McCarthhy & Akers Northern Viginia Attorney Lawyers
Your Trusted Attorneys for Life
Licensed in Virginia and West Virginia

Real Estate Law



The Real Estate Law practice group at McCarthy & Akers, PLC is one of the most experienced practice groups in Virginia.  Our founding partner, J. Douglas McCarthy, who has been named one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine, oversees this practice group. 

Mr. McCarthy represents a wide variety of clients with the purchase, exchange and sale of real property, construction financing, commercial and ground leasing and development. Our clients include financial institutions, corporate and individual buyers and sellers of real estate, developers, and investors. Whether you are an individual, buying a first home, an investor making a 1031 exchange, or a developer of a commercial project navigating complex permit proceedings, we can assist you to reach your goals.

The Real Estate Law practice group works closely with our Civil Litigation practice group, to represent clients in real estate contract disputes, land use and zoning appeals, real estate tax appeals and Homeowner Association representation.

Our firm is CRESPA certified by the Virginia State Bar.

Winchester, Virginia

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Our firm is a Virginia State Bar Certified Settlement Agent and offers a wide array of settlement services for both Virginia and West Virginia. Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, we can handle your settlement needs. Our fees are among the most competitive in the industry and rival those of other title service providers who lack the legal expertise that we provide our clients.If you would like to schedule a closing please call one of our regional offices today.

McCarthy & Akers, PLC has developed a level of expertise in handling IRS § 1031 Exchanges. Whether you require our services as a settlement attorney or as qualified intermediary for your tax deferred exchange, we can assist you with a smooth transition from one property to another while minimizing your tax liabilities. When large tax consequences are preventable you should hire a law firm with the knowledge and expertise to handle such a transaction.

Running an effective and efficient homeowners association can be a difficult task for anyone. However, with the help of our expert legal staff you can navigate your association through the many legal and procedural obstacles that make running an association difficult. Our firm represents homeowners associations throughout the Shenandoah Valley. We have handled everything from amending covenants and restrictions to collecting delinquent dues and assessments. If your association is in need of guidance, we can offer practical advice to assist you in creating a better community.