- areas of expertise
Attorneys in Our Real Estate Group
The Real Estate Group provides legal counsel in a wide variety of real estate matters. Working with experienced paralegals and a vast network of industry professionals, the Group has a solid track record of helping clients reach their goals.
We represent tenants, landlords, buyers, and sellers, whether the transaction is commercial or residential.
We prepare and negotiate leases for restaurants and retail stores, advertising and media agencies, art and fashion galleries, gyms, personal care businesses, professional service firms, start-up companies, and other entities and individuals. We regularly represent celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, and other high-profile clients.
We review and summarize leases, create lease abstracts, and perform other “due diligence” to help clients understand their deals and any potential liabilities.
Construction and Renovation
We negotiate and draft architect and contractor agreements to facilitate construction and renovation work.
We help borrowers structure their commercial and personal real estate mortgages; review guarantees and loan obligations; and negotiate better terms.
Condominiums, Cooperatives, Townhouses and Other Residences
We help clients evaluate and structure the purchase, sale, or lease of condominiums, co-ops, townhouses, artist spaces, and other residences.
We handle “short term” licenses for “pop-up” stores, temporary office space and marketing events.
We help start-up companies strategize and negotiate the real estate aspects of their new businesses.
Disputes and Litigation
Our Litigation Group resolves disputes cost-effectively through negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. When necessary, we also handle real estate litigation, lending and guarantor litigation, construction litigation, and complex landlord-tenant litigation.
Our clients benefit from our network of reliable experts in liquor law, zoning, surveys, title and casualty insurance, and other areas. In addition, we help clients evaluate air rights, navigate IRS Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, and solve other complex real estate problems.