Our Real Estate Practice group handles both commercial and residential real estate matters for a broad array of clients. Representative transactions include:
Commercial Real Estate
- Acquisitions and dispositions
Counseled clients with respect to purchases and sales of commercial real estate and investment properties, including sale/leaseback arrangements; reviewed, negotiated and drafted transfer agreements and closing documents and supervised all aspects of the closings.
- Bankruptcy Proceedings
Represented landlords and tenants in lease confirmation/disaffirmance proceedings in bankruptcy court.
- Construction financing and workouts
Reviewed and negotiated construction financing agreements with institutional lenders and assisted clients with lender requirements; counseled clients with respect to and negotiated workout agreements for distressed properties.
- Cooperative and condominium conversions and management
Prepared documentation, including regulatory filings, in connection with conversion of rental properties to cooperative and condominium ownership; counseled clients with respect to issues of management of the cooperatives and condominiums and relations with owners of units.
- Design and construction contracts
Reviewed, negotiated and drafted agreements with designers, architects and contractors, representing both owners and contractors.
- Leasing transactions
Counseled property owners, negotiated and prepared leases for office space, retail and industrial uses; counseled tenants with respect to prospective leases, renewals and lease surrenders, and negotiated leasing documents.
- Like-kind exchanges (investment property only)
Represented purchasers and sellers engaged in like-kind exchanges under Internal Revenue Code Section 1031.
- Mortgages and secured borrowing
Counseled borrowers with respect to mortgage and security instruments; negotiated the terms of security instruments with lenders; represented lenders with respect to secured lending and prepared mortgages and security documents.
Residential Real Estate
- Acquisitions and dispositions of homes, co-ops and condos
Counseled clients with respect to purchases and sales of single and multi-family homes, coops and condos; reviewed, negotiated and drafted transfer agreements and closing documents and supervised all aspects of the closings.
Reviewed, negotiated and drafted residential leases and subleases, representing owners and tenants.
- Home construction contracts
Represented homeowners with respect to engagement of contractors for home construction and improvements; reviewed, negotiated and drafted agreements with contractors, architects and designers.
- Mortgage loans and refinancing
Represented purchasers and homeowners with respect to mortgage loans and refinancing of existing loans.
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.