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Real Estate Law

REAL ESTATE

The Firm has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting a variety of complex and sophisticated transactions involving the leasing, sale, acquisition and financing of real property.

Commercial Leasing

Our real estate practice group represents numerous institutional and publicly-traded landlords, REITS, asset managers and privately-held concerns in connection with their leasing of major commercial real estate properties nationwide, including office buildings, shopping centers, retail stores and industrial properties. On the tenant side, this practice group represents a select group of large national and multinational corporations in leasing matters for their corporate facilities throughout the United States. We also represent small and mid-size concerns as tenants, in connection with their leasing and occupancy of retail, office and industrial premises.

The attorneys in this practice group are well versed in the preparation and negotiation of both conventional and complex office, retail and industrial leases, ground leases, net leases, assignments, subleases, licenses, lease restructurings, workouts, take-over agreements, management/leasing agency agreements and brokerage agreements.

Our leasing attorneys have a competitive edge in that the Firm is structured to permit and encourage them to work closely with their colleagues in our litigation department who specialize in commercial landlord/tenant disputes. This empowers our leasing attorneys with a knowledge and perspective as to the enforcement and practical application of these various agreements well beyond that which is typical of attorneys in this practice area.

Sales Acquisitions and Financings

Our real estate practice group represents investors as well as end-users in the acquisition and sale of office buildings, residential and mixed use buildings, industrial properties and development sites. Our real estate attorneys have a strong background in title-related issues and work closely with out litigation practice group on matters pertaining to land use and title issues and disputes.

Working in conjunction with our corporate practice group, our real estate practice group has represented private and commercial lenders, borrowers and guarantors in connection with the origination and restructuring of commercial lending and various secured and unsecured financing transactions including mortgage loans, construction loans, leasehold mortgages, asset-based financing products, revolving and term loans, subordinated debt, and other interim, bridge and mezzanine-type financing and related inter-creditor transactions.