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Real Estate Law


Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments many people will make in their lifetime. Regardless of whether you are first-time homebuyer or seasoned investor, having a lawyer represent you for your real estate purchase or sale can mean the difference between a wise investment and a devastating financial loss. If you’re looking for a real estate lawyer in Calgary, First West Law LLP can provide the representation you need. The real estate lawyers at First West Law have been helping people of all means buy and sell real estate in Calgary and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

How Can We Help?
Our team knows exactly how to guide you through this process. Our broad range of experience in real estate transactions makes us well suited to help you in the purchase or sale of a home, the purchase or sale of a commercial property, multi-family properties or financing of any type of property. In addition to our team of three experienced Calgary real estate lawyers, we are proud to have one of Calgary’s best real estate support teams.


Contact a Calgary real estate lawyer at First West Law to get started!

Residential Real Estate Lawyer in calgary

Our focus is on making your residential real estate purchase in Calgary appear as simple and efficient as possible. We find that our clients are not as interested in the legal technicalities of the transaction as they are in completing the transaction in a timely and cost-effective manner. Let us take care of the technicalities for you.

If you are interested in taking a more hands-on approach to your transaction, we are happy to answer any questions that you might have along the way. We often get questions about the following:

  • Real Property Reports
  • Property Tax Adjustments
  • Encroachments
  • Easements
  • Land Titles Office Procedures
  • Offers to Purchase
  • Mortgage Refinancing
  • Title Insurance

Purchasing Real Estate in Calgary:

Purchasing real estate is a complicated procedure that involves various legalities. These legalities revolve around documentation, titles, financial conditions and more. Our real estate lawyers in Calgary can assist you with these tasks and streamline your purchase. We can take care of various processes like:

  • Preparing documentation such as the Agreement of Purchase
  • Reviewing documentation, title registrations, property reports
  • Ensuring property taxes are complete
  • Ensuring adherence to legal and financial conditions


Selling Real Estate:

As real estate lawyers, we can also assist you with the sale of your real estate. When you choose us to help with your sale, we assist you every step of the way. We can help you with tasks such as:

  • Preparing and assessing the Agreement of Sale and other documentation
  • Negotiating the terms of sale
  • Deal with issues if they arise
  • Assessing legal and financial conditions


If complications do arise during the transaction, we will help you understand the issue, and your rights and obligations. Our real estate lawyers have seen all of the common issues, and many uncommon issues, that arise in Calgary and its surrounding areas, meaning we are experienced and adept at dealing with any complications that can arise during a real estate transaction. We know what should be expected of all the other parties involved in the transaction, including: buyers, sellers, realtors, mortgage brokers, lenders and home inspectors. In the event of an issue, we’re ready to advocate on your behalf.

Multi-Family Transactions

Our team of real estate lawyers in Calgary have dealt with the purchase and sale of over 20,000 units in a variety of multi-family situations, from duplexes to apartment buildings to multiple building portfolios and everything in between. The combination of our experience and the friendly, smaller firm experience makes us a great choice for these transactions.

Commercial Real Estate

Our firm is the top referral choice for commercial real estate transactions in Calgary and surrounding areas for several of Calgary’s top commercial real estate agents. We know the importance of timing and efficiency when you are moving your business to a new space. Delays caused by inexperience can result in downtime for your business. We strive to minimize your issues when buying or selling your commercial property in Calgary and surrounding areas, as we realize that relocating your business is hard enough without worrying about the legal side of the transaction.


Our commercial real estate lawyers in Calgary understand that there is a lot at stake when it comes to your commercial property. We ensure the smooth processing of your commercial property's sale or purchase and tackle any legal issues that come up during the sale. Our team has a deep understanding of the legalities around commercial real estate and the market. We support you with various processes such as:

  • Transactions
  • Drafting and reviewing documentation such as leases
  • Development projects
  • Joint ventures


Refinancing your real estate mortgage is a complicated task, and you should have the right legal assistance by your side when choosing to refinance. Our team can help you with the legal challenges associated with real estate, whether you're refinancing your mortgage or paying out an existing one.


When dealing with transactions involving a condominium, you require a lawyer well-versed with condominium law. We can help you sell, build or buy a condominium in a manner that respects Alberta regulations.


Our real estate team can also help you with foreclosures, whichever side of the variance you're on. We can assist with all types of foreclosure situations to minimize the financial damage while representing your rights as a lender or the individual being foreclosed upon.

New Home Builders

The real estate lawyers at First West Law have acted for several home builders in transactions ranging from single family homes to entire condominium projects. Our team will provide your company with the skill and expertise to make your sales close on time and close smoothly.

Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

When buying or selling your property, you might be tempted to carry out the transaction without the assistance of a lawyer. However, the sale or purchase of property is an important transaction, which involves various legalities. Our real estate lawyers can help you take care of all these complexities. We are familiar with all the required processes and will ensure that you meet the requirements.


Contact First West Law LLP’s experienced real estate lawyers in Calgary to find out how we can help you through your real estate transactions for commercial and residential properties. 


Speak with your Calgary real estate lawyer about your case.

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