Real Estate

The practice of our firm in the area of real estate includes representation of clients involved in various aspects of the acquisition, financing, development, management and sale of all types of real property. A substantial part of our real estate practice is involved in the handling of real estate related workouts. In addition the firm routinely handles matters relating to the purchase and sale of large facilities including work throughout the area with respect to shopping centers of various sizes. Counseling and representing clients concerning landlord/tenant issues has enabled the firm to develop unique expertise in this area. We have also developed expertise in the area of mortgage foreclosure and redemption law.

Areas of Expertise

Contractual protection of clients in real estate sales, leases and other commercial transactions involving real property.

Negotiation and preparation of commercial, industrial and mixed use real estate purchase and sale agreements, easements, licenses, joint ventures, exchange agreements, tenants-in-common arrangements and real property syndication.

Lease and property management representation, including commercial, industrial and office leases, ground leases and management agreements.

Documentation on behalf of developers and lenders in connection with construction projects, financing, and disbursement agreements.

Environmentally impacted properties, including regulatory negotiations and compliance, project management, and general environmental counseling.

Zoning and land use planning, golf course and planned community developments, long term care industry, complex title and land survey analysis, and comprehensive property development matters.

Real Estate Services:

  • Entity selection and formation

  • Acquisition and disposition

  • Development, architectural and construction contracts

  • Title defects and irregularities

  • Financing

  • Leasing, licensing and temporary uses

  • Planning, zoning, and other government entitlements

  • Development incentives including TIF, DDA loans and Brownfield Redevelopment

  • Environmental regulation

  • Easements and boundary issues

Retail Development:

  • Condemnation/eminent domain

  • Brokerage and property management

  • Foreclosure, bankruptcy, and workouts

  • Federal, state and local taxation appeals

  • Litigation