Real Estate

Our lawyers know how to get deals done while protecting our clients’ interests.

The lawyers in our Real Estate Group know how to get deals done and to identify, manage, and mitigate those risks necessarily attendant to real estate transactions. We focus on our clients’ goals in the context of each transaction, often balancing complex and competing interests, while remaining mindful of the details critical to the successful completion of each matter.

Our Real Estate Group represents the full array of real estate professionals, including landlords and tenants, buyers and sellers, developers, property managers, owners, contractors, and brokers. We work closely with our colleagues elsewhere in the firm to provide fully integrated service to our clients with respect to real estate issues embedded in corporate transactions, arising from commercial litigation, or moving into the bankruptcy context. Because of our litigation experience, we understand the critical need for proper drafting and know the issues likely to prompt litigation in the future.

We have particular expertise in negotiating commercial lease transactions for both landlords and tenants in transactions ranging from relatively small office or restaurant leases to those involving hundreds of thousands of square feet of space. We have negotiated ground leases, subleases, shopping center, restaurant, retail, industrial, and garage leases. We also represent sponsors in all stages of the condominium process, and know our way around the Office of the Attorney General of New York so that our plans are thorough, clear, and processed promptly by all governmental authorities.

We regularly represent domestic and international corporations, investors, and high-net-worth individuals in the purchase and sale of office buildings, apartment and loft buildings, shopping centers, and residential units. We guide our clients to maximize their returns and secure the most valuable and flexible financing and acquisition alternatives. We represent both borrowers and lenders in commercial real estate transactions, and have closed loans from as little as one million to hundreds of millions of dollars, requiring sophisticated knowledge of financial markets.