Real Estate, Development and Construction
Our Real Estate and Construction practices includes a mixture of leasing, subleasing, acquisition, disposition, financing and development of real estate for retailers, franchisees and developers. We work with retail clients on such matters as the preparation and negotiation of shopping centers, single-tenant building and warehouse leases, ground leases and purchase and sale agreements, the negotiation of development and construction agreements, the review and resolution of title, survey, utility and zoning compliance issues, the negotiation of property management agreements, the preparation of declarations, easements and restrictive covenants, and the review and resolution of environmental and other issues frequently associated with the development of retail real estate.
Our transaction experience involves national retailers and developers in a variety of industries including “big box”, restaurant/fast casual, sporting goods, furniture, grocery, discount stores, wireless telephone, mattress, automotive and general retail. Our attorneys also have substantial experience assisting clients in build-to-suit transactions.
Our wealth of knowledge and experience also includes the representation of owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, vendors, engineers, architects and design-build professionals in virtually every avenue of construction. We regularly work with clients in establishing a solid contractual foundation, and have years of experience in handling dispute resolution and a myriad of construction and construction defect claims, including insurance coverage for faulty construction claims.
Defended a commercial tenant operating a discount mall in which the landlord tried to impose a month-to-month lease instead of an agreed upon 10-year oral lease. After two days of trial, the jury found in favor of our client.
Advised client in the formation and capital structure of a real estate investment company engaged in the purchase of retail-anchored commercial shopping centers in secondary markets in the Southeast.