REAL PROPERTY

Our real estate attorneys provide innovative and effective solutions to the full range of real estate issues facing our clients. We understand and respond to our clients' need to receive prompt, cost-effective, practical advice. We serve not only the real estate development and investment community, but also handle the corporate facilities and other real estate needs of our entrepreneurial and traditional business clients. The firm's real estate practice provides service in the following areas: traditional real estate transactions, corporate real estate, real estate finance and investment, environmental, and real estate litigation.

Traditional Real Estate Transactions

Our traditional real estate practice involves the representation of retail, industrial, office and residential developers, landlords and tenants in all aspects of real property acquisition, financing, development, construction, leasing, management, syndication, exchange, and disposition. The firm has developed specialized expertise in matters related to shopping center development, including site acquisition, disposition, regulatory approvals, joint ventures, finance, leasing, operations, reciprocal access and easement agreements, CC&Rs, and tenant disputes.

Corporate Real Estate

We understand the importance of meeting the demanding and time-sensitive real estate needs of businesses, including those that are expanding, consolidating, relocating, merging, or being acquired. Our attorneys assist these companies with their real estate law needs, providing legal oversight in such matters as leasing, property acquisition, financings, letters of credit, partnerships, limited liability companies, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. We can identify and manage the real estate needs of companies throughout their life cycle, from start-up to public company.

Finance

We represent lenders or borrowers in real property secured lending, including construction and permanent financing, loan participations, securitized debt, loan assumptions, workouts, foreclosures, and receiverships.

Environmental

Our practice includes in environmental compliance, litigation and risk management, including issues arising in real property transfers, business acquisitions, facility operations and land development. We assist our clients in complex issues relating to environmental impact assessment and reporting, air quality, water quality and conservation, hazardous waste management, and hazardous substance remediation. Our real estate and environmental attorneys works with the firm's real estate litigation group to handle matters involving federal and state environmental laws, insurance coverage disputes, prosecution and defense of environmental clean-up suits, and related matters.