Representing Clients In Real Estate Transactions



Mr. Narvaiz has helped corporations and individuals involved in commercial real estate matters for over 35 years. Businesses, landlords and tenants throughout the Washington, D.C. Metro area trust Mr. Narvaiz to guide them in purchase/sale transactions and closings, to provide thorough and understandable review of legal documents and resolve conflicts quickly and efficiently.


Call 301-628-2066 to schedule a free telephone consultation if you have a commercial real estate concern or question.


It is of critical importance to know that your commercial real estate transaction will be completed properly. Attorney Rick Narvaiz effectively represents small, medium and large businesses in:

  • Drafting contracts for the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, office buildings, condo units or other property to be used for commercial purposes.

  • Performing "due diligence" to assess the state of the title of the property, evaluate environmental issues and identify zoning restrictions or other regulatory limitations.

  • Negotiating with commercial lenders to obtain the maximum favorable terms and conditions for financing the commercial property.

  • Completing successful real estate closings, including “FOR SALE BY OWNER” transactions.


Real estate often is the most significant investment individuals and companies make. Mr. Narvaiz provides invaluable representation to sellers of commercial real estate by:

  • Overcoming existing problems that could interfere with the sale such as title problems, zoning issues or lender concerns.

  • Ensuring that sellers understand the process and issues that arise prior to closing, thus preventing surprises at closing

  • Handling concerns cost-effectively in negotiation or, if necessary, through litigation.



When you own property that is leased to a tenant, it is important to protect your interests. The firm assists landlords with:

  • Negotiation and documentation of commercial real estate leases.

  • Drafting leases and option contracts for purchase of property by tenants.

  • Performing "due diligence" for landlords relating to prospective tenants.

  • Ensuring that all of the terms of a proposed lease are reasonable and enforceable.

  • Enforcing the landlord's rights when a commercial tenant is in default.


The decision to rent commercial real estate is often one of the first decisions a business owner must make. Attorney Rick Narvaiz is available to help tenants with:

  • Reviewing, interpreting and explaining the technical language of commercial leases.

  • Negotiating terms of commercial leases.

  • Assisting tenants in complying with lease agreements.

  • Negotiating arrangements with landlords if tenants are struggling to uphold the terms of the contract.


Mr. Narvaiz has successfully litigated many types of cases in the state and federal courts of Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia and he can help you determine whether you have valuable legal rights and how to enforce them in the courts.

  • Breach of Contract Disputes: Each contract is unique and each case in which one party breaches the agreement requires a detailed and careful analysis to determine what laws were violated (if any) and what the appropriate measure of damages will be. Mr. Narvaiz has decades of experience and expertise in winning difficult and complex breach-of-contract cases for his clients.

  • Quiet Title Lawsuits: There are situations in which someone may assert an ownership interest in a property that is owned by another. “Quiet Title” lawsuits are filed when a person (or corporate entity) makes such claims. Mr. Narvaiz has handled many such disputes for clients on both sides of the issues.

  • Fraud in Real Estate Transactions: An unsuspecting real estate investor may fall prey to an unscrupulous promoter and lose their investment on real estate development deals that are based on fraud or misrepresentation. Mr. Narvaiz has filed many lawsuits on behalf of investors or buyers of real estate for fraudulent conduct by others, with very positive outcomes in many cases.

  • Partition Lawsuits: The law does not require two or more persons who jointly own property to continue to own it, if one of the owners simply does not want to continue to be an owner. The co-owner who does not want to be an owner of property can file a lawsuit for “partition” and force the sale of the property (which many times results in the remaining owner(s) buying out their share).