Real estate matters involve complex issues. At Mitchell Williams, our real estate lawyers have extensive experience, real estate expertise and the local resources needed to handle the broad range of legal issues that can arise in commercial real estate transactions.
Our real estate attorneys work as strategic advisors to help ensure clients achieve their business objectives. We represent public companies, privately-held businesses, developers, investors, financial institutions and municipalities and other governmental agencies. When a multitude of distinct skills are needed, our real estate lawyers can draw on the resources of a full-service firm to provide the regulatory, litigation, business, tax and public financing experience needed that complex real estate matters sometimes require.
Our real estate legal services include:
- Acquisition, purchase and development of office buildings, office parks, warehouse and distribution facilities, industrial parks, residential multifamily complexes, single-family residential developments, medical centers, nursing homes, and energy related projects
- Advise developers (for profit and nonprofit), investors, lenders, syndicators, loan servicers, state and local housing authorities and agencies, managers and contractors on all aspects of affordable housing development including tax-exempt and taxable multifamily housing bonds; low-income housing tax credits, new market tax credits, historic rehabilitation credits, HUD/FHA multifamily programs, HUD transfers of physical assets, special needs HUD multifamily programs, senior housing, HUD regulatory compliance, community development block grant program, HOME investment partnerships program, federal home loan bank affordable housing program, section 8 contracts and compliance and prepayment and preservation
- Counsel clients on matters of economic development incentives including grants, low-interest loans, tax credits, tax exemptions, pooled financings and tax-exempt financing
- Assist property owners and developers in obtaining land use planning and zoning approvals and permits
- Assist clients with development issues involving easements, site development and access issues
- Represent clients in appeals before municipal zoning hearing boards and trial and appellate courts
- Assist New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) participants, particularly Qualified Active Low-Income Community Businesses (QALICBs), in gaining competitive advantages through planning and structuring complex NMTC financial arrangements
- Represent financial institutions in real estate collateralized loans and real estate owners in selecting financing products to best suit their business needs including traditional mortgage loans, mortgage securitizations, off-balance sheet financings, interest rate swaps, bank syndications and bond market financings
- Represent landlords and tenants in leasing transactions including build-to-suit leases, turnkey leases, tenant improvement allowance leases, subleases, office leases, retail leases, warehouse and industrial leases and manufacturing facility leases
- Represent clients in matters of foreclosure judgments, ownership disputes, easement and boundary disputes, lease disputes, right of first refusal, buy-sell agreements, specific performance disputes, tax appeals, land use and zoning appeals, and eminent domain and condemnation matters
- Represent property owners and developers in the appeal of real estate tax assessments.