Richard M. Heller

Richard M. Heller

Experienced Pennsylvania Real Estate and Business Law Attorney

Firm Overview

Getting you the results that you deserve Since 1974, the office of Richard M. Heller has been practicing law in Philadelphia, Chester, Bucks, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties. We specialize in real estate and business law, and we also take on estate planning issues. At the office of Richard M. Heller we strive to give you the full benefit of our years of experience and extensive knowledge of Pennsylvania law. A knowledgeable mind and a dedicated service At the office of Richard M. Heller, we go the extra mile for our clients because finding the solution to your legal problems is our passion. The world of business and real estate law is vast and complex, but we have the experience you need to get you the results you deserve. Whether you are a buyer, seller, or investor, we'll be sure to help you with any problem you might run into. When you seek representation from Richard M. Heller, you are guaranteed: A deep knowledge of the law Richard M. Heller knows all that there is about real estate law in Pennsylvania. He belongs to various real estate groups and speaks to local Bar Associations about real estate law. So you know you are getting someone personally invested in the subject Respected representation In addition to his many accolades, Richard M. Heller has also earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics Invaluable experience We have been in operation since 1974 and have seen countless cases since then. Our staff is dedicated to this area of the law and we always keep up to date on the latest changes and developments that may occur. Covering all of your business, real estate, and estate planning needs We know how frustrating and heartbreaking these issues can be, and that's why our entire staff is completely dedicated to solving your legal matters in the following areas: -Business law -Estate planning -Real estate law -Probate -Business formation -Real estate exchanges -Tax deferred exchanges -Trusts and estates -Wills

Main Office

Main Office
200 West Front Street

Media PA 19063




Real Estate

Real Estate Law in Pennsylvania

Experienced Pennsylvania real estate lawyer At the office of Richard M. Heller, we apply our extensive knowledge about property rights, real estate issues, finance and business to all areas of real estate law. With more than 35 years of experience in real estate law, Richard M. Heller can help you with: -Residential home sales transactions -Commercial property sales transactions -Homeowners associations -Condominium law -Landlord-tenant disputes -Evictions -Foreclosures -Real estate contracts -Eminent domain -Zoning, land-use and building permits -Boundary and easement disputes -Title disputes -Real Estate Taxation -Tax Deferred Real Estate Exchanges Real estate transaction attorneys From offer to sale, Richard M. Heller handles all aspects of buying and selling real estate and construction, so that you can feel confident about a smooth and precise transaction. We can: -Draft or review your sales contract -Negotiate real estate agreements -Review your lending documents -Search and clear title -Analyze your deal and rectify potential problems -Handle land use, zoning and permitting -Conduct your real estate closing Real estate litigation attorneys Real estate litigation requires substantial knowledge about property laws and civil litigation, as well as a dynamic courtroom presence. At the office of Richard M. Heller, we possess the specialized-knowledge necessary to successfully litigate your real estate disputes. Real estate negotiators Some disputes are better solved outside of the courtroom. Our effective mediators guide negotiations to protect your interests. By retaining an experienced mediator to strategize during the contract negotiation process, you can often prevent disputes from arising at a later stage in the real estate transaction. This can save time, costs and frustrations. Tax Deferred Real Estate Exchanges In the sale of real estate, the Seller/Taxpayer is permitted to exchange their interest in the relinquished property (property being sold) for a replacement property of equal or greater value and defer the payment of capital gain taxes and recapture of depreciation. This is completed in accordance with Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code and the 1991 Regulations which outline the use of a Qualified Intermediary to successfully complete the transaction. (See Link to 1031 Corp.)

Richard Heller

Richard M. Heller

Admitted: 1974, Pennsylvania; 1977, New Jersey; 2000, U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 1975; 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 1979; U.S. Supreme Court 1979

Law School: Villanova University J.D. (1974)

School: West Chester Unversity (1966)

Member: Delaware County, Pennsylvania (Chairman, Real Property Trust and Probate Law Section, 1997-1998) and American (Member, Section of Tax Committee on Sales Exchange and Basis, 1994) Bar Associations; American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Biography: Adjunct Professor, Federal Taxes Affecting Real Estate, Philadelphia University, 2004. Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission, Advisory Committee on Real Property Law, 2004.

Military Service: U.S. Air Force, 1967-1971

Peace Corps: Columbia S.A. 1966-67


Villanova University
Juris Doctorate, 1974

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