The real estate development environment is becoming increasingly more complex and regulated. Successful developers of major public or private projects must manage a multitude of issues and processes that effect the planning, timing, financing, construction and operation of any project. Services provided by our attorneys include working with our clients on entity formation and structuring; negotiating property acquisitions and dispositions including land assembly; due diligence review in conjunction with other members of the project team; obtaining land use, rezoning, subdivision, environmental, and other project approvals for both new construction and the rehabilitation of existing facilities; negotiating and drafting construction and project management contracts; negotiating loan and other financing commitments and related loan documentation; securing and negotiating construction and permanent debt financing and refinancing; structuring equity participations; leasing; and the negotiation and closing on the disposition of completed projects.
To assist our clients with certain innovative high-profile development projects, members of the firm periodically seek assistance on matters concerning legislative or executive decision-making at the local, state, and federal levels, including drafting legislation or regulations. We also actively serve in leadership roles on national and state organizations involved in real estate, and regularly meet with key policymakers in order to help shape policy on real estate, environmental and land use matters.