Real Estate & Community Development
General: Burgher Gray’s real estate attorneys are seasoned practitioners with extensive experience in legal matters affecting the ownership and use of real property, including real estate finance, leasing, acquisition, disposition, and development.
Real Estate Finance: Our real estate attorneys have represented commercial banks, developers and investment funds in connection with a wide range of transactions involving mortgage loans and mezzanine loans as well as revolving and term credit facilities. We also advise clients with respect to workouts, renegotiations and foreclosures. Our experience includes acquisition financing, credit enhancement, subscription financing and leasehold financing, and the full range of documentation involved in such transactions.
Real Estate Leasing: Our attorneys have represented both landlords and tenants in all types of commercial and residential real estate leasing transactions, including office and retail space leases, subleases and ground leases. Our experience includes drafting and negotiating leases as well as advising regional and national clients with respect to key elements of lease transactions, including term sheets, base and additional rent issues, rent adjustments, tenant concessions, options to expand and renew, tenant improvements, assignment and subletting rights, signage, and other building services.
Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions: Burgher Gray attorneys are experienced in advising clients (both buyers and sellers) in connection with the acquisition and disposition of all types of real estate and real estate-related assets, including office buildings, retail commercial properties, mixed use properties, hotels, single-family and multi-family residential, as well as specialized uses. Our services extend to providing advice and counsel in connection all aspects of a transaction, including negotiation, structuring and documentation of transactions.
Real Estate Development: Burgher Gray attorneys have represented developers, investors and lenders in connection with various types of real estate development projects, including planned and mixed use projects. We provide advice at all stages of the development process, from the planning stages, through the regulatory and approval process, to site acquisition and construction. Our services include reviewing developers’ plans, drafting and revising developers’ purchase and sale agreements, advising on condominium and cooperative law and offering documents, devising project capital structures that comply with local real estate and tax laws, and managing administrative proceedings.