Real Estate

Our real estate clients vary in the nature and size of their real estate activities, ranging from simple residential real estate transactions to the transfer of potentially contaminated commercial parcels. We have experience with all possible sides to a real estate transaction. We also have considerable experience with all aspects of real property litigation, including real estate disputes, adverse possession and prescriptive easement cases, public access and riparian rights issues, condominium and summer resort association property issues, and road and highway-related matters. Let us put this advantage to work for you.

With the increasing expansion of environmental liability for contaminated property, nearly all modern real estate transactions should be considered in the light of potential environmental problems. From the presence of a simple underground storage tank to the existence of a former landfill, we have the experience and expertise to assist clients, such as sellers, purchasers and the financial community, in evaluating and identifying potential problems and finding ways to deal with them.


NEWS

Kate Redman Discusses Crowd-Funding Rules in TC's Record-Eagle

“Investment crowdfunding has been leading the industry globally, but we should see a really startling growth in the U.S. once these new rules are effective,” said Kate Redman, attorney with Olson, Bzdok & Howard PC in Traverse City. Redman will offer training “labs” starting in May for businesses and nonprofits interested in investment crowdfunding. Contact her at kate@envlaw.com for more information.

Traverse City Record-Eagle (01-24-16) 

Public Trust Framework Recommended for Great Lakes









The International Joint Commission (IJC) of the United States & Canada has issued a report recommending the application of a bi-national Public Trust framework to help fill regulatory gaps and guide decision-making that will ensure the protection of the long-term ecological integrity, economic stability, and the many public and private uses of the Great Lakes.

Firm founder Jim Olson has advocated for the active implementation of Public Trust principles in Great Lakes decision-making for decades, so this recommendation is both a welcome development, and a tremendous accomplishment. Congratulations Jim!

Full Report (pdf): Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes 

Kate Redman is one of TC's 40 under 40!

Kate Redman, Community Enterprise Attorney and Partner at Olson, Bzdok & Howard, has been selected as one of Traverse City's Most Influential Professionals under 40 for 2015. This is the second year in a row Kate has been selected by the TC Business News as part of TC's "40 under 40." Congrats Kate!

Sept. 1, 2015 

Partnership Announcement

Olson, Bzdok & Howard is pleased to announce that Ross A. Hammersley and Kate E. Redman became shareholders with the firm. Please take a look at their attorney profiles to learn more about these young legal trailblazers.

March 20, 2015