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Real Estate

The cost of litigation is far greater than the cost of having an attorney review documents and related risks prior to a transaction’s completion. Clients have a constant eye on the balance between their bottom line and reducing risk. Accordingly, we do everything possible to provide value-added review of contracts, transactions, and projects. We offer competitive billable rates and our invoices are in line with our estimates. Clients are not billed for unnecessary, redundant review or the learning curve of a team of associates.

Commercial and Residential Acquisition and Sale
We recognize that each real property transaction is different and each client has a different level of sophistication or desired assistance. We are experienced in both sophisticated transactions where a granular approach is required, and more traditional transactions, where there is substantially less risk, and less attorney time may be required (or desired). Accordingly, we work with the client to evaluate their needs first, and then move forward. Our services range from simple review and drafting of the purchase and sale agreement, through being an integral part of the transaction from the letter of intent stage through closing and beyond. Depending on the client’s needs, we assist with review of title, due diligence, financing documents, and review of closing documentation among other issues that can arise in a typical transaction.

Commercial Lease Review
We routinely represent landlords and tenants in negotiating and drafting commercial leases for office, retail, or industrial space. The goal is to facilitate a fair balance between a landlord’s risk in allowing a tenant to occupy space, and the fair allocation of risk and cost to a tenant in exchange for that opportunity. While leases are replete with form language, parties to a lease should be aware of the meaning of that language and the substantial risks associated with the same. Likewise, parties need to be aware of how to protect their assets and their ability to continue income to cover debt maintenance obligations.

We routinely advise clients on other real estate matters including but not limited to:

  • Residential and commercial eviction
  • Real estate development
  • Condominium creation
  • Condominium conversion
  • Home owners association (HOA) creation and advising
  • Earnest money disputes
  • Property management issues