William J. Anderson, P.A.

About Us

  William J. Anderson is the founder of William J. Anderson, P.A. Mr. Anderson was born in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. He attended Rutgers College where he received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While at Rutgers Mr. Anderson was a member of the football team. During his college years, he also played semi-professional soccer in the Tri-State area.

  After college, Mr. Anderson enrolled in Nova Southeastern University School of Law. While in law school he received a Book Award in Estate and Gift Taxation and was a Florida Bar Disability Public Service Fellow. After receiving his Juris Doctor, Mr. Anderson furthered his legal training at the University of Miami School of Law where he graduated with an LL.M. in Taxation.

  Mr. Anderson’s practice consists of a general civil practice with a concentration in real estate, real estate litigation and title insurance. His attention to detail and analytical skills make him an effective litigator and provide a sound foundation in resenting a client in a real estate transaction.

  Mr. Anderson’s leisure hours are spent reading and participating in numerous sporting activities. He particularly enjoys outdoor activities, football, softball and exercising at Cycleward Studio with his wife. Mr. Anderson has been a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, Inc. since 1997. 

Why Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney in Every Real Estate Transaction?

Buying and selling real estate is a very complex experience and can be unnecessarily expensive. Your real estate attorney can look out for your best interests and minimize risk, to ensure you get a clear title to your new property and help you protect your investment for the future.

Real estate agents and Mortgage brokers are not attorneys and may not be able to foresee legal problems or to structure contracts to avoid litigation or minimize its impact.
 

Before the closing, your attorney can explain the following: 

  • Prepare the contract for sale and purchase for your individual needs
  • Identify the pitfalls and how to avoid them in the contract for either the purchaser or seller
  • Your liability if assuming an existing mortgage 
  • The effect of any existing mortgage and construction liens 
  • Alternative means of financing, including the effect of mortgage prepayments 
  • Where and how to file for homestead exemption 
  • The seller's liability after the sale 
  • Pre and Post-contract liability for fire and other hazards. 

 As part of the job of protecting your interests, your attorney will: 

  • Obtain a title search, evaluate the status of the title, and require appropriate legal remedies to clear defects 
  • Prepare or review the Closing Statement and other closing documents, and inform you about any stipulations that affect your interests 
  • Prepare a bill of sale to cover any personal property such as drapes and appliances that are included in the sale 
  • Advise you how title should be taken and how this affects your overall business and personal estate 
  • As required, investigate zoning ordinances and other governmental use restrictions 
  • Relate the income, estate, and gift tax consequences to your estate 
  • Check unrecorded municipal liens, including sewer and special assessment liens 
  • Advise you on what the title policy does not protect against, with emphasis on insurability and marketability. 

    At closing, your attorney will check every detail, making sure the documents carry out the parties' actual intent as originally expressed in the contract, and meet requirements for a marketable title. This is the most critical part of all, and your attorney's participation is important in helping you protect your investment and your financial security.


  At our firm, you can have the peace of mind of having a qualified real estate attorney handle all facets of your real estate transaction. And if a problem does arise with your transaction, or if a problem has already occurred, our firm has the experience to see that the matter gets resolved through amicable means first. If the matter can not be amicably resolved our firm is prepared to litigate to best defend and/or protect our client's interests.

Background and Memberships

Practice Areas:

Civil Trial Law; Residential and Commercial Real Estate; Contract Law; Taxation; Business Law.

Admitted:

2000, Florida

Law School:

Nova Southeastern School  of Law, J.D. 1999

University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2001

College:

Rutgers College, Rutgers University, B.A., 1995

Professional Associations & Memberships:

Broward County Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund

Fidelity National Title

Broward Attorney's Real Estate Council

Born:

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1973

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William J. Anderson, P.A.

101 Northeast Third Ave, Suite 1500, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, US

(954) 332-3744

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