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Real Estate Law

Hite and Heath, L.L.P. can assist individuals, businesses, and farms in a variety of residential and commercial real estate transactions and related matters.

These include the common issues involved with buying and selling a house, as well as transactions involving farms and commercial properties.

We are committed to finding the most simple and efficient way to get your transaction closed, and to make sure that all the needed research and paperwork is done in a timely manner. We are committed to bringing quality legal services to all of our real estate clients. Our services include:

  • Preparation and/or review of contracts for sale and purchase of real estate.
  • Preparation of deeds, mortgages, and related land transfer documents.
  • Assistance with the lot split and/or subdivision process, including review of surveys and completion of county lot split forms.
  • Consultation and legal advice relating to issues that arise in the course of ownership of real estate including zoning issues, easements and boundary issues.
  • Consultation and legal advice relating to oil and gas issues including leases, royalties, well ownership and mineral title issues.
  • Real estate title examinations and closings. If title insurance is involved, these transactions can be handled through Federated Title Agency, Inc.

Federated Title Agency, Inc.

DBA ACS-Utica, a title and closing company owned by the same principals as Hite and Heath, LLP, and located in its office. Federated Title Agency is an agent for Ohio Bar Title Insurance Company.

It is best to consult with a real estate attorney before entering into a real estate contract. While some issues can be resolved at closing, certain contract provisions may be needed to best protect your interests.


Yes, we do taxes!

Attorney Sara G. Light has over 25 years experience in the preparation of federal, state, school district and local income tax returns for individuals and businesses including farms, rentals and Schedule C businesses. We also prepare returns for partnerships, corporations, estates, non-profit organizations and other entities. Our rates are very competitive with other local tax preparers.

We can assist individuals and businesses who are facing tax audits or current or potential IRS tax liabilities, penalties, and interest problems including employment or payroll taxes.

The penalties and interest associated with these delinquent taxes can be substantial, and increase as time passes. With our knowledge and expertise, we can give you our honest evaluation of each situation. We can assist you by completing and filing delinquent tax returns, analyzing tax deficiencies, and negotiating tax settlements where possible.

Hite and Heath, L.L.P., attorneys will be happy to help assist you with all of your tax needs.