In a practice encompassing all aspects of real estate law, Nauman Smith lawyers provide comprehensive legal advice on complex real estate issues to individual and business clients in Pennsylvania.  These matters include the handling and negotiating of acquisitions, sales, exchanges, leasings and financings, and related issues.

Real Estate Transactions

Our attorneys represent buyers, sellers, developers, lenders, landlords and tenants in real estate acquisition, disposition, development and leasing.  We counsel clients on a broad spectrum of issues, including choice of entity, drafting and negotiating of purchase contracts, leases, and financing documents.


Nauman Smith attorneys represent residential and commercial landlords in the leasing of properties, including retail, office and multi-use properties.  We have advised clients on long-term ground leases, office leases and commercial retail leases.

Land Use and Zoning

Our attorneys represent private and municipal entities in zoning, land use approval and environmental compliance matters.  Our services include legal counsel on subdivision planning, land development planning, including condominiums and planned communities, variances, special exceptions and conditional uses.  Concurrently, we counsel our clients on various environmental and other regulatory compliance matters.

Real Estate Financing

Our attorneys represent lenders and borrowers through all phases of the real estate financing process.  This includes residential and commercial mortgages, leasehold financing and sale-lease back transactions.  The real estate practice is complemented by the support of the firm’s tax, corporate and business, and municipal law attorneys who collectively provide coordinated teamwork necessary to afford our clients the highest quality and most comprehensive legal representation in their business, real estate and land use matters.