Real estate transactions often involve substantial sums, tight deadlines and complex legal and business issues. We provide the kind of sophisticated, responsive and practical advice that keeps these transactions moving forward.
Our lawyers handle a full range of real estate matters. For example, we help buyers and sellers negotiate, document and close purchases and sales of real estate, including property known or suspected to be contaminated. We also advise lenders and borrowers about financings, and serve as general counsel to a number of homeowners associations.
In addition to these clients, we represent:
- Escrow agents
- Landlords and tenants
- Owners of real estate portfolios
- Title companies
A number of our clients are developers, including those that develop shopping centers. They rely on us for all the legal services necessary to develop a project, from acquisition to construction to leasing. On behalf of developers and other landlords we’ve negotiated leases with virtually every national and regional tenant. Because of this experience, we often do lease negotiation work on a fixed fee basis.
When a real estate client becomes involved in a dispute, we can help that client resolve the dispute, often short of litigation. If litigation results, we can help the client resolve the dispute in mediation or other alternative dispute resolution formats, or if necessary, represent the client through a trial. Over the years, we’ve represented clients in nearly every type of real estate dispute, including ones involving boundaries, lien priority, construction, easements, title, acquisitions and leases.