Royal Oak Real Estate Contract Attorneys

The Investment of a Lifetime

Experienced Real Estate Attorneys Serving Southeast Michigan Since 1974

Before you sign a real estate contract, try to sell your home on your own, or file an eviction action against a residential or commercial tenant — take a moment to consider the size of the investment you are dealing with and give strong consideration to speaking with an experienced attorney first.
At Melder & Melder, P.C., we handle real estate contract matters and transactions for individual and business clients throughout Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Genesee, St. Clair, Livingston and Washtenaw counties. If you have legal needs involving residential or commercial real estate — our lawyers can help. Find the solutions and representation you need by calling us or contacting us online today.

Our Real Estate Practice

Our law firm offers a full range of quality real estate services and representation for buyers, sellers, homeowners, landlords, tenants, lenders and others alike. A partial listing of the various types of issues we handle and services we provide includes:
  • Real estate contract drafting and negotiation
  • Review and evaluation of proposed real estate contracts
  • Negotiation, drafting and review of commercial leases
  • Landlord issues
  • Foreclosures and evictions
  • Mortgage workouts
  • Deeds in lieu of foreclosure
  • Short sales
  • For sale by owner transactions
  • Real estate litigation


As the mortgage crisis in the United States continues to worsen and the foreclosure rate continues to grow, short sales and deeds in lieu of foreclosure are being used by banks and mortgage lenders as a way to minimize their losses in a declining real estate market.

The most common short sale scenario today involves the individual who purchased their home during the real estate boom when prices were high, and is now facing some kind of economic hardship (fired, laid-off, illness, etc.) and, unfortunately, the current market will not allow them to sell that home for what they actually owe on it. In a short sale, the lender agrees to accept whatever price the home is sold for as full payment on their loan.

Our attorneys have represented both lenders and homeowners in these transactions and are skilled at facilitating this process.
Request a free initial phone consultation with an attorney. 248-541-3400
Protect your real estate investments by calling our Royal Oak law offices or by contacting us online with a brief description of your concerns.

Contact Information



Address: 2304 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067