Real Estate Acquisitions, Dispositions and Leasing
The real estate attorneys at Halloran & Sage represent clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leasing transactions. We draft options, purchase-and-sale agreements and conveyancing documents. Our attorneys assist clients in due diligence investigations and provide counsel regarding compliance with applicable laws, including environmental and land-use laws and regulations and filing and registration requirements. We also assist real estate owners and lenders in distressed property transactions, including foreclosures and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. We counsel clients regarding the tax impacts of real estate transactions and evaluate options to maximize after-tax returns on real estate investments, including tax-free or tax-deferred exchanges.
We represent business clients in a wide variety of commercial leasing transactions. Our experience includes negotiating and drafting office, retail, industrial and ground leases; preparing leasehold mortgages and ground lessor consent agreements; sale-leaseback transactions; and sublease and lease assignment transactions. Our construction and real estate lawyers regularly assist landlords and tenants with lease-related matters, including negotiating architectural and construction contracts for tenant improvements, and negotiating and drafting real estate brokerage commission and listing agreements.
A particular strength of our firm is in assisting clients in evaluating environmental risk in real estate transactions. We assist in due diligence investigations, assess liability risks and advise on specific client needs for environmental insurance coverage. Our extensive experience, which includes numerous transactions for clients involving Brownfield properties, enables us to manage our clients’ environmental risks.
- James P. Maher
- Vincent A. Liberti Jr.
- Eric D. Bernheim