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REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION

Protecting a property owner's right to sell its property

A small but growing church congregation voted to sell the church property and build a larger, more modern facility nearby. A small group of current and former church members opposed to the sale sued to stop it. They claimed that the deed by which the church had acquired the property prohibited a sale to anyone other than a Protestant evangelical church.

 

In an eight-day trial, Socius convinced the trial court to permit the property sale notwithstanding the deed restriction, a decision upheld on appeal.

OUR TEAM

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Ronald D. Allen

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Adam R. Asher

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Jason L. Bergevin

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Thomas F. Peterson

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