Real Estate

We have counseled clients in real estate matters for more than 35 years and are well known in the real estate industry for successfully representing a sophisticated and diverse client base throughout the Hudson Valley. Our attorneys have extensive experience assisting developers, landlords, home builders, lenders, borrowers, small businesses, not-for-profit entities, institutional lenders, governmental entities and individuals in all aspects of real estate transactions.

Throughout each matter, we focus our attention on thoroughly understanding your business and goals, as well as your time constraints and economic position. This cooperative spirit and professional representation have built strong relationships with clients and community that span the lifetime of the Firm itself.

Transactions

Our attorneys work with our clients to close complex transactions such as sales and acquisitions of commercial, retail and industrial properties, vacant land, subdivisions and single and multi-family residential properties. We represent both landlords and tenants in the leasing (including ground and net leasing) of retail, office and other commercial and residential properties.

Agreements

From single family residences to large institutional projects, our attorneys have represented clients in drafting construction contracts and architect agreements for project management. The Firm also routinely drafts easements for access, utilities, conservation and other purposes.

Financing

Our Firm handles complex financing transactions, including both construction and permanent financing, revolving credit facilities, leasehold mortgage financing as well as real estate workouts.

Condos, Co-ops and HOAs

Cooperative corporations, condominium boards, and homeowners’ associations have all sought our counsel for the preparation of offering plans, declarations and by-laws. Those governing bodies also seek our representation in a variety of legal matters that arise in communities of that nature.

Comprehensive Approach

Our real estate team draws upon the Firm’s other practices to assist in successfully completing real estate transactions. For example, in a typical real estate development project, in addition to the basic real estate and financing aspects of the matter, we call upon:

  • Our corporate practitioners to assure that the most advantageous ownership entity is formed;
  • Our zoning and planning attorneys to assist in obtaining all necessary permits and approvals to ensure there are no legal impediments to any proposed construction and/or use;
  • Our trusts and estates attorneys to determine if the individuals or entities acquiring title are the most advantageous from an estate-planning perspective; and
  • Our litigators, to anticipate, if possible, or to handle, if necessary, any litigation issues which might arise with the project, always recognizing the economic realities of the client's position.

Transactions

Our attorneys work with our clients to close complex transactions such as sales and acquisitions of commercial, retail and industrial properties, vacant land, subdivisions and single and multi-family residential properties. We represent both landlords and tenants in the leasing (including ground and net leasing) of retail, office and other commercial and residential properties.

Agreements

From single family residences to large institutional projects, our attorneys have represented clients in drafting construction contracts and architect agreements for project management. The Firm also routinely drafts easements for access, utilities, conservation and other purposes.

Financing

Our Firm handles complex financing transactions, including both construction and permanent financing, revolving credit facilities, leasehold mortgage financing as well as real estate workouts.

Condos, Co-ops and HOAs

Cooperative corporations, condominium boards, and homeowners’ associations have all sought our counsel for the preparation of offering plans, declarations and by-laws. Those governing bodies also seek our representation in a variety of legal matters that arise in communities of that nature.

Comprehensive Approach

Our real estate team draws upon the Firm’s other practices to assist in successfully completing real estate transactions. For example, in a typical real estate development project, in addition to the basic real estate and financing aspects of the matter, we call upon:

  • Our corporate practitioners to assure that the most advantageous ownership entity is formed;
  • Our zoning and planning attorneys to assist in obtaining all necessary permits and approvals to ensure there are no legal impediments to any proposed construction and/or use;
  • Our trusts and estates attorneys to determine if the individuals or entities acquiring title are the most advantageous from an estate-planning perspective; and
  • Our litigators, to anticipate, if possible, or to handle, if necessary, any litigation issues which might arise with the project, always recognizing the economic realities of the client's position.