Sherman Law Liberia

Contact Information

Liberia Address

R. Fole Sherman Law Building
17th Street & Chessman Avenue
PO Box 10-3218
1000 Monrovia 10
Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia

Communicating with Sherman & Sherman
Website: www.shermalawliberia.com
Telephones
+231 777-552-946 – Roberta Parker
+231 886-552-946 – Roberta Parker
+231 5-552-946 -      Roberta Parker
+231 886-514-581 -  Samuel Brown
+231 777-514-581 – Samuel Brown
+231 5-514-581 -      Samuel Brown

Telefax
+ 231 77-059-632

Email Addresses
shermlawrl2@yahoo.com
shermanlawliberia@gmail.com
shermanlaw@shermanlawliberia.com
Note: The Yahoo! and Gmail addresses are preferred.


US Contact Address
11803 Backus Drive
Bowie, MD 20720-4464

US Telephones and Fax
+1 301-352-5476 (Phone)
+1 301- 412-4104 (Mobile)
+1 301-352-9657 (Fax)

 

Firm's News & Events

Property Law Practice Area

Liberian law provides that only citizens may own real property in fee simple and only people of the Negro (Black) race may become citizens. So Sherman & Sherman's corporation clients and its international non-governmental organization clients are all tenants of Liberian landlords or sub-tenants of foreigners who are themselves tentants of Liberian landlords. Especially for investment purposes, vacant or under-utilized land is acquired by the investor under a long-term agreement, usually aggregating sixty years. Regrettably because of the dysfunctional land tenure system in Liberia and the absence of a well-documented system for title research, fraud is often times practiced by a landlord, who leases a parcel of land that he does not own or a claim is made by a claimant for a parcel of land he does not own. Sherman & Sherman clients must therefore thoroughly investigate title, liens and encumbrances on lands before taking leases on them; and after these investigations, these clients should be prepared to go to court at any time to defend the title of the landlord, even though the landlord, under the law, should be the one defending the client's quiet and peaceful enjoyment of the property.

Over the years, Sherman & Sherman has developed its own plan and program on the kind of investigation to conduct and the places to search for information before approving of a transaction between its client and the potential Liberian landlord. These include demands which should be met by the person proposing to transact business with a Sherman & Sherman client.

Incidentally, land disputes are not experienced by Sherman & Sherman corporation clients and international non-governmental organization clients only; most of Sherman & Sherman's Liberian clients also have claims regarding land disputes.

Sherman & Sherman's plan and program has worked so well that its clients are generally free from litigations involving land disputes. Very often when the Liberian complies with the rigid demands for proof of ownership and clearance of liens and encumbrances and after Sherman & Sherman conducts its own background check on the person and his right and authority to engage in the transaction, no problem surfaces where a clean bill is given by Sherman & Sherman. And whenever a clean bill is not given by Sherman & Sherman, the client declines to engage in the transaction.

So when potential fraudsters discover that Sherman & Sherman is the lawyer for the person with whom they intend to do a land deal, these fraudsters normally desist almost immediately from going forward with the deal. They know that Sherman & Sherman is likely to discover the fraud before a transaction is consummated.

There are some fraudulent land transactions which Sherman & Sherman was not involved with at the initial stage; and obviously, there are some frauds which Sherman & Sherman does not discover. What is certain however is that if and when it becomes necessary, Sherman & Sherman vigorously defends its client's interest in land disputes at the court; and given both its trial experience and knowledge of property law, a client can get the comfort that its interest is best secured by engaging the services of Sherman & Sherman to manage its land dispute.
 

20th Anniversary of Sherman & Sherman 2009

Attorney-Client Relationship 20th Anniversary 2009

Attorney-Client Relationship 20th Anniversary 2011 and Paegar as Managing Director 10th Anniversary 2011

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