Practice/Industry Group Overview
Burr & Forman attorneys have extensive experience representing real estate developers, buyers and sellers involved in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate.
Our attorneys have experience representing and providing advice to clients involved with real estate transactions throughout the United States.
Some of our Firm's specialized practice areas include:
ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS
Burr & Forman attorneys represent both buyers and sellers in all facets of the acquisition and disposition process, including preparation and negotiation of the purchase agreement, review and consultation regarding title documents and title insurance, finance arrangements, due diligence, tax and 1031 consequences, remedies and other pertinent matters. Our attorneys have experience with many types of properties, including retail, industrial, office, hotel and multi-family, distressed and CMBS properties.
Our lawyers are experienced in representing developers (both fee and leasehold owners) of commercial properties in connection with land acquisition, entitlements, zoning, title, environmental, mixed use and other reciprocal arrangements.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in negotiating construction contracts for almost every conceivable improvement to real estate, including, but not limited to, infrastructure improvements (underground sewer and water, roads, utilities, etc.) and vertical improvements (houses, multifamily, office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, etc.). That experience includes representation both from the construction perspective and the owner perspective.
Our lawyers are experienced in representing both landlords and tenants in residential and commercial leasing, including negotiating leases for significant office space, shopping centers and free-standing retail stores.
Our lawyers have experience representing developers of commercial and residential condominium projects, including preparing and obtaining approval of all condominium documents with the required governmental authority, handling the closing of the sale of individual units and representing the developer in negotiations with the condominium association. Our lawyers also have experience representing condominium associations.
Joint Venture / Investments
Our team represents both developers/owners and investors (including fund formations, compliance and other regulatory matters) in connection with choice of entity (including LLC's, Series LLC's, Partnerships and REIT's), capitalization, waterfall, tax consequences, defaults and exit strategies.
Burr & Forman represents lenders and borrowers in timberland loan transactions ranging from a few thousand acres in a single state, to hundreds of thousands of acres in multiple states. Our team also represents clients in the purchase and sale of timberlands. These legal services often include other relevant disciplines such as corporate, limited liability company and partnership organization, timber sale contracts, timber management contracts, easements, and timber deeds.
The attorneys at Burr & Forman represent both buyers, sellers and lenders in connection with the acquisition, disposition and refinancing of multiple commercial properties often in various states.
Borrower's local counsel in connection with commercial mortgages.
Construction Contract Negotiation
Retained to draft and negotiate contracts for multi-family and condominium projects.
Retained to draft contracts for the construction and renovation of hospitals.
Retained by contractors to defend against construction defect claims and other construction claims.
Represented developer in defense of EPD enforcement action regarding contaminated property.