Real Estate

Members of this practice area are:

Our Real Estate Group is expert in negotiating and structuring the full range of residential and commercial transactions.  We bring experience in various disciplines to bear in developing appropriate strategies for acquisition, financing and leasing transactions. 

We are skilled in structuring and handling all aspects of acquisitions, sales, transfers of cooperative shares and appurtenant leases, leasing, licensing and the financing of those transactions.  We close mortgages and refinances, reverse mortgages and like-kind exchanges.  Our attorneys guide or coordinate all aspects of a deal including tax strategies, environmental issues, building compliance, zoning and code issues and operational issues.

We work hard to coordinate the efforts of our various practice groups to assure that our clients achieve their real estate transactional goals in the most cost-effective manner.

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

  • Acquisitions, sales and financing of commercial property, including sale/leaseback arrangements, construction financing and bridge loans
  • Preparation, negotiation and review of leases on behalf of owners, tenants and subtenants for office space and loft space, retail, ground and net leases for shopping centers and stores
  • Transferring, licensing and leasing of air rights, roof rights and cell towers
  • Preparation, negotiation and review of construction, engineering, architects’ and equipment contracts
  • Counsel on like-kind exchanges
  • Counsel on the choice of entities and the structuring of agreements for the operation and ownership of properties

Residential Transactions

  • Represent purchasers and sellers of residential properties (both single-family and multi-family), co-op apartments and condominium units
  • Assist in mortgage loans and refinancings
  • Home construction contracts and leasing