Real Estate & Property LawOur real estate lawyers have extensive experience in all aspects of real estate practice. We represent buyers, sellers and developers of residential and commercial properties, including subdivisions, supermarkets, and office buildings.
Unlike many firms with a large commercial practice, we also frequently represent individual buyers and sellers of houses and condominiums. We advise and represent clients in zoning and other land use proceedings; landlord-tenant matters, including residential and commercial leasing and summary process actions; foreclosures; tax deferred exchanges; and real estate tax abatements and exemptions.
Our clients include developers, investors, lessors, lenders, individuals, and businesses of all kinds, including professional firms, retailers, and manufacturers. We also represent two of the largest commercial real estate management firms in Nigeria
CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LAW
Doing business in Nigeria is associated with diverse challenges and risks and must accordingly be founded on a strong legal base and a full understanding of local laws and regulations. Prevention is always better than cure.
Understanding the various available business vehicles as well as compliance requirements for companies and other corporate entities is vital. Nigeria governments are increasingly passing laws to protect consumers as well as data privacy. Tax, exchange control and banking rules and regulations must also be fully understood.
Our specialist lawyers have substantial experience in advising both multinational and local companies on all relevant corporate, commercial and regulatory matters relevant to their businesses.
LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
In keeping with our general mission as a firm, the litigation practice at Chaman Law Firm is a broad-based practice stressing cost-effective and experienced staffing of cases. Our litigation attorneys have extensive experience before state and federal courts and administrative agencies
We represent individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations, both as plaintiffs/claimants and defendants, in a wide range of matters
In litigation as in other areas, we emphasize giving practical and thorough advice, avoiding conflict for conflict’s sake, and minimizing where possible the financial and emotional cost to our clients. We take pride in the fact that some of the best results we have obtained for our clients, both corporate and individual, have come through mediation/alternative dispute resolution rather than litigation.
We counsels individuals and businesses in income, gift and estate tax planning, return preparation, and representation before the Internal Revenue Service.
In addition, our tax lawyers provide consultation and assistance in connection with the planning and implementation of business and real estate transactions, and in the establishment of tax-exempt organizations.
Our specialist debt recovery attorneys offer a simple, effective and swift solution to debt recovery. Our team has developed a comprehensive debt recovery service that can deal with the collection of debt on a nationwide basis utilising the skills of specialist debt collection lawyers across the nation to ensure a good result.
Our debt recovery attorneys can issue an initial letter before action to any address within Nigeria and abroad. In some cases, this may settle your debt without the need to consider further action. Our team of debt recovery attorneys can usually offer all services on a low cost, fixed fee basis.
The face of construction & engineering in Nigeria has changed exponentially with increasingly larger and more complex projects from both a technical and regulatory perspective. Our specialist lawyers combine detailed legal knowledge with practical commercial experience to assist and advise clients to maximise the benefits of opportunities and manage and resolve risks and regulatory obstacles.
Our core focus is to assist commercial, industrial and private owners, construction managers, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, material and equipment suppliers, real estate developers and public entities.