With an exclusive focus on commercial real estate law and deep experience in every corner of this industry, our clients count on us to efficiently and expertly respond to their needs and get deals closed.
Purchase & Sale
Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of the real estate markets in which we represent clients. This understanding enables us to advise clients on not only the legal terms, but also the business terms and overall structure of the transaction. We advise our clients on all stages of the transaction, adding value at each stage.
We represent developers, investors, businesses, trusts, investment funds, commercial real estate companies, retailers, heath care providers, assisted living and other retirement facilities, and hotel and leisure companies.
PURCHASE & SALE SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Analyzing business terms
- Preparing letters of intent
- Drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements
- Analyzing title and survey
- Evaluating feasibility and environmental studies
- Reviewing tenant leases
- Forming and structuring ownership entities
- Negotiating financing terms and documents, and satisfying lender conditions
- Preparing closing documents and opinion letters
- 1031 and other tax deferred exchanges
- Opportunity zones
We have extensive experience advising developers and public/private partnerships in acquiring, planning, financing, constructing and leasing projects that maximize the property’s use and productivity.
Our clients include real estate developers, public/private partnerships, non-profits, universities and national and local developers of major condominium, retail, commercial, mixed use, master planned community, health care, hotel, leisure and residential projects.
EXPERIENCE WITH all phases of development:
- Project planning
- Entity selection
- Joint ventures
- Development agreements
- Sustainability and energy efficiency
- Due diligence
- Title insurance
- Construction and design contracts
- Ground leases
- Cost-sharing agreements
- Covenants, conditions and restrictions and other operational agreements
- Project management
Leasing & Asset Management
Our attorneys have a widely-respected leasing practice advising owners, tenants, asset managers and property managers in all aspects of leasing and management of property. In drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of leases, we strive to add value and manage risk for our clients throughout all aspects of leasing including the initial lease, amendments, extensions, assignments, subleases, guaranties, early terminations and renewals.
We also advise tenants, owners, property managers and asset managers on property management agreements, lease interpretation, day to day management, and landlord-tenant disputes.
EXPERIENCE WITH ALL types of properties:
- Build to suit
- Ground leases
- Green leases
- Mixed use
- Data centers
We understand the recent significant economic changes and the dramatic effect on real estate finance. This enables our attorneys to provide creative solutions to new and complex financing challenges, conditions and restrictions.
Our clients include lenders, borrowers and guarantors of a variety of debt and equity capital including venture capital companies, banks, pension funds, investors, private lenders, developers and owners.
ADVISE ON ALL aspects of real estate financing:
- Interim or bridge
- Sale leaseback
- Lines of credit
- Partial or full release of collateral
Restructuring & Workouts
We represent clients in the analysis, restructuring and redevelopment of distressed real estate projects, as well as a variety of debt workouts. We promptly assess and analyze default scenarios including bankruptcy implications, outline options and assist our clients with implementing their workout plans.
We also advise landlords, tenants and guarantors with respect to troubled leases in default or with parties in bankruptcy, with solutions ranging from settlement and modification to assignment and termination.
Our clients include financial institutions, individual and portfolio owners, investors and developers that range from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held private companies.
REPRESENTATION FOR A VARIETY OF ISSUES:
- Loan modifications and assumptions
- Forbearance agreements
- Collateral substitutions
- Deeds in lieu of foreclosure
- Loan purchases
- Foreclosure and other debt enforcement
- Broken condominiums
Distressed Assets & Loans
We have experience with all types of distressed assets and loans including assets in receivership, bankruptcy and subject to other regulatory restrictions. We assist our clients with the documentation, due diligence and acquisition and sale of distressed real estate projects, assets and loans.
Our experience makes us uniquely situated to quickly and efficiently assess all facets of debt and security as financial institutions review and restructure their loan portfolios and investors evaluate opportunities to put their capital to work in these challenging times. We represent financial institutions, private investors, and borrowers in reviewing and analyzing options for performing and nonperforming loans and other troubled assets.
involved in virtually all sectors of the market:
- Residential plats
- Health care
- Mixed use development
- Condominium projects
Entity Structuring, Formation & Dissolution
Our attorneys have extensive experience forming and structuring business entities. We evaluate alternative entity structures and advise our clients on the formation, management, risk and taxation implications to help them meet their real estate needs and goals.
We also advise our clients on the reorganization and dissolution of entities within and outside their corporate families.
FOR all types of business entities and organizations:
- Limited liability companies
- Joint ventures/general partnerships
- Limited partnerships
- Limited liability partnerships
- Professional service corporations
- Sole proprietorships
- Foreign companies