Areas of Practice

Commercial Real Estate

We provide a wide range of real estate legal services for developers, builders, contractors, financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized and small businesses, office building and shopping center owners, and non-profit corporations. Look to us for assistance with your real estate transaction, whether you are leasing, selling, buying, lending, borrowing, developing or building. We have the expertise to help you achieve your goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Development of comprehensive strategies for property owners
  • Negotiation with governmental representatives
  • Representation before administrative panels and in judicial proceedings
  • Project development and construction
  • Declaration and restrictive covenant enforcement
  • Owner Association formation, governance and operation
  • Preparation and negotiation of construction contracts, architects' agreements, project management agreements and engineers' agreements for any project, from custom-built homes to major commercial developments
  • Representation of owners, contractors and suppliers in mechanics’ and materialmen's lien cases and other construction-related disputes
  • Site selection and acquisition
  • Platting and zoning
  • Land use entitlements
  • Property tax abatements and other governmental incentive programs
  • Right-of-way and easement acquisitions
  • Protective covenants and restrictions
  • Infrastructure planning and construction
  • Permitting, approvals and variances
  • Neighborhood group issues
  • Project management and development agreements
  • Build-to-suit leases
  • Master operating lease agreements
  • Developer participation agreements for off-site infrastructure improvements
  • Sales and leases to end users
  • Matters relating to water, wastewater and other utilities
  • Local and state public roadway access issues
Environmental Regulation
  • Coordination and review of environmental studies and reports
  • Representation before administrative agencies in connection with enforcement actions
  • Federal, State and Local regulatory compliance matters
  • Lender and borrower representation in real estate secured financing transactions, including construction, development and permanent mortgage loans
  • Lienholder representation on judicial and non-judicial real property foreclosures, including commercial properties, standard residential, and home equity loans
  • Representation of borrowers and lenders in loan restructuring and work-out situations
  • Representation of landlords or tenants on retail, office and industrial lease transactions and lease-related issues, as well as on long-term ground leases
Property Management and Operations
  • Preparation of management agreements and service agreements
  • Negotiation of agreements and easements with utility providers
  • Development of leasing forms
  • Assistance in landlord-tenant disputes
Sales and Acquisitions
  • Assist sellers and buyers in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions
  • Preparation and negotiation of agreements prior to execution of purchase and sale agreements, such as letters of intent and confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements
  • Assist with business entity formation, purchase and sale agreements, survey and title review, due diligence issues (including environmental), acquisition financing and closing