O’Brien Law possesses a wide breadth of experience in real estate from providing general business advice to successfully litigating client cases through appeal. We advise clients and handle cases where property issues constitute the primary matter or arise as a collateral concern. O’Brien Law represents property owners; contractors; landlords; tenants; builders; and condominium/homeowners associations.


Real estate disputes compel vigilant representation with attention to detail. O’Brien Law approaches complex and deceptively simple real estate cases with meticulous care and focus. We guide clients entangled in multiple property contracts. We conduct thorough investigations into chain of title matters. We maintain familiarity with public records and government entities connected to real property. We work on controversies meriting inquiry into zoning laws and pursue claims against municipalities when necessary. O’Brien Law renders comprehensive legal services for owners and managers of real estate.

Real Estate Transactions

O’Brien Law supports clients with versatile legal services customized to a particular client’s real estate needs. We review purchase agreements and deeds, and we also prepare the same. We complete and file forms to transfer property. We both prosecute and defend cases seeking specific performance of property contracts and partitions.

Landlord and Tenant

O’Brien Law supports landlords as owners and managers of property. We supply landlords with legal services including, but not limited to: drafting lease agreements; reviewing and revising lease agreements in place; and developing forward-looking rental applications containing provisions intended as preventative measures. O’Brien Law performs evictions from inception through notice during legal proceedings to conclusion. We pursue past due damages from tenants for destruction to the property, violation of the lease, and/or rent (back rent and/or rent through the remainder of the lease).


O’Brien Law represents a diverse collection of clientele engaged in construction. We prosecute and defend construction defect cases implicating builders, developers, and/or insurance companies. We also assist clients with mechanic’s liens stemming from construction disputes.

Title Defects, County Offices, and Other Public Entities

O’Brien Law is well acquainted with the public offices and government entities germane to real estate transactions and cases. Our proficient research, familiarity with public property records, and knowledge of Ohio law enable us to litigate cases with competence and precision. We conduct exhaustive title examinations to discern the existence of blemishes existing in a chain of title. We also handle disputes dealing with housing court and zoning violations.

Representing Condominium and Homeowner Associations

O’Brien Law wields expertise representing condominium and homeowners associations. We afford associations general business counsel; written legal opinions; facilitation of annual meetings; and management of elections. Our other services include defending actions involving fair housing, the ohio civil rights commission, and the EEOC; solving property tax issues; providing general business advice and corporate services; and recommending options, assessing risks, and offering the best course to take for purposes of reserve funding and reserve studies. Further, O’Brien Law can provide counsel for an association’s internal governance. We review, revise, correct, and update declarations, by-laws, and codes of regulation. We advise boards on potential liability and practical implications of director and officer actions. O’Brien Law examines an association’s current insurance coverage, gives advice accordingly, and points out areas of concern or gaps in coverage. We tailor legal services to conform with Ohio law and governing documents while fostering the needs and goals of the particular association. In cooperation with associations, we enforce laws, governing documents, and association policies. O’Brien Law counsels associations on enforcement assessments and hearings. When appropriate, we evict derelict owners or tenants. Conversely, we also represent owners in disputes stemming from an association and/or board’s misconduct. For instance, we file complaints on behalf of residents damaged by a board’s abandonment of fiduciary duties and an association’s dereliction of its contractual duties to owners.