Our lawyers know how to get deals done while protecting our clients’ interests.
The lawyers in our Real Estate Group are committed to achieving our clients’ objectives in an efficient and effective manner. Our transactional attorneys bring years of experience to each matter, and strive to be careful and thoughtful in crafting documents and providing advice. We believe it is important to negotiate each deal paying specific attention to the unique conditions of each transaction without compromising our clients’ needs.
Our firm’s transactional work includes acquisitions, sales, financing, leasing and the structuring of commercial and residential development. We have also developed an affordable housing practice, representing developers, not-for-profits, government agencies, lenders and tax credit syndicators.
We have broad experience in the development of real property, working with clients on real estate tax abatement and exemption programs, transferable development rights, contracts with architects and contractors, financings, partnerships and limited liability companies.
In addition, we have extensive experience in negotiating commercial lease transactions representing both landlords and tenants in transactions ranging from relatively small office and restaurant leases to those involving hundreds of thousands of square feet of space. We possess deep experience in real estate financing providing our clients guidance and advice to structure their transactions in the most advantageous manners.
Real Estate Litigation
We bring our considerable experience in the real estate industry to advocate for the rights of property owners, landlords, and tenants, including in disputes involving leases, construction deficiencies, purchase agreements, and New York “good guy guaranties.” We are often called upon to act swiftly and aggressively to protect our client’s interests, such as securing Yellowstone injunctions to prevent the termination of a lease, obtaining attachments on real property to secure an eventual judgment, and prosecuting and defending other emergency applications relating to the preservation of interests in real property.
We also maintain an in-depth understanding of the continually changing regulatory landscape, including during the pandemic, which allows us to advise our clients on how applicable regulations may affect their rights in a dispute so that informed financial decisions can be effectively made. Many of our cases, including intercompany partnership disputes, arise in the context of entities that own or operate real estate, and we are experienced in the complex litigation issues that arise under partnership and operating agreements, as well as the practical aspects of business resolutions that result in the transfer of property interests.