Real Estate


Our Experience

Our legal team has drafted, negotiated and enforced many types of construction contracts, including contracts based on AIA forms, custom contracts that we have fitted to particular situations and parties, engineering and design agreements, construction financing arrangements, insurance provisions and surety bonds, and takeover and completion agreements. In the leasehold context, we have drafted, negotiated and enforced construction contracts related to build-to-suit arrangements, ground leases, and tenant build-outs.

We have also provided a comprehensive array of services related to construction matters, including transactional legal services, litigation and alternative dispute resolution services involving:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Bonds and bond claims
  • Building technology failures and catastrophic events
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Employment and contractor issues
  • Environmental issues
  • Financing
  • Insurance
  • Land use and development
  • Permitting and licensing
  • Structuring of ownership entities
  • Tax
  • Zoning

Our legal team is also familiar with the legal nuances and problems that can arise from particular types of construction projects, including but not limited to the following:

  • Convention centers
  • Educational facilities
  • Entertainment venues
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels and hospitality venues
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Multi-family housing, apartments and condominiums
  • Mixed-use developments
  • Office buildings
  • Recreational facilities
  • Research and lab facilities
  • Retail centers and malls
  • Transportation facilities

Because of the depth and breadth of our real estate experience, we can solve all kinds of construction-related problems in jurisdictions across the country, including those arising from nuanced and complex legal issues presented by:

  • Contamination or pollution
  • Design flaws
  • Façade problems and other building technology defects
  • Easements and access agreements
  • Fires and explosions
  • Mechanic’s liens and clouds on title
  • Prompt Pay Acts
  • Regulatory actions and investigations
  • Statutes of Limitation
  • Statutes of Repose
  • Wetlands regulations