A client seeking representation in a real estate matter should assure that the lawyer he or she selects has thorough knowledge of the dynamics of the marketplace, the trends in finance, and the peculiarities of local issues. The Firm's real estate lawyers meet these criteria.

Our real estate practice group represents every possible player in a real estate transaction: investors, buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords, developers, lenders, syndicators, brokers, and entrepreneurs. And we have participated in every type of real estate transaction, representing clients throughout the United States. Together with our litigation, environmental and natural resources, and tax practice groups, our real estate lawyers also provides legal advice concerning environmental issues related to real estate ownership, sale and development. We have significant experience advising clients with respect to the evaluation and remediation of environmentally contaminated properties. In addition to our transactional real estate practice, we also assist our clients with the resolution of a wide variety of real estate disputes, from landlord/tenant litigation, to construction defect and mechanic’s liens litigation.

The Real Practice Group provides services in the following areas, among others:

  • Acquisition and disposition
  • Syndication
  • Real estate based financing
  • Construction documentation
  • Development and land planning
  • Negotiation of site development agreements
  • Zoning
  • Drafting and negotiation of leases
  • Conveyance and easement agreements
  • Real estate brokerage
  • Title and survey review
  • Resolution of title disputes
  • Easements and licenses in land
  • Environmental contamination
  • Real estate ownership entity formation
  • Sale and lease-backs
  • Workouts
  • Foreclosures
  • Tax-deferred exchanges
  • Tenant-in-common agreements
  • Commercial leasing transactions
  • Landlord/tenant litigation
  • Conservation easements