Despite the real estate industry challenges in today’s unprecedented market conditions, institutional owners and commercial users of real estate continue to move ahead in addressing their real estate needs. In addition to having to tackle the issues common to every transaction—land use regulations, environmental concerns, tax implications and financing—real estate industry players increasingly are dealing with other considerations, such as new state and federal economic incentives and a greater emphasis on building “green.” Representing clients today requires an experienced, interdisciplinary approach in order to provide clients with cost-effective and timely solutions. It also requires attorneys who understand the effects fluctuating commercial lending markets have on real estate interests.
Working on a national scale, our attorneys represent financial lenders, commercial and institutional owners, Fortune 500 companies and a wide array of businesses who have ongoing needs for representation in their real estate transactions. We serve clients with real estate holdings from the east coast to the west coast, with a regional emphasis on the Midwest. Our public finance, environmental, corporate and tax attorneys are frequently involved with real estate matters to enable us to handle all facets of a transaction. We can also tap into our litigation attorneys for the disposition of construction contract or other business disputes.
We also help clients take advantage of state and federal government incentives—federal new market tax credits, federal and state historic tax credits, HUD-insured financing, tax increment financing, tax abatement, community development districts, transportation development districts and worker training credits, to name a few—so that they can pursue real estate opportunities that might not otherwise be economically viable.