Real Estate

The firm’s real estate lawyers have established a strong reputation, with an active and sophisticated practice, providing both local and nationwide representation to clients in a wide range of real estate transactions. This broad experience has provided the firm with a foundation that permits it to efficiently analyze and structure acquisitions, sales, exchanges, sale-leasebacks, partnerships and joint ventures with private equity and otherwise, leases, and management, development, and financing transactions.

The firm acts as counsel to developers, syndicators, investors, buyers, sellers, borrowers, lenders, landlords, tenants, and other real estate professionals.

In addition to the more typical areas of transactional real estate practice, the firm has significant experience in transactions involving mobile home parks, senior housing, health clubs, and low income housing. In the low income housing field in particular, the firm has worked extensively with rent subsidy and subsidized loans under the Sections 8, 221(d)(3), 221(d)(4), and 223(f) programs, including the real estate aspects of syndication and re-syndication of such developments, as well as low-income housing tax credit transactions involving both preservation projects and new construction, and is experienced in representing both developers and investors.

In connection with large multi-state, multi-property mortgage financing transactions, the firm acts as special California counsel to borrowers and borrower-related entities in rendering mortgage enforceability opinions and advising them in matters concerning compliance with California law.

The Real Estate group works closely with the Taxation and Business Organizations groups in order to achieve our clients’ goals in a thorough and comprehensive manner. See the descriptions of these practice areas on their respective pages.