We bring a broad-based business approach to real estate transactions.
Albert, Whitehead’s real estate practice includes transactions involving acquisitions, dispositions, zoning, development, financing, syndications, joint ventures, real estate related securities projects, property management, and real estate related litigation and leasing. The firm provides consultation and advice in the planning stages of real estate transactions as well as assistance in the mechanics of closings.
The firm’s attorneys, who bring a broad-based business approach to real estate transactions, include individuals who have practiced with commercial banks, insurance companies and government agencies. In addition, when necessary, the firm’s sophistication in the real estate area is creatively combined with experience from other areas of the firm’s practice.
Services provided by the real estate attorneys include planning for, negotiating and implementing major investments in residential projects, office buildings, shopping centers, hotels and commercial and industrial developments on behalf of developers, investors and users; representing planners and participants in major real estate syndications, partnerships, and other types of joint ventures; involvement in all types of financings including real estate investment trusts, municipal bonds and the sale of mortgage-backed securities; counseling developers, owners and associations with respect to cooperative apartments and condominium developments; representing developers, syndicators and lenders in affordable housing and low income housing tax credit transactions; handling the real estate aspects of corporate acquisitions, divestitures and financings; reviewing and negotiating leases; negotiating architect's agreements and construction contracts; advising hotel operators; advising property managers; and litigation of title insurance claims, mortgage and mechanics lien foreclosure suits, condemnation proceedings and other real estate related litigation matters. The firm’s real estate attorneys also provide advice regarding the rights of parties to troubled and failed real estate investments, and negotiate creditors’ rights and settlement agreements.