Real Estate

The law firm's Real Estate Department has a wide breadth of experience, enabling our attorneys to represent clients in any kind of real estate project, including mixed-use, multi-family, condominium (residential, hotel and commercial), retail, commercial, industrial, hotels, property disputes and air rights. All facets of development from a real estate perspective are addressed by our experienced partners and associates, including purchase agreements, condominium documents, listing and management agreements, ground leases, construction contracts, architects contracts, declarations, reciprocal easement agreements, well agreements and leasing. Many of our lawyers regularly close acquisition, construction, mezzanine, permanent and other financing transactions, and draft and negotiate office, commercial and retail leases. The Real Estate Department has worked side-by-side with many of Midwest's premier real estate developers and our law firm has a licensed real estate broker on staff.

The Real Estate Law Group provides legal advice and representation
in a wide range of areas including:

  • Assist in Purchase & Sale of Residential & Commercial Property
  • Routinely Close Purchase & Sale Transactions
  • Issue Title Insurance; Owners & Lenders Policies
  • IRS ┬ž 1031 Exchanges - Tax Deferral
  • Represent Lenders & Borrowers:
    • Loan Documentations
    • Foreclosures
    • Work-outs & Debt Restructuring
  • Drafting Documents including;
    • Purchase & Security Agreements
    • Promissory & Mortgage Notes
    • Deeds, Deed in Trust, Deeds-in-lieu of Foreclosure
  • Represent Developers:
    • Obtain Zoning
    • Feasibility Studies
    • Review Environmental Concerns
  • Represent Landlords and Tenants
    • Negotiating Lease Agreements & Assignments
    • Drafting leases, including triple net leases
    • Estoppel Letters
    • Rent Escalation Riders
    • General Liability Issues
  • Corporate Entity Creation to Reduce Personal Liability
 
 
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