Development & Real Estate

Roderick Linton Belfance represents individuals and businesses in all types of transactions and litigation dealing with real property, land and the structures attached to it. The firm's clients include realtors, brokers, developers, contractors, private investors, landlords, condominium associations as well as condominium owners and homeowners.

Roderick Linton Belfance's attorneys negotiate, draft, and analyze all kinds of documentation for the firm's clients, including purchase and sale agreements, mortgage-based financing documents, leases, architects' contracts, construction contracts, reciprocal easements, licenses, covenants, transferable development rights, conservation easements, tax deferred commercial and residential leases, exchange agreements, subdivision restrictions, condominium documents and development agreements.

We also lend the firm's excellent litigation skill and reputation to representing clients in contract disputes and litigation matters arising out of real estate transactions, condemnations, easements and other interests in real property.

Rights in property are unique, and the law has fashioned unique remedies. Roderick Linton Belfance's attorneys' decades of experience in Real Estate law has helped them to gain mastery of procedures related to such unique remedies including specific performance, foreclosure, receivership, eviction and forcible entry and detainer, and garnishment.

Our attorneys' experience and commitment to effective representation allow us to aggressively represent our client's interests and seek the best result for our client in the shortest amount of time possible.

Construction Law

The attorneys of Roderick Linton Belfance represent clients through the negotiation and drafting of construction project documents and provide advice and counsel regarding the management of construction disputes prior to the commencement of litigation. We provide invaluable counsel during the planning stages of construction projects so that the risks of future litigation are mitigated and our clients' rights are adequately protected.

In those cases where litigation is necessary, Roderick Linton Belfance's attorneys have extensive experience in litigating both commercial and residential construction disputes. We have prosecuted and defended all types of construction claims brought by or against owners, builders, developers, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, architects, suppliers, manufacturers, design professionals, builders risk insurers, and sureties. We handle litigation of complex construction claims, including issues involving performance and termination under contract and claims based on alleged defects in construction projects.

The construction-related litigation issues we regularly handle include:

  • Insurance coverage
  • Permitting and regulatory allowances
  • Mechanic's lien, bond and contractual payment claims
  • Public bidding
  • Adjoining landowner disputes
  • Design changes, deficiencies and defects
  • Defective workmanship claims
  • Default, termination, and surety matters
  • Issues involving the insolvency or bankruptcy of parties in the construction chain

We handle construction disputes in federal and state courts in Ohio and throughout the United States and through arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Oil and Gas Law

Roderick Linton Belfance, LLP has a unique team with the capability to represent oil and gas producers and operators, particularly with reference to the funding of drilling programs and, specifically, to advise and document agreements for oil and gas operations, such as drilling contracts, operating agreements, and oil and gas industry contracts.


50 S. Main Street
Tenth Floor
Akron, Ohio 44308


600 East Smith Road
Medina, OH 44256

Contact Us:
Phone (330) 434-3000
Fax (330) 434-9220
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