Real Estate & Land Use
In up markets and down economies, real estate remains an essential asset for businesses of all sizes and in all industries. To help maximize the return on these assets and reduce potential risks, financial institutions require legal counsel with a significant body of experience on all sides of real estate transactions and financings. We handle matters across the United States representing financial institutions for which real estate is a major concern. In addition to advising clients on traditional real estate matters, financings and dispute resolution, we have developed particular areas of concentration in homeowners associations and condominium law, specialty leasing and leasing litigation, management of multistate portfolio transactions, acquisition and disposition of multifamily housing assets, representation of real estate investment trusts (REITs) and joint ventures, and distressed real estate and workouts.
From our offices across the country, we advise clients on zoning, eminent domain issues, development and environmental aspects of a potential site, and assist our banking clients in real estate acquisition transactions and leasing and/or financing for development projects. We can provide such geographically and professionally wide-ranging assistance to our clients because our team-oriented land use practice has allowed us to establish individual relationships with state and local governing bodies, developers, homeowner’s associations, and other civic groups.