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Commercial Real Estate

 

Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Sales and Development

We have extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate acquisitions, sales, development and management. Our expertise involves projects zoned for office, retail, warehouse and service centers, multi-family and multi-use, as well as raw land and assemblages. To accomplish our client’s goals, we represent them by: 

 

  • Drafting and negotiating:

                        Letters of intent

                        Purchase and sale agreements

                        Easements, covenants and other reciprocal agreements

                        Development agreements

                        Management contracts

                        Brokerage and leasing agreements

                        Joint venture and tenancy-in-common agreements

                        Service contracts

  • Coordinating due diligence matters

  • Guiding clients through the lending and loan documentation process

  • Organizing ownership entities

  • Reviewing and analyzing title and survey

  • Closing acquisition and sale transactions (including tax deferred exchanges)

 

 

Commercial Leasing

Commercial leasing is a large part of our practice, representing both landlords and tenants in connection with Class A office buildings, office parks, retailers, grocery/supermarket tenants, neighborhood shopping centers, free standing users and service/industrial properties. We have guided our clients through the myriad of issues when it comes to commercial leasing, including:

 

  • Drafting and negotiating:

                        Lease agreements and amendments    

                        Build to suit agreements

                        Ground leases

                        Security documentation, including guaranties and letters of credit

                        Letters of intent

                        Work and buildout  agreements

                        Assignments and subleases

                        Subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements

                        Waiver and subordination agreements

                        Workout agreements

  • Developing form leases

  • Handling dispossessory and default situations

 

 

Commercial Lending and Loan Workouts

The firm’s representation of lenders has evolved with the changing financial markets over the last 30 years. This experience provides a solid basis for preparing and negotiating commercial loan documents in connection with the general representation of bank and other institutional lenders. In addition to representing our clients with respect to acquisition, development, construction, bridge and permanent financing, we often serve as local counsel at the request of out-of-state lenders and property owners. 

 

Sometimes lenders and owners face difficult decisions over defaulting loans. Should a lender pursue a workout with a commercial borrower, or call the loan and accelerate the debt? We represent lenders, loan servicers and buyers of distressed loans and properties, advising clients with respect to transactional workouts involving senior lenders, subordinate lenders and loan participants over a variety of product types ranging from land, multifamily, retail, office and hotel.  Our overall approach to workouts is “business oriented”, because it sensitizes the client to relevant legal issues and tailors the legal response to conform to the client’s common-sense business considerations.