REAL ESTATE  LAW

1031 Exchanges

Our firm has many years of experience in handling 1031 exchanges. Whether it is a real-estate exchange or other asset exchange, our firm can help to save you money by minimizing the tax consequence of realigning your asset pool.

 

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Our real estate attorneys have extensive experience related to financing, taxes, titles, and surveys – as well as an ability to meet the goals of parties involved in a transaction. Our real estate lawyers represent corporations, large and small developers, investors, retailers, financial and other institutional users, contractors, owners, landlords and tenants. Our experience covers all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, financing and management. We review leases and advise on real estate purchases and sales, and assist clients and financial institutions with secured lending transactions.

 

Residential Real Estate Transactions

Our real estate attorneys have extensive experience in assisting clients with residential transactions. They provide legal advice to sellers, buyers, and lenders in the purchase and sale of residential properties. Our attorneys can assist with purchase and lease agreements in addition to overseeing negotiations.

 

Agriculture Law

Our attorneys have experience working with producers and packers when various regulatory or contractual issues arise. In addition, our firm has extensive experience in transactional and real estate law, which can arise in the area of agricultural law.

 

Construction Law

Our attorneys are equipped to handle all aspects of construction, in both commercial and residential contexts. We handle issues relating to construction projects, including: contract drafting and negotiation; post-project dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation; corporate formation and investment structuring; acquisition; land use and entitlements; financing (including traditional lending, historic tax credit investments, HUD-supported financing, and TIF and other government-supported developments); and, historic redevelopment construction projects.

 

Eminent Domain

Our firm has worked with government entities and private individuals alike in eminent domain actions. Whether we are representing a private party or a government entity, our firm is there to ensure that the process is legally compliant.

 

Landlord/Tenant Law

Our attorneys have worked with landlords managing both commercial and residential properties to ensure that rental real estate is properly secured and recovered if there is a default. We provide legal advice on such matters as evictions, pursuit of unpaid rent and other lease disputes. Our attorneys will help navigate the laws that must be followed by landlords and tenants. We also represent commercial tenants when they experience problem properties or landlords.

 

Property Tax Litigation

Our attorneys represent residential, commercial, and industrial property owners in connection with property tax assessment challenges and requests for exemptions from property tax. We can assist in the assessment of a potential claim for a property tax reduction including negotiation to resolve the dispute, filing of legal documentation to preserve a claim for reduction, recommendation of appraisers and representation at trial if necessary.

 

Taxation Law

See 1031 Exchanges

 

Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Our firm represents clients in all aspects of land use and zoning issues, including permit, zoning and variance requests. This includes representation at zoning hearings, appeals of administrative and governmental decisions regarding land use, property due diligence and land use litigation. Additionally, our advanced knowledge of applicable State and Local Administrative Law allows our clients to make informed decisions on compliance issues.

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