Real Estate

Attorney Peter C. Herbst Has Joined the Welcome Law Firm

Attorney Peter C. Herbst has joined the Law Office of James A. Welcome as Of Counsel, adding an impressive fifty years of legal experience to our team. To contact Peter, call the office at (860) 489-9495 or email him at

Connecticut Commercial and Residential Real Estate Attorneys

Whether you’re buying, selling, or refinancing, you can count on us for quality legal service. We want to make real estate transactions as stress-free and relaxed for our clients as possible. Closings don’t need to turn into lengthy nightmares. While problems at closings are possible, our approach provides effective representation by identifying the areas of potential conflict in order to reconcile issues well in advance of closing.

We believe this is the best way to help our clients achieve their goals and minimize stress. Contact The Law Offices of James A. Welcome today!

Plan for the Coming Years

When you own real estate and have other assets, you want to keep them protected. You can count on us for all of your estate planning needs. Thinking of starting a new business? We can assist you with the formation of your small business.

  • For buyers:
    We begin our representation with your intake conference with our real estate paralegal and an attorney to review your contract. We acquaint ourselves with the transaction and make sure the contract accurately reflects your understanding of the transaction. We identify, and assist in resolving, potential problems. We make certain that your inspections and financing requirements are completed on time. We assist in negotiating appropriate credits or repairs. At closing, we explain all of your loan documents as well as review the seller’s documents with you. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, we take the time to make sure that you fully understand the transaction and your rights and obligations.
  • For sellers:
    We begin our representation with your intake conference with our real estate paralegal and an attorney to review your contract and make certain that you understand the transaction. We negotiate any credits or repairs. At closing, we prepare all of your closing documents. If necessary, we can arrange to have you pre-sign documents at a time convenient for you and attend the closing on your behalf.
  • For a refinancing:
    Your home is most likely your biggest asset. Some lenders will encourage you to refinance your home using a “Notary Only” closing where you sign important legal documents in the presence of a notary public who is not a lawyer. You may be told that a “Notary Only” closing saves you money and is more convenient. We encourage you to speak with an attorney before executing any documents that are secured by your home. Many times people refinancing with notaries (who cannot provide legal advice about the documents you are signing) are later surprised about the terms of the loan relating to adjustable payments and balloon payments. This can result in an inability to make mortgage payments and lead to the loss of home through foreclosure.
  • For real estate tax assessment appeals:
    We represent clients before town Boards of Assessment Appeals, as well as on appeals from Boards’ decisions to the Superior Court in connection with residential and commercial real estate tax assessment appeals.

Contact the Law Offices of James A. Welcome

We are highly experienced in handling a variety of complex real estate cases and will use our knowledge of the law to your advantage. Our founding attorney, Mr. James A. Welcome, has numerous awards and accolades that stand as a testament to his commitment to clients, such as being selected for inclusion in the 2013 – present lists of Super Lawyers®. In addition, Attorney Welcome has been Avvo® rated for industry recognition, professional conduct, and experience. He has numerous successful case results and pleased clients.

The Law Offices of James A. Welcome is here to help. Contact us today.