Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

Plan Your Property Transaction with Real Estate Law Professionals

Decisions regarding the sale or purchase of property are some of the most crucial financial decisions you’ll make. Thus, having the support of a real estate attorney is advantageous for leading to a successful property transaction. Furthermore, if contending with commercial real estate, an attorney becomes even more necessary. Thankfully, you don’t have to look far when searching for legal professionals who understand real estate law in Peoria IL and throughout the state. Count on Rochford and Associates for our trusted legal counsel involving Illinois real estate law.

What is Real Estate Law?

Real estate law addresses the rights of property buyers and sellers to possess, transfer, use and benefit from residential or commercial properties. A property transaction is a complex legal process requiring documents, contracts, and agreements to be legally sound, free of error, and reflect the wishes of all parties. Not only can a real estate attorney assist with the implementation of a property’s sale, but we also provide guidance and legal protections if contracts are broken, agreements aren’t met, or a property title is misrepresented during a sale. We’ve helped countless clients manage concerns involving:

  • Residential Closings
  • Commercial Closings
  • Short Sales
  • Mortgage Loans
  • Liens
  • Easements
  • Title Searches
  • And More

How Can an Attorney Help?

Rochford and Associates can manage all the technical and legal aspects of a property sale. From preparing documents to settling property disputes, our team has extensive experience with all aspects of real estate law in Peoria IL. Some of the responsibilities of a real estate attorney include:

  • Document Prep – Your real estate attorney will help prepare and review all necessary documents for your property transaction. These documents include the deed, title, mortgage agreements, loan paperwork, transfer documents, etc.
  • Title Searches – You don’t want to enter into a bad deal with the piece of property you wish to purchase. Rochford and Associates will perform a title search to learn if issues such as easements, liens, unpaid property taxes, etc., exist for the real estate in question. If such issues are discovered, our team will take steps toward resolution and help connect clients with title insurance providers.
  • Property Closings – Having an attorney present at a property closing can help facilitate the sale’s proceedings and ensure all parties are appropriately compensated. During closing, your attorney will check and distribute all documents, ensure funds exchange hands, and keep accurate transaction documentation for public records.
  • Commercial Sales – Selling and purchasing commercial property is more complicated than residential sales. Thus, having an attorney for a commercial sale is essential for its success. Rochford and Associates provides many of the same real estate law services as necessary with residential sales. However, commercial sales differ in their dealings with zoning, permits, property leases, landlord/tenant agreements, land development, etc.
An attorney helping a client with a home sale closing, part of Real Estate Law in Peoria IL

Reach Out to Rochford and Associates

Don’t jump into your next property transaction without the guidance of seasoned real estate law professionals. Ensure your sale or purchase goes off without a hitch with assistance from Rochford and Associates. Learn more about our services or schedule a consultation by calling 309-637-5322. We are located at 101 SW Adams St, No 700, Peoria, IL 61602.

Trusted in Illinois for Over 35 Years

“The Jim Rochford & Associates law firm was extremely helpful in resolving a very difficult and sensitive situation in a federal lawsuit against a school. Tim Cushing served as the lead attorney, and worked closely with Jim Rochford. Attorney Nick Rochford also provided very valuable counsel. On a personal level, they were responsive and easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. They were also patient, always available to answer questions, and provided objective legal advice that I knew I could trust. Their attention to detail and knowledge of laws are unsurpassed. In addition, the firm has highly professional and helpful support staff, including Deb Rochford and Mary Thomas, and a network of specialized experts that they collaborate with to provide comprehensive legal solutions. After working with this law firm, I strongly recommend them to anyone needing an extremely responsive law firm that will work tirelessly to protect their clients’ interests. They are highly respected in the legal community, and I would trust them with any legal situation – personal or business.”

Appreciative Client

“Could not have asked for a better experience! Both the attorneys and staff were extremely professional in the handling of my case. They represented me on my worker’s compensation case that was from a summer job in another state. They helped me get a great settlement and it did not take very long either. I would highly recommend Jim Rochford as an attorney for anyone. One thing that stood out about him was I truly believe he always had my best interest at heart.”

Allie Caruso

“I am somewhat late in writing this but team Rochford went above and beyond my expectations while assisting me with my fathers estate after his passing. We unfortunately had a squatter in his home during covid which we were able to successfully remove with the assistance of Tim Cushing’s letters and the PCPD. They really made us feel like family and at no point did I ever feel they were seeking to take advantage of the situation for profit. I would gladly give 6 stars!”


“I have dealt with this attorney for years and they always take care of me and my family. I highly recommend this company for all injury cases. They go above and beyond. 5 stars.”

Skytece Armstrong

“Jim, Time and Nick are great at what they do. They work well as a team, using each persons strengths to solve your problems. They represent us in all types of business law matters. Highly recommended!!!”

Joseph Walters

“Tim Cushing is an incredible family law attorney. He has worked effortlessly for my children. Jim Rochford and his lovely wife, Deb, have been supportive and are as invested in my children as I am. Even the paralegal, Mary, puts her heart and soul into everything. I cannot stress to you how amazing this Law Firm has been to my little family. If you are in need of an attorney, don’t hesitate to give them a call. They specialize in many different aspects of the law and will put you with an attorney who is a great fit!”

Kate Elliott

“I highly recommend! Nick and Jim were amazing attorney to work with. They kept an open line of communication and I was involved with the case the whole time. They were always available to answer any questions or when I needed an update on where we were at in the process.”

Chad Baker