ACQUISITION & DISPOSITION
We represent investors and non-real estate operating companies in buying and selling all types of real estate assets, including multi-family, retail, office, industrial and hospitality projects. We manage all legal aspects of our clients' acquisitions and dispositions, including drafting letters of intent and purchase agreements, analyzing title, survey and other diligence matters, resolving issues that arise during escrow, and coordinating the efficient closing of the transaction. In addition to preparing core transaction documents, we review and negotiate leases, management agreements, brokerage agreements, escrow holdback agreements, and estoppels. Guided foremost by our clients' business objectives, we undertake all drafting and negotiation in the pursuit of closing good deals, avoiding poor ones and limiting our clients' risk wherever possible.
We represent commercial landlords and tenants in structuring, negotiating and drafting leases and management contracts for retail, office, industrial and medical properties. We also prepare critical ancillary documents, including construction agreements, architects' agreements, tenant work letters and listing agreements. In addition to conventional leases, we offer representation for other leasing arrangements, including build-to-suit leases, sale-leasebacks, master leases and ground leases.
REAL ESTATE FINANCE
We counsel both lenders and borrowers in a range of real estate financing transactions, including traditional secured lending and carry-back financing. We draft and negotiate loan agreements, deeds of trust, promissory notes, repayment and completion guaranties, SNDAs, intercreditor agreements, pledge agreements and other financing documents. Furthermore, we assist our lender clients with all legal diligence items and, when necessary, modifications and amendments to existing loans. We also help our clients navigate and solve issues related to the financial condition and performance obligations of their borrowers.
Preparing for life's uncertain certainty requires a clear and comprehensive estate plan. We represent individuals and families at all life stages who wish to secure the personal and financial future of their loved ones. Each family dynamic is unique, and we tailor our services to find pragmatic solutions to sensitive planning issues. We work hand-in-hand with our clients to effectively engineer the transfer of not only their wealth but their values as well. Among other services, we prepare wills, living trusts, insurance trusts, charitable trusts and powers of attorney and advance directives.