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Matthew Evans, Esq. Representing Plaintiffs in “Snake House” Case

When a young family recently settled on a house in the Beechwood on the Burley neighborhood of St. Margaret’s, they were unaware of a snake infestation that would quickly drain their checkbook and drop their house value.

The Law Office of Matthew Evans III is representing the family as they try to recoup their losses and provide a safe home for their two young children. Jeff and Jody Brooks purchased their home in December, 2014 and lived uneventfully through the cold winter months, unaware that black rat snakes were hibernating quietly within the walls and rafters of their home. As the warm spring days approached, sounds above their heads and sightings of snakes around the house began to raise their suspicions that something was very wrong.

Snakes, snake skins and scat (snake droppings) began to appear in the basement and around the house as the snakes became active again. After seeking help from a local pest control company, it became obvious that they were dealing with an infestation beyond their means: “I’ve never seen anything like it,” says Stephen Kulp, manager of an Annapolis branch of Home Paramount in an interview with the Capital Gazette. For the safety of their children, they packed up and moved in with Jody’s mother down the street.


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Matthew Evans III is a leading real estate lawyer serving the Annapolis area. Experienced in Maryland real estate law, Mr. Evans will address the issues of full disclosure and whether the seller of the property was in violation of this when the home was sold to the Brooks’ last year. At issue is the potential complete loss of the value of the home if it is deemed uninhabitable and in need of a complete tear down and rebuild.

The case is currently pending a court date in the State of Maryland.

Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans Celebrates 4th Year

The Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans is celebrating its fourth year of providing Annapolis and its surrounding communities with top-notch real estate and construction legal services.  The Evans firm also provides services for contract disputes, in-house counsel, civil litigation and settlement services.  We are continually committed to providing clients with the best legal advice available at the best rates.

We find that legal coverage often works best as a good preventative measure in situations that can become complicated when we least expect them to, keeping us safe when we are in a transitional period. This is especially true in Real Estate, Construction, and Land Use work, where proper guidance is necessary to achieve the best outcome and returns possible on your investments.

Although these areas can be among the most profitable sectors to invest in, they can also include permit and contract work that can be challenging. Having experienced and mindful counsel can make this process substantially easier to work through, however.

This is how the Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans III can best help you minimize risk in areas that are difficult to navigate, and allow you to concentrate more on your business or personal needs.

Through serving the Annapolis, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area with more than 15 years of professional experience and public service, Mr. Evans has distinguished himself by specializing in the areas that will matter most to your business or private enterprise.

Contact us and find out why so many trust the Evans firm with their business and private needs.

The Evans Law– Your In House Counsel

What is Your In-House Counsel?

Having your own dedicated attorney for in-house counsel may be cost prohibitive for most small to mid-sized businesses and companies. The Evans Law, LLC offers a program called Your In-House Counsel which provides the necessary tools tailored to your business to help support and ensure a smooth operation for a flat fee.  Your In-House Counsel provides unlimited telephone access to your assigned attorney and office time on an as-needed basis.  We handle document drafting and litigation for District Court while also providing a reduced rate for State Circuit and Federal Court litigation. Many legal matters affecting your business such as drafting contracts, leases and agreements are also included in the program. We will also act on behalf of your company or business for legal proceedings, negotiations and collections.

Who Could Benefit?

Small to medium sized companies can benefit from our tailored and cost- effective legal advice and services.  We specialize in Real Estate and Construction Law in and around Annapolis Maryland.  We have helped commercial and residential land owners, commercial tenants with numerous locations, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, architects, and engineers as well as other construction and real estate professionals.

The experienced team and counsel of the Law Office of Matthew S. Evans III can provide your business with personalized service though Your In House Counsel. Contact us for a consultation to discuss your situation and see if Your In-House Counsel is a good fit for you and your business.

 

Matthew S. Evans, III Named Maryland Super Lawyer

Matthew S. Evans, III is proud to have been recently selected by Super Lawyers as a top rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Maryland for 2015.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of top lawyers among 70 different practice areas and is comprised of individuals who have been recognized by their peers and for their outstanding professional achievements. Independent researchers, along with evaluations and nominations from peers make up the rigorous selection process.

In addition to top rated Construction Litigation, the Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans offers a broad range of legal services including contract-related disputes, real estate and construction law, and general civil litigation. They also provide residential and commercial real estate settlement services through their affiliate company United Title, Inc.

Real Estate Law Services

Investing in or selling real estate can be a complex transaction as well as one of the most costly.  While hiring a real estate attorney may not be necessary at every transaction, average homebuyers may benefit from their expertise.  The Evans Law in Annapolis, MD is a full service real estate law firm experienced in helping parties in both residential and commercial real estate transactions.

In addition to buying or selling a home, there are many different scenarios that require the assistance of a real estate attorney. This may include buying or selling a business property, landlord and tenant disagreements about rental lease contracts and overseeing contracts between retailers and local communities about the location of new businesses.

