreements.
BUSINESS AND CORPORATE SERVICES
We will advise you on the right form for your business, assist with corporate formation, registered agent service, and foreign qualification. We can hep manage your corporate compliance through preparing your organizational documents, by-laws and corporate minute books. We can handle winding up and dissolution of business entities. We can also assist with negotiating, drafting, reviewing, and advising on a wide array of contracts and agreements.