Leading Virginia Real Estate Attorneys

Protecting client interests in residential and commercial real estate

The lawyers at Cawthorn, Deskevich & Gavin, P.C. have focused on real estate since the firm was founded in 1979. We have represented countless individual, corporate and investment clients over the years, helping them realize dreams both large and small.

While each attorney in our office concentrates in specific areas of law, every one of our lawyers is experienced in handling real estate matters. The caliber of our real estate work is evidenced by the clients who turn to us repeatedly for their real estate needs.

No matter the size or complexity of your real estate matter, we are here to assist. Our most commonly requested services include:

Pleasing every client—that’s our goal

Contact Cawthorn, Deskevich & Gavin online or at 804-320-7186 for no-nonsense legal representation you can rely upon. We help individual and business clients throughout Virginia.

An extraordinary Virginia law firm

Residential settlement and refinance transactions

The firm has an active residential settlement and loan closing practice representing:

  • Home buyers
  • Home sellers
  • Refinance borrowers
  • Realtors
  • Builders
  • Mortgage lenders
  • Mortgage brokers

With Richmond offices in the West End and South Side, we offer the convenience of both service and location.

Homebuilder construction loan closings

Our law firm has developed extensive experience in construction law issues and homebuilder construction loans, and related settlement transactions. We provide highly capable representation to a number of Richmond-area homebuilders, including two that have consistently appeared in the metropolitan Richmond area list of the ten largest homebuilders.

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Multi-family housing

Members of the firm have extensive experience handling apartment and condominium project sales and purchases. The firm has represented developers in a number of condominium projects in various neighborhoods in the Richmond metropolitan area. We helped prepare condominium documents for these projects, as well as documents for office and mixed-use residential/retail condominiums. We have also closed low-income housing tax credit transactions for a non-profit development company in Richmond.

Commercial settlement and loan transactions

Partners of the firm are principally responsible for representing clients in commercial property acquisition and loan transactions. The firm closes construction-permanent loans and serves as lender counsel in commercial mortgage loan transactions for many financial institutions.

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Commercial development and property management

The firm has represented a national drug retailer with site development throughout Virginia and the developer of several out-parcel retail sites in Richmond-area shopping centers. We represent several owners and property managers of local shopping centers and retail establishments.


The firm serves as substitute trustees for many foreclosure proceedings through the Commonwealth of Virginia. Additionally, the firm serves as lender counsel for many foreclosures, including private individual lenders, building supply companies, and larger retail and commercial banks.

Condominium documentation

Members of the firm have prepared condominium documentation for a number of residential projects and for an office condominium, and have assisted clients in preparing public offering statements for submission to and registration with the Virginia Common Interest Community Board.

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