Real Estate & Land Use

Extensive Experience in Real Estate Law

Real estate transactions can involve complex laws, multiple parties, and significant investments. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or an experienced commercial real estate developer, it is critical that you protect your rights and property at every stage. At Pugh Hagan Prahm PLC, our real estate attorneys represent clients in the acquisition, leasing, financing, refinancing, sale and exchange of real estate in Iowa City and throughout the country. Our attorneys represent owners and developers of commercial and residential properties, work with governmental entities related to zoning and land use, and create easements, covenants, declarations and other solutions for our clients’ land development and management needs.

Our Real Estate Services Include:


Pugh Hagan Prahm is a US World and News Report “First Tier” Real Estate Law Firm in the state of Iowa. Real Estate Development and Land Use is the core of our real estate practice. Whether you are looking to create a small residential subdivision or a large commercial development, our attorneys provide trusted and experienced guidance that will add value to your project.

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Real Estate Litigation

We focus our litigation practice on real estate disputes and are experienced in handling complex litigation matters of all types. Whether you are seeking to recover damages or want specific performance of a contract, we have the experience and expertise to protect your rights and investments.

Purchase and Sale Agreements

Our attorneys are experienced with all transactions and contracts involving the purchase and sale of real estate, and represent both buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate. We are experienced in preparing title opinions, drafting and reviewing purchase agreements, deeds, and title policies.

Lease Agreements and Evictions

As a real estate investor, the core of your real estate investment is your lease agreement and the income derived therefrom. Because we recognize that Your Business MattersSM, our attorneys provide thorough guidance and advice regarding residential and commercial leases and can assist with enforcing your rights and remedies, including eviction and suits for lost rents when necessary.

Our real estate attorneys also have extensive experience representing financial institutions in financing development projects and other real estate investments and are exceedingly adept at representing clients in real estate matters, including:

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  • Acquisitions and Sales
  • Financing Agreements
  • Proper Tax Assessment Appeals
  • Iowa Economic Development Authority Incentives
  • Tax Deferred (Like-Kind) Exchanges (1031 Exchanges)
  • Declarations and Reciprocal Easement Agreements
  • Eminent Domain
  • Leases for Residential, Commercial, Office and Retail Uses
  • Low-Income Housing and Historic Tax Credits
  • Tenancy in Common Agreements
  • Rezoning, Special Use and Variance Requests
  • Annexation Agreements and Pre-Annexation Agreements
  • Development Agreements
  • Municipal Incentive Agreements
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Sales Tax Rebates
  • Regulatory Compliance Matters

If you are looking for an experienced and reliable Real Estate Attorney in the Iowa City area, contact Pugh Hagan Prahm today.