Advising On Construction Transactions And Assisting With Strategic Planning

Planning for successful completion of a construction project is vital for any involved party, such as the:

  • Property owner or investor
  • Contractor
  • Financing entity

Construction Planning Phases

Other keys to a successful completion of a construction deal are the terms of the contract: namely, the construction transactions. Texas construction law attorney J. Caleb Rackley’s years of experience in construction law have prepared him to guide clients confidently through all phases of the construction planning process, including:

  • Envisioning and drafting a contract proposal
  • Clarifying and resolving any land use or zoning law issues
  • Obtaining permits
  • Preparing for building phases, including site preparation, excavation, framing, draining, electrical and water installations, heating, cooling and ventilation, insulation, plumbing, completion of walls, doors, windows, roof, flooring, masonry and interior installations such as closets, cabinets, finish carpentry and fixtures

Construction Planning For And With Whom

A construction law attorney can help protect clients through contracts and problems arising with or for various functionaries such as any of the following that apply for any given project:

  • Agent or broker
  • Lender
  • General contractor
  • Architect and engineer(s)
  • Specialty trade contractors
  • Materials suppliers
  • Inspectors

Whether you are an individual planning for construction of a residential dwelling, a business owner planning for construction of a commercial property or a homeowner or property owner planning for remodeling or structural additions (such as addition of a swimming pool, fence, garage or storage facility, for example), Rackley Law Firm can advise and guide you.

“Caleb took the time to teach us and guide us through the construction process, and everything was resolved perfectly.” — Tim C. (actual construction law client)

Real Estate Transactions And Litigation

While some people attempt to conduct real estate transactions through a “For Sale By Owner” arrangement or through a broker, wise purchasers and sellers realize the value of personalized legal advice. Buying or selling a residential or commercial property is one of the most consequential agreements a person enters into over a lifetime. While marriage seems more serious, sometimes a mortgage or land ownership deed is even more determining of one’s fate than a marriage is.

Simply put, buying or selling a house or a physical business location is so important and serious that you should have an attorney’s advice before signing. J. Caleb Rackley in Helotes has the knowledge and experience you can benefit from as you prepare to enter into any real estate maneuver or transaction, including:

  • Title search
  • Title review
  • Quiet title
  • Title insurance purchase
  • Title procurement

Dispute Resolution In The Real Estate Arena

Disputes or complications may arise during the process of buying or selling real estate. Problems related to boundaries, easements, liens or property defects are all examples of disputes Rackley Law Firm can assist you with. An experienced lawyer’s early intervention and counsel can prevent much greater problems if these issues are left unresolved.

Rackley Law Firm in Helotes welcomes the opportunity to review and advise you on any residential or commercial real estate or construction contractmatter.

“Everyone at the law firm was friendly and listened to our concerns and needs.” — Elizabeth R. (actual client)

Rackley Law Firm Delivers Professional Real Estate Transaction Services And Representation In Litigation As Needed

Protect Assets And Plan Your Legacy

An Estate Planning And Probate Lawyer With Your Ultimate Goals In Mind

Over a lifetime, we develop careers, build homes, take care of our families and contribute to our communities. With a far-reaching legacy in mind, we become increasingly aware of the importance of planning beyond our lifetimes.

Estate Law Is About Life, People And Asset Protection

This is the essence of estate law as it applies both during our lifetimes and after death: estate planning and probate. Contrary to common notions, estate planning is about life. It is about sound financial planning and asset protection from one generation to the next.

A complete estate plan consists of more than a will. Other important elements include:

  • Designated guardianships for any minor children who may be living at the time of your death
  • Trusts that can protect assets and facilitate a smooth transfer of assets with no need to take them through probate
  • Powers of attorney and an advance health care directive spelling out your preferences in case you are unable to speak for yourself after an accident or near the end of your life

Rackley Law Firm in Helotes provides San Antonio-area clients the peace of mind that comes with an individualized, well-thought-out estate plan. You can feel confident that you have taken care of essential business while protecting assets for your family and/or favorite charitable causes in the future.

After The Death Of A Loved One

When a family member dies, you find yourself on the other side of the estate planning equation. Your parent, spouse, brother or sister, aunt or uncle or other relative or close friend may have named you the executor or personal representative of the estate. Rackley Law Firm can help you fulfill your duties correctly and take the estate through probate in a timely manner. In the event of a will contest or any estate-related dispute, Mr. Rackley is well-prepared to represent you while moving the issue toward a favorable resolution.

“Excellent service and attention to our needs. Rackley Law Firm was very thorough and covered all our concerns with constructing a will and last testament.” — Jose G. (actual estate planning client)