Commercial Real Estate

Our commercial real estate practice offers a full range of services related to acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, and financing. We provide our clients with guided assistance through all phases of a transaction or project. We handle a broad range of sophisticated and complex real estate transactions, leveraging our extensive skills and experience in virtually all types of real estate and development matters. Our experience encompasses all areas of acquisition, disposition, leasing and lending, including new development, office, retail, and residential. In addition to handling the routine issues involved in real estate matters, we find creative solutions to complex and seemingly unsolvable dilemmas that require solid working relationships within the industry and a high level of understanding of the nuances of deals, regulations, profitability, leverage and liability protection.

Acquisitions and dispositions

We can assist with all aspects of the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets. These assets include office, multi-family residential, warehouse, light industrial, flex, retail, as well as land for development or redevelopment. We are attuned to our client’s business models, objectives and risk tolerance, and provides legal services in a manner and in a time frame focused on the ultimate business goal of closing the transaction. We understand that each transaction possesses its own dynamic, and we are adept at tailoring the approach to accommodate all stakeholders. Some of the services we provide include:


Our services include representing borrowers and lenders in connection with all aspects of construction and acquisition financing and re-financings. We work with each client to bring the project from concept to occupancy, promptly addressing any issues that require attention. We understand that closing a loan within the desired time frame means that our client’s are able to quickly focus on the development and use of the project. We recognize that economic circumstances may bring changes to the marketplace, especially due to COVID19. We have experience with representing clients in forbearance agreements, loan workouts, and loan modifications. In addition, we can serve as local counsel in loan transactions where we render opinions on permitting issues, as well as enforceability of loan documents. Some of the services we provide include:

Joint Ventures

Our services include representing developers, investors, operating partners, and capital partners in the negotiation and formation of all types of business entities with a focus on limited liability companies and partnerships, as well as the joint venture and partnership entities themselves in the eventual acquisition, financing, development, ownership, operation and disposition of real estate assets of all classes. We understand the often competing interests and needs of different stakeholders in joint venture structures, and how best to protect our client, while aligning interests and achieving common goals. Some of the services we provide include:

Land Use and Development

Building a successful project starts with good working partnerships and we are committed to guiding our clients from concept to completion of every project. We can advise clients in managing the conflicting needs of developers, lenders, tenants, public authorities, and other stakeholders to find common ground and appropriate, cost-effective solutions. From site evaluation, due diligence and acquisition, to zoning and permitting, we take a proactive and comprehensive approach to addressing issues before they become problems. Our services cover:


Our services also include advising both landlords and tenants on a broad array of commercial, industrial and retail leasing matters. We recognize the value of well-drafted and consistent leases in the sale of and investment in real estate. We work closely with our clients, both landlord and tenant, to meet their business objectives. Property owners and tenants look to us for advice in connection with protecting their interests. Landlords have heightened their focus on enhancing the leasing experience for their clients, while tenants are becoming accustomed to increased connectivity which is creating a sense of community within the building. We can assist with lease transactions involving large office properties, build-to-suit leases, ground leases, air-rights leases, shopping centers and anchor tenant stores, headquarter office buildings, university facilities, mixed-use projects and more. Some of the services we provide include: