Experienced Real Estate Transaction Attorneys
While there may be similarities, no two real estate transactions are alike. Factors such as ownership, structure, location, and the existing or intended use of a property can pose myriad financial, regulatory and operational issues that require significant industry experience, market knowledge and legal skill.
Our attorneys structure, negotiate and handle property acquisitions and sales, and address all related issues.
While our attorneys primarily work on transactions in the New York Metropolitan Area, we have been involved in transactions in many other states, advising on the sale and acquisition of a wide variety of property types, including:
- Multifamily housing
- Mixed-use projects
- Government-regulated buildings
- Condominium (both residential and commercial)
- Cooperative properties
- Office buildings
- Shopping centers
- Warehouses and industrial sites
As requested, we perform due diligence analysis, reviewing building plans and permits, alteration agreements, offering plans, engineer reports, environmental impact studies, title reports, property surveys and other documentation. Our services for purchasers, sellers and lenders also include:
- Assisting with financing and refinancing
- Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing real estate contracts, such as architect, brokerage and construction agreements
- Ensuring compliance with property disclosure laws
- Obtaining title insurance and clearing title defects
Having advised both landlords and tenants, when it comes to leasing, we understand the needs and goals of both sides of the table, enabling our attorneys to assist in getting parties to the “win-win” outcome required for a successful transaction.
We have handled myriad forms of leasing arrangements, from gross and triple-net leases to more complicated build to suit leases, ground leases, and sale leaseback arrangements
Additionally, our attorneys have negotiated related agreements, such as brokerage, construction and design management, subordination, collateral leasing, nondisturbance and attornment agreements.
Our attorneys represent owners, developers, and lenders in financing or refinancing projects. We have significant experience in:
- Commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS)
- Credit-tenant financing
- Interest-rate swaps
- Letters of credit
- Ground lease financing
- Mezzanine loans
- Mortgage loans secured by one or more commercial or multifamily properties
- Revolving lines of credit
We represent owners in all areas of construction law, including agreements with architects, engineers, general contractors, owner’s representatives and construction managers, construction license agreements with neighboring properties, and construction loan closings.