The Firm’s real estate department represents a diverse group of commercial clients in a broad spectrum of matters, providing advice in the areas of acquisition, development, financing, leasing, divestiture and management of real estate. The ability to integrate with the Firm’s business law and litigation departments helps facilitate the objectives of our clients, and the diversified experience of our attorneys and professional staff enables us to assist our clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including:
- Drafting and negotiating purchase agreements, management agreements, brokerage agreements, construction contracts with architects and contractors, condominium declarations, loan documents, and easements; conducting due diligence reviews of title matters and applicable legal requirements; and negotiating purchase money financing, joint venture agreements and equity participations.
- Office, retail and mixed-use commercial leasing transactions, sale and leaseback transactions, ground leases, development and financing transactions, tax-free exchanges, property and asset management issues and real property tax appeals.
- Choosing the proper business entity for ownership such as limited liability companies and corporations and creating those entities; preparing operating, shareholding and agreements; sole proprietorships; drafting partnership agreements.