Our clients are not typically constructing the newest office tower or mega mall, but they are involved as owners, lenders, tenants, buyers, and developers of virtually every other type of commercial real property. Our firm provides legal counsel to them at each step of what are often complicated, multi-party transactions.
Since we have seen all sides of real estate transactions – representing buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers, public and private, landlords and tenants, businesses seeking to buy, finance or expand their facilities - we know what it takes to get to a successful closing and, beyond that, to a successful project.
Whenever possible, our approach is pragmatic. Our goal is to get all the parties to the table to allow a project to go forward, while best protecting the interests of our clients. We use our knowledge, experience, attention to detail, and the goodwill developed during decades of practice to pull the deal together.
Our practice focuses on:
Real estate finance
Financing is integral to every real estate transaction, and we are recognized leaders in our representation of real estate lenders. This includes virtually every banking institution in New England, both large and small, as well as a broad range of public and quasi-public financing sources. Knowing how a closing works from the lender’s perspective also provides an advantage when we are representing our clients as borrowers.
Affordable housing and community development
Few real estate transactions are as difficult or require as much patience and resolve as the development of affordable housing projects and commercial and mixed-use projects in communities where such efforts face additional challenges. Such projects often require multiple layers of debt and equity financing and the coordination of the public sector and private parties. We know the regulatory, tax, and practical ins and outs of these projects, and we stay with them through the long process of bringing them from concept to occupancy.
Title and land use litigation
Reviewing and understanding titles are essential to a real estate practice. In addition to working through and resolving title problems for our business, individual, and banking clients, we represent title insurers in the analysis and, if necessary, litigation of title claims. We have successfully represented litigants in land use matters at trial and through all stages of appeals.
In addition to creating and working with typical residential condominium developments, large and small, including the representation of condominium associations, we have creatively used the condominium structure in mixed use, multi-tiered, and commercial situations.
We assist our clients in the analysis of the zoning and other land use constraints on their properties and on their potential acquisitions and development projects. We also represent those development projects before municipal zoning and planning boards.
Most commercial properties involve the complexities of leasing. We have reviewed leases - office, retail, industrial - from every perspective, and we bring that experience to the negotiation of lease terms on behalf of landlords and tenants. Our experience also results in knowledgeable analysis of leases on behalf of lenders and investors, and allows us to address the consequences of lease provisions in loan workout and bankruptcy contexts.
Doing whatever it takes, we work with our clients and the engineers, architects, contractors, and myriad other professionals and consultants who, with the attorneys, make up the development team. We are proud of our ability to help bring deals together and of our roles in creating so many worthwhile projects.
Please contact any of our banking and finance group partners at: (617) 422-0200:
Joel Feinberg (email@example.com)