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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.

Annapolis Real Estate & Construction Law Services

At the Evans Law we offer a broad range of legal services from contract-related disputes, to real estate and construction law, to general civil litigation. We also provide residential and commercial real estate settlement services throughout our affiliate company United Title, Inc.

We are one of the few firms in Annapolis, MD that specialize in legal matters regarding construction, land use and real estate. Matthew S. Evans, III is an Anne Arundel County attorney with over 15 years of professional experience. He has also completed continuing education courses and is very active in the community. He serves both businesses and individuals with a wide range of services.

Real estate can be a very costly and complex investment. In fact, it will most likely be one of the most expensive investments that you will ever make. That is why it is essential for you to have an experienced attorney to help you. A qualified attorney will help navigate you through this process. This will potentially help you avoid costly matters. Evans has worked with clients of different backgrounds, needs and sizes. He also brings personalized service that cannot be found at other firms. Contract disputes, homeowners association issues, real estate litigation and contracts, ownership transactions and landlord-tenant lease agreements are considered real estate law.

Construction Law is another one of the legal services that Evans offers. He has had over 10 years of experience in dealing with construction defects, bond claims, licensing issues. Evans will provide his counsel and advice. He will also negotiate claims and contracts as well as review contracts. The legal climate today requires that one be flexible in problem solving. Evans is experienced in successfully using alternative dispute resolution. He strives to provide you with the best counseling and advice that will help you avoid expensive litigation that is related to construction law. Contact Matthew S. Evans today for more information.

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.