Practice areas

Real Estate & Title Services

Whether you’re a landlord, investor, contractor, homeowner or lender, we can represent your interests in a real estate transaction or lawsuit. The firm is affiliated with Fairmount Title Agency LLC, a licensed insurance agent through First American.

Estate Planning & Trusts

If you have assets, you should have an estate plan. Let us educate you and recommend the best. We create wills, trusts and other special systems for you.

Business Law & LLC Formation

Get an expert to make sure your business is standing on the proper foundation. We offer complete start-to-finish packages with everything you need to begin operating. Standard and expedited services available.

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A sample of the ways we can help you

Deed Drafting

Need to sell real estate? You’ll need a properly executed and notarized deed that can be presented to the county recorder’s office along with the right amount for taxes and fees. We handle the process from start to finish. Whether you’re looking for a quick transaction or a full closing, we can help.

Title Insurance

Title insurance is an important component of all real estate transactions. A clouded title can cost thousands of dollars to fix after the fact, or even complete loss of the property. Title insurance protects your interest against people claiming an interest in your property, and ensures that you are covered and defended if your interest is […]

Title Examinations & Opinions

In the United States, “title” or ownership of real property is determined by the documents recorded in a public, governmental index, commonly the county recorder’s office. Title to real property flows like a river–it originates from a land grant, Congressional act or royal patent (called the “root” of title), and from there, the property interests […]

Mortgages and Liens

A mortgage is a debt that is secured by real estate. Anyone with property can mortgage it to a private party for any reason, so long as they have equity in it. The most common type of mortgage that we deal with here at Carson Law Firm is owner financing — where a seller finances […]

LLC Formation

We’ve formed LLCs for all manner of clients from manufacturers to Internet companies to real estate investors. No matter what you’re doing with an LLC, you need an experienced hand to guide you through the process, or risk losing the great protections afforded by an Ohio LLC.

Financing Arrangements

Someone you know has cash, and wants to invest it with you. We can help you structure the deal.

Located in the Shaker Square area of Cleveland at the corner of North Moreland and Larchmere.

Latest news

Borrower-paid attorney fees in foreclosure? Unlawful

Many promissory notes and mortgages contain a provision awarding attorney’s fees for foreclosing on the borrower. This even includes Fannie Mae’s uniform mortgage for Ohio. Many lenders can and do successfully collect attorney’s fees on collection and foreclosure judgments. However, as we know elsewhere in real estate law, just because the contract says you can […]

Quiet Title Basics, or How to Remove a Mortgage Lien

We see it all the time — an investor bought a property that seemed like a sweet deal, but turned out to have a mortgage on it from a prior owner. No wonder it was so cheap! The investor calls me up and asks me what we can do about it. Let’s set aside the […]

CARES Act Payroll Tax Credit: The less-talked-about relief for shuttered businesses

We’ve heard a lot of talk, speculation and venting about the two big programs in the CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”). We’ve written about those programs elsewhere. But there’s one big benefit hidden in here that only applies to businesses that have been closed by government […]

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Cleveland Real Estate Attorney

Carson Law Firm is a law firm based in Cleveland serving clients throughout the state of Ohio. Our staff strives to help clients with their legal needs through professional representation, sound advice, and transparent, affordable billing practices.

Our founder and principal attorney Christian Carson has been a business owner since he started his first newspaper at age 10 and a real estate investor swinging hammers since law school. We hope to serve your interests better through unique insight that standard law practices can’t provide because they haven’t lived through what you’re experiencing. We have. And we want to help.