Real Estate

Our experience in commercial real estate transactions for health care providers includes:

Ownership structuring

  • Selecting and organizing the appropriate ownership entity--partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, business corporation or not-for-profit corporation

Property acquisition and sales

  • Negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements and leases

  • Representing sellers and purchasers, landlords and tenants

  • Land transactions and indirect sales made through the transfer of stock and other ownership interests

  • Commercial leasing experience includes shopping centers, office buildings and long-term ground leases

Site development

  • We obtain necessary land use approvals, such as special use permits, zoning variances, site plan approvals and subdivision approvals

Financing

  • Conventional bank financing

  • Bond financing

  • Seller financing

Construction

  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing architectural and construction contracts.

Real Estate-Related Litigation

We handle claims arising in commercial real estate transactions and represent clients in the courts as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings.

  • Contract interpretation

  • Mortgage foreclosure

  • Mechanics' liens

  • Priority of liens

  • Lender liability

  • Construction delays

  • Easements and licenses

  • Nuisance claims

  • Options and first-refusal rights

  • Prescriptive rights

  • Ground leases

  • Construction failure analysis

  • Subordination clauses

  • Real property tax assessments

  • State, federal and private environmental enforcement issues

  • Commercial landlord-tenant relationships

  • Securities issues relating to real estate transactions