Real Estate Law is comprised of statutes and regulations.

Real estate law is the name given to the branch of civil law that covers rights to possess, use, and enjoy land and the permanent manmade additions attached to it. This includes the capacity to hold interests in real property, permissible interests in real property, relations between owners, relations between owners and the community, landlord and tenant relations, the transfer of interests in real property, and real property financing, including deeds and mortgages. Real estate transactions, such as purchases, sales, and leases, are governed by a wide body of federal and state law, and the requirements established by state law often differ from state to state


The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex,or national origin. See 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-3631. Real estate brokers are specifically prohibited from discriminating by the act. See § 3606 of the act.


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Community-Based and Knowledgeable Real Estate Attorneys



The practice of real estate law has been the cornerstone of John Peter Lee, Ltd., since we established our Las Vegas, Nevada, law office. For over 30 years, clients have come to us with a variety of issues from simple real estate transactions to complex disputes.

While anyone can do a real estate transaction on their own, one missed detail can cause the whole deal to unravel. We can help you.

Representing Residential and Commercial Clients


If you have a pending real estate matter, contact our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys. At the law firm of John Peter Lee, Ltd., we represent:

  • Neighboring property owners who need help in resolving boundary disputes or simple issues related to excessive noise
  • Homeowners who require assistance at closing or are facing the prospect of foreclosure
  • Landlords and tenants who cannot resolve problems on their own and need a diligent advocate
  • Homeowners associations that require an experienced attorney to create and enforce covenants that govern a housing development
  • High-rise and condominium litigation arising out of disputes and contract defaults
  • Commercial developers who need help with a land use case, title disputes or other related issues
  • Property owners facing governmental seizure through eminent domain

Trusted Real Estate Attorneys


After three decades of practice, we have become a valuable resource for Nevada homeowners and commercial property companies. Real estate laws and the documents necessary to complete transactions are complex. Doing it yourself is not a wise option.