Real Estate Transactions
Our real estate practice provides clients with experience and high touch service with purchases, sales, leasing, financing, development and management of commercial, industrial and residential properties.
We have advised lenders, investors, trusts, landowners, tenants, insurance companies with respect to sports facilities, office buildings, hotels, apartment buildings, timeshares, assisted living, industrial and vacation properties. Our team structures and manages all aspects of the real estate transaction from origination to sales to work-outs and restructurings.
Transactions we have worked on include: loan modifications, equity transfers, short sales, deeds lieu of foreclosure, casualty and condemnation issues, environmental issues, and receiverships. We provide clients with value and responsiveness generally associated with a boutique law firm.
Because our history is rich in litigation, we have seen many deals after problems surfaced. This experience is invaluable when it comes to the front end and allows us to anticipate potential pitfalls and guides our clients around them.
Fred Van Remortel has spoken nationally on commercial real estate transactions.
We have experience in all aspects of real estate investment beginning with the initial acquisition. We possible we help our clients increase the project value through tax-effective structuring and transactional work. Our work with real estate acquisitions also includes working with clients on borrowing structures and addressing legal and regulatory issues.
Our experience includes matters concerning environmental compliance, property risk management, remediation and related liability issues.
We handle leasing matters for office, retail and industrial tenants and landlords. Where it is beneficial to the client, we work with local authorities, governments and other bodies. In situations involving lease financing, we can assist on the negotiation and drafting in that connection.
Distressed Assets & Work-outs
We provide borrowers, lenders and investors skillful representation and we navigate through the complex issues relating to distressed real estate assets, work- outs, restructurings and bankruptcies. We have experience in loan restructuring, refinancings, substitutions of collateral and other work-out devices and remedies.