Harrisburg PA Real Estate Attorney

Johnson Duffie represents both buyers and sellers in residential, commercial, and industrial real estate transactions. We have the technical knowledge and practical experience to represent our clients in all aspects of the acquisition, financing, sale, leasing and tax-free exchanges of real estate.

  • We have acted as counsel to the developers of some of the largest condominium and planned unit developments in central Pennsylvania.
  • We represent large apartment complex owners and managers.
  • We have decades of experience representing clients in many aspects of land development, including variances and special exceptions, rezoning, and securing approvals from state and local government agencies.
  • We maintain a staff of real estate paralegals and title researchers, so our attorneys are able to provide answers to issues of ownership, title and history to address immediate concerns.
  • We are able to provide title insurance for financing through First American Title Insurance Company using the services of Assured Land Transfers, Inc., our affiliated title company.

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Real Estate Services

Title Commitments & Reports

We search for and examine all town and county records relevant to the subject property and issue title reports and supporting documentation in accordance with the state, title company, and lending institution’s requirements, in support of a purchase, refinance, REO, and commercial transactions. 

Attorney Title Opinions

We can provide Attorney Title Opinions when need providing a description of the title status, as well as a list of actions necessary to produce clear title.

Closing & Settlement

Nothing impacts the borrower/buyer experience, nor the lender’s reputation, more than the closing. We always allow plenty of time for the closing, explain the process in detail to each borrower, and encourage them to ask questions as we go.

Once the closing is complete, you can count on us to deliver a pristine signing package, carefully disburse according to instructions, and, when required, take the transaction all the way through to recording.

Purchase & Sale

Whether you are a first-time home buyer, a seasoned real estate investor, or trying to sell your home, we are here to assist you along the way.  From offer acceptance to closing, we support the entire process of purchasing or selling a home or commercial property. Our experienced team will be by your side to answer any questions and ensure your transaction goes exactly as planned. Real estate can be stressful, we are here to change that.

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Document Preparation 

With us, you never have to be concerned about thoroughness, accuracy, state compliance or the timely delivery of critical mortgage documents. Upon completion we will deliver them via secure integration with your document management platform or overnight delivery, depending on the type of document and/or your preference of conveyance. We produce documents within lender and regulatory time frames and perform updates ASAP.

We prepare deeds, mortgages, notes, easement agreements, leases, option agreements, and agreement of sales, and 1031 Exchange documents and agreements. We know each jurisdiction’s detailed deed submission requirements, thereby minimizing the risk of rejection at recording.

We also take care of the Closing Disclosure or HUD statement preparation.

1031 Exchange Services

The purchase and sale of real property is a smart wealth-building tool. But property owners may lose valuable investment funds when the sale of an investment property requires the payment of capital gains taxes. Our 1031 exchange services empower investors to preserve equity and save tax dollars through tax-deferred exchanges. Under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, you can defer the payment of capital gains taxes when you sell investment property and acquire “like kind” replacement property. When you work with us, you have peace of mind knowing your transaction is in competent experienced hands. 

Agricultural Property Services

We support rural communities and agriculture by providing a wide range of agricultural property legal services addressing those legal issues faced by the farming community including land use and zoning, farm preservation, agricultural easements, clean and green, purchase and sale, farm loan closing services, and leasing. 

Closing & Settlement

Our practice is not a signing agency, but a real law firm, delivering a comprehensive suite of legal services. Only members of our law firm conduct closings for us—we don’t use 1099 attorneys—to ensure we’re protecting our clients’ confidential information and consistently delivering quality service. 

When you work with us, you have the peace of mind knowing your transaction is in the hands of experienced professionals. 


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