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Real Estate

Protecting client interests in residential and commercial real estate transactions

The lawyers at Cawthorn, Deskevich & Gavin, P.C. have focused on real estate law 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. Clients who turn to us repeatedly for their real estate needs speak to the caliber of our real estate work. 

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


Residential settlement and refinance transactions
Our firm has an active residential settlement and loan closing practice representing:

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


Home builder construction loan closings
With extensive experience in construction law issues and home builder construction loans, Cawthorn, Deskevich & Gavin provides highly capabale representation to a number of Richmond-area home builders.


Commercial settlement and loan transactions
The partners of Cawthorn, Deskevich & Gavin are principally responsible for representing clients in commercial property acquisition and loan transactions. We are able to close construction-permanent loans and serve as lender counsel in commercial mortgage loan transactions for many financial institutions.


Commercial development and property management
Our firm has experience representing several owners and property managers of local shopping centers and retail establishments. We've also represented a national drug retailer with site development throughout Virginia and the developer of several out-parcel retail sites in Richmond-area shopping centers.

Contact Us

MIDLOTHIAN: 804-320-7186 | WEST END: 804-288-7999

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