Real Estate Acquisition, Development and Disposition

We have extensive experience with portfolios of properties and complex ownership and leasing structures.


We regularly assist clients nationwide with the acquisition, development and disposition of commercial real estate, including drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, escrow agreements, closing documents, covenants, and easement agreements. We have extensive experience with portfolios of properties, complex ownership and leasing structures, and joint ventures.  We are well-versed in the issues and concerns unique institutional investors, including REITs.

We represent investors, builders, and developers in commercial and residential projects, throughout the life cycle of their projects. We work with our clients to structure their entities at the outset of a transaction in order to best achieve their business goals. We also assist our clients in the preparation and negotiation of various design and construction documents, including AIA contracts.

We review and analyze due diligence materials, including title, survey, zoning reports, environmental site assessments, and condominium documents. Because our real estate practice is national in scope, we have developed a network of local counsel resources in nearly every state, and we are therefore able to offer our clients the efficiency of a “one-stop shop” for all aspects of real estate transactions across the country.

We represent lenders, developers and investors in historic rehabilitation tax credit projects, including company structuring.

We also work with our clients to review and analyze due diligence materials, including title, survey, zoning reports, environmental site assessments, and condominium documents. Because our real estate practice is national in scope, we have developed a network of local counsel resources in nearly every state, and we are therefore able to offer our clients the efficiency of one-stop shop for real estate acquisitions and dispositions across the country.

FINANCING

Our Business and Real Estate Group has extensive experience representing borrowers and lenders in complex real estate financing transactions, including construction loans, permanent loans, conduit lending, portfolio financing, revolving credit facilities, mezzanine financing, financing leasehold interests, and historic rehabilitation projects.

Our team assists clients in all aspects of the transaction, from reviewing and analyzing due diligence title and survey, zoning reports, and environmental site assessments, to drafting and negotiating loan documents and intercreditor agreements, to structuring entities for the pass through of historic rehabilitation tax credits to providing legal opinions.