Real Estate Services
Purchase and Sale:
We serve as general counsel to substantial real estate owners and investors and assist in the purchase and sale of office buildings, apartment houses, shopping centers, commercial and industrial use properties and other developed and undeveloped real property.
Mortgages and Finance:
We represent owners and lenders in the financing and refinancing of real property. Through economic use of attorney and paralegal staff, we close substantial institutional, government-subsidized and private mortgage loans on industrial, commercial and single and multi-family residential properties in a cost effective manner for borrowers and lenders.
Leases and Contracts:
Our attorneys prepare commercial, office and residential leases, license agreements, management contracts and contracts for the construction, restoration and repair of buildings and private houses.
Creation or dissolution of Real Estate Entities:
Our attorneys create the appropriate entity and operative agreements for real estate ownership, investment, management and development to suit our clients' needs, including preparation of operating, partnership, shareholder, joint venture and site development agreements.
Our clients include owners, lessees and operators of commercial and residential property, and we have represented them in a board spectrum of cases involving claims for personal injuries and property damage arising from incidents on their premises. Although these cases generally are predicated upon allegations of a dangerous or defective condition on the premises, the facts and circumstances giving rise to such claims are infinitely variable.
Real Property Tax Assistance:
Our attorneys assist the firm's clients to obtain tax abatements pursuant to local laws, tax reductions in real estate tax certiorari proceedings and assist with gains, transfer and other real property tax compliance.
Our attorneys are expert in real estate workouts, debt restructuring, sponsor default issues and in minimizing the adverse tax consequences from such transactions.
Real Estate Disputes:
Our litigation department zealously represents our clients' interests in all types of real estate matters, including brokerage and commission claims, construction contract disputes, easement disputes, commercial and residential landlord-tenant litigation, disputes between corporations and tenant shareholders and unit owners and associations, mortgage foreclosures, nuisance abatement actions, real estate ownership and partnership disputes and sales contract disputes.