Real Estate Law

Condo Conversions • Mixed Use Property Laws • Commercial and Residential Real Estate •

Newport HarborOur firm has been taking the lead in Newport community real estate and development law for more than forty years. Brian G. Bardorf represented the first Newport condominium conversion project development on Bellevue Avenue. Today, Bardorf & Bardorf continues to be one of Newport’s most recognized names in real estate and development law.

Our Real Estate Information Center provides information on subjects such as real estate contracts, development, zoning issues, types of Deeds, real estate inspections, and what you can expect at your real estate closing. You may also find answers to the most common real estate questions by visiting our Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions page.

We are proud of our ties to historic Newport and surrounding communities. In more than forty years of practice, our we have represented several civic development projects and growing nonprofit organizations that serve the region. We understand historic tax credit law, and all other legal matters relating to planning, building and local zoning laws. We help developers, investors and businesses make sure that they get it right for Newport.

Helping developers, entrepreneurs, and individuals grow and prosper in the Newport region.

Condominium Law and Association Representation

• Condo conversion financing law • Land use and zoning • Condo association legal representation • Condo fee and internal disputes, arbitration, and related litigation • Condo governance, including budgets, accounting • Residential or commercial condominium bylaws • Multi-family unit purchases and sales for condo conversion • Private offering statements

Property Tax Appeals

• Historic tax credit filing • Planning and zoning boards representation • Defer capital gains • Property tax appeals

Development Law

• Land use and zoning • Waterfront property • Riparian rights • RESPA guidelines and compliance • Condo financing • 1031 exchange replacement property and 1031 like-kind exchange property • Mixed use property development representation • Multi-family unit construction and conversion • Historic district commission approvals • Marinas • Purchase and Sale agreements

We take our commitment to the legal profession and to the Newport community seriously. We are experienced in matters pertaining to Rhode Island real estate law. We make providing professional, efficient, and effective legal services, our top priority.

We serve clients throughout Rhode Island including the cities and towns of Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island, Tiverton, Little Compton, Jamestown, Bristol County, Kent County, Newport County, Providence County, and Washington County, Rhode Island.