Real Estate and Governmental Relations

Real Estate and Governmental Relations

Our Real Estate practice is diverse and wide-ranging.

We represent institutional and entrepreneurial real estate investors, real estate developers, landlords and tenants, corporate owner-occupants, and high net worth families.

Our clients’ portfolios include commercial (office), industrial, mixed-use, retail, hotels, cooperatives, condominiums, and multi-family properties.

Our firm allways stays abreast of current trends, industry news and local laws by leading and serving in professional, industry, bar and community associations.

Our services include:

– Acquiring and selling office, commercial and multi-family residential properties.

– Commercial real estate financing, including acquisition, construction, mezzanine, leasehold and permanent financing transactions, workout negotiations and restructurings on behalf of lenders, owners and tenants.

– Retail, showroom, office, warehouse, triple net and other commercial leasing transactions on behalf of a broad spectrum of clients.

– Zoning and other governmental regulation of land use, including licensing.

– Tax certiorari proceedings and defense of eminent domain proceedings on behalf of real property owners and tenants.

– Estate planning for family-owned real estate, including creation of trusts, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies and structuring transactions, including gifts, annuities and sales.

– Residential real estate transactions on behalf of individuals and cooperative corporations.

Our real estate litigators focus on real estate and finance litigation, including:

– Distressed real estate or debt transactions, including due diligence.

– Lawsuits on behalf of sellers and buyers or property owners and commercial tenants.

– Joint venture, partnership or limited liability company disputes, especially where primary business is related to real estate.

We provide our clients with comprehensive and well-rounded advice by drawing upon the experience in our Corporate & Business Law, Environmental, Land Use & Government Relations, Tax and Litigation groups.