The Evans Law handles ownership transactions, real estate contracts and litigation, homeowners association issues, landlord and tenant disagreements and contract disputes.  They have the experience and professionalism to effectively communicate and counsel.  Even in real estate cases where there are no disagreements, it may be beneficial to have an attorney should any problems arise unexpectedly.

In addition to real estate law services, the Law Offices of Matthew Evans, III offers real estate settlement services for residential and commercial properties through their affiliate company, United Title & Escrow.  As a full service real estate settlement company, United Title & Escrow has over 30 years experience in solving difficult title issues and making property closing smooth for all parties.

If you are in need of real estate law services contact the Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans III.  With more than 15 years experience, Mr. Evans represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. with a level of service and expertise that is difficult to find with many other law firms. Mr. Evans offers hands-on, personal service for clients of all needs. You will receive a free consultation to fully understand what to expect during the transaction.

 

Contract Disputes

The Evans Law is an Annapolis based firm experienced in contract disputes. They represent Maryland and Washington D.C. clients involved in conflict over real estate transactions, employment contracts and business transactions. While they always attempts to bring both parties to an agreement, they also work with their clients to prepare for litigation. Their primary focus is on the harm suffered by clients as the result of another party’s breach of contract. This typically involves financial consequences for the party that was owed money or services. Clients work with Matthew S. Evans, III because they want the money that is rightfully owed them without having to pursue criminal sanctions.

Our Legal Services for Contract Disputes Include:

  • Real Estate: Landlord and tenant lease disputes, homeowner association dues and disagreements over services, broken real estate contracts, commercial and residential settlements, contract disputes and ownership transactions.
  • Construction: Contract law disputes, liens and taxes, bonding, guaranties, sureties, licensing issues, bond claims, interpretation of the Miller Act and mechanic liens.
  • Land Use: Access permits, developer agreements, site plans, variances, re-zoning applications and master plan changes.

More About Matthew S. Evans, III

Matthew S. Evans, III has been practicing law for 15 years. He opened his own law firm in 2011 to focus on contract dispute issues. He is particularly interested in real estate, land use and construction. Mr. Evans is a member of the Maryland Bar Association, Anne Arundel County Bar Association and the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers. He is passionate about his work and helping his clients recover what is owed to them in a timely manner.

Construction Law

Matthew S. Evans, III is an experienced construction law attorney based in Annapolis, Maryland. His focus on land use, construction and real estate enable him to provide a level of service that is not found among other law firms. Evans Law serves clients in the state of Maryland, along with Washington D.C.

Evans Law takes a creative approach to finding solutions in the field of construction, including liens, sureties, bonds, contracts and complicated disputes. The firm brings a decade of experience with bond claims, defects, licensing and the Miller Act. This includes:

• Counsel and advice.

• Drafting, review process and negotiation with claims and contracts.

• Arbitration and mediation for disputes.

• Trial and appellate litigation.

• Handling of bid protests.

In addition, Matthew S. Evans, III is one of a small group of Maryland attorneys who is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. This makes him knowledgeable and experienced in the area of construction called “green building,” which is expected to continue expansion well into the future.

Evans Law provides the flexibility needed to solve problems in the 21st century legal climate. The firm engages in alternative methods of resolving disputes while maintaining keen awareness of cost and the desired result. The main goal is to present clients with the most effective approaches to avoid expensive litigation in the area of construction law.

Those in the Maryland or Washington D.C. area who require the services of a construction law attorney can contact Evans Law at 410-870-9982 to schedule a consultation.

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Albert G. DeCesaris, Jr. – Of Counsel Attorney Annapolis

We are pleased to announce Albert G. DeCesaris, Jr. – Of Counsel Attorney Annapolis to the Matthew Evans team!

DeCesaris

Mr. DeCesaris’ practice areas include general litigation, specifically real estate, title, landlord/tenant, workers’ compensation, domestic, and criminal defense. He also has extensive experience in real estate transactional work, contract preparation and negotiation, and business/corporate law.

Mr. DeCesaris was raised in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. He furthered his education at the University of Baltimore, earning a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. After graduation, he served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable James J. Lombardi, Associate Judge, in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland in 2003, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in 2004, and the District of Columbia in 2012.

Outside of the practice of law, Mr. DeCesaris is heavily involved in charitable work. He is a member of the External Relations Committee at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. He also serves as the Vice President and a board member of the Celebrate Hope Foundation, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to creating awareness and raising funds for the research and treatment of Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

Buying or Selling Real Estate

The Evans Law,LLC is a full service real estate firm that can help you from listing all the way through settlement. Matthew S. Evans, III is a licensed real estate broker who brings 15 years of experience in real estate law to the table. Often times a seemingly simple deal can have many different legal issues and implications. If buying or selling real estate, you should consider hiring a broker/attorney who can guide you smoothly through the process and help if there are any glitches along the way. Please visit our website for more details on our services offered or feel free to give us a call to discuss your real estate needs.