Real Estate transactions are a major aspect of a thriving business environment. Almost every business relies on effective and efficient counsel to protect real estate interests. Cowles and Thompson attorneys go beyond transactional work and advise clients in day-to-day decisions and long-term plans and strategies. Our attorneys represent clients in acquisitions, joint ventures, management, sales, financing, and leasing. We provide a full range of legal services in connection with all real estate-related aspects of our clients’ businesses, including:
Real Estate Clients
A significant part of our Real Estate practice involves the traditional representation of investors, owners, major corporate landlords and tenants/users, owners, contractors, architects, buyers and sellers, consultants and brokers in connection with a wide range of projects and issues.
Development and Ownership
In real estate development, our attorneys handle purchase and sale agreements, joint ventures from the investor or developer side, covenants, conditions and restrictions agreements, zoning and permitting issues, land use easements and ancillary rights, leasing and lease enforcement, and other agreements and issues pertaining to land ownership.
Commercial Landlord Representation
In addition to representing developers of commercial properties, our attorneys provide advice and assistance in leasing and operational issues for landlords who own office, industrial, and other commercial projects.
Our real estate attorneys are experienced in non-conventional financing transactions including structured financing, multi-state/multi-creditor loans, credit facility transactions, convertible loans and shared appreciation loans, equity participation loans, sale/leaseback arrangements, securitizations, and bond financing arrangements. We handle all services relative to debt matters, from asset management agreements and loan servicing, to debt restructure, workouts, and foreclosures, as well as financing due diligence. Representation includes:
- Mortgage finance
- Construction lending
- Conduit lending
- Borrower and lender representation
- Rate protection structures
- Public finance and tax advantaged financing
- Corporate finance transactions
- Private placements