Practice/Industry Group Overview
The Real Estate Operations (REOPS) department at Greenberg Traurig represents real estate firms, property management companies, national and international financial institutions, corporations, hotels and insurance companies in connection with their use, management and operation of commercial real estate. REOPS was formed in 2000 to provide clients with a multidisciplinary and integrated approach to real estate issues by combining lawyers from relevant disciplines into a group focused on addressing multifaceted real estate problems, as well as handling day-to-day operational issues.
Lawyers in REOPS represent clients in state and federal court litigation and appellate practice, commercial lease disputes, bankruptcy matters, telecommunication issues, zoning and land use matters, leasing, brokerage issues, foreclosures, environmental law, insurance law, employment law, construction and lien issues, green building, ADA and Fair Housing Act issues. In addition, our lawyers