Chad’s practice is focused on business, real estate, and construction law, which includes both transactional and litigation matters. His representative clients range from and include commercial real estate developers, architects, engineers, construction contractors and suppliers, small business owners, and single-family homeowners.
Prior to joining Smith Alling, P.S., Chad was the managing member of Maher Ahrens Foster Shillito, PLLC. From his experience as executive, in-house counsel to a development and construction firm, he brings an ability to relate to and appreciate his client’s perspective.
Some of Chad’s representative transactional matters include: Condominium Documents (Airspace, traditional, declarations and offering statements); Lease Agreements – Commercial and Residential; Lease Options; Ground Leases; Purchase and Sale Agreements; Right of First Refusal and Options; Non-Disclosure Agreements; Non-Compete Agreements; Asset Purchase Agreements; Construction Contracts; Design Professional Contracts; Construction Liens; Materialmen/Supplier Contracts; Easement Agreements & Covenants; Security Agreements; Promissory Notes; Deeds of Trust; Entity Formations; Real Estate Contracts; Boundary Line Agreements; Estate Planning; Power of Attorney; Bills of Sale; License Agreements; SNDA’s; Assignment Agreements; Estoppel Certificates; Master Service Agreements; Operating Agreements.
His representative litigation matters include, but are not limited to: Breach of Contract; Adverse Possession; Quiet Title; Boundary Disputes; Title Insurance Claims; Lien Foreclosure; Unlawful Detainer – commercial & residential; Earnest Money Agreements; Construction Defect; Construction Contract Disputes; Real Estate Contract Forfeiture; Commercial Landlord-Tenant Disputes; Collections.
Chad has also served as a guest lecturer to architects and contractors on AIA Construction Contract Documents. In 2007, Chad was honored as member of the “40 Under Forty” by the Business Examiner.