Our team of recognized real estate attorneys provides a broad range of real estate services to clients across all industries. We assist clients with a full range of services covering every aspect of real estate transactions and all asset classes – commercial office buildings, retail shopping centers, other retail leasing, industrial developments and properties, and multi-family and residential properties. We have the depth of experience that you need in all of the below areas.
Purchase and Sales
Our attorneys represent purchasers and sellers in acquisitions, dispositions, purchase options and related transactions regarding both developed and undeveloped properties, commercial buildings, mixed-use projects, shopping centers, and office, industrial, retail, health care, restaurant, and multi-family properties, including feasibility analysis and due diligence.
We frequently represent landlords and tenants in drafting and negotiating commercial leases for office, retail, industrial, health care, data center, and other uses, including ground leases. We also handle all manner of landlord-tenant disputes, including lease terminations, unlawful detainer actions and rent collection.
Finance, Lending and Capital Formation
We represent private lenders, institutional lenders and borrowers on all aspects of real estate financings, land and development loans, bridge loans, construction loans, refinancing, loan restructuring and workouts. We also represent closely held companies, developers and investors with regard to capital raises, equity and debt financing, entity formation, joint venture agreements, and planning and financing of purchases or development projects.
Structuring and Tax Planning
Our attorneys counsel clients regarding the formal ownership of property, including formation of limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, tenancy-in-common (TIC) agreements, corporations, and single purpose entities. We team with our tax attorneys to address federal, state and local tax issues for the acquisition and disposition of property, real estate excise tax (REET) impacts, tax audits, tax appeals and related matters.
Our attorneys represent owners and property managers regarding leasing issues, tenant disputes, risk management issues, tax planning, employment issues and insurance coverage issues.
Development – Environmental
We have represented developers, owners, lenders and insurance companies and have significant experience with a broad range of regulations, due diligence and feasibility analysis, and drafting and negotiating easements, covenants, boundaries, licenses and use-related agreements.
Design and Construction
Our real estate group frequently teams with our construction group to represent developers, owners, port districts, architects, engineers and contractors regarding contract negotiation and procurement, design issues, bids, performance bonds, claim prosecution and defending against liens on a wide range of development and construction projects.
Our attorneys have significant experience with litigation and dispute resolution involving real estate transactions, property purchases and developments, construction projects, leases, landlord-tenant disputes, title disputes, easement and boundary disputes, adverse possession, timber trespass, condemnation, property damages, tax disputes, reorganizations, workouts, creditors’ claims, unlawful detainer, property liquidation, distressed property, condominium disputes, construction defects, construction liens and insurance coverage issues.
Real Estate Trade Organizations
We believe taking a personal interest in the real estate industry is as important to us as it is to you. Several of our attorneys are active members and regularly participate in many real estate trade organizations. These organizations include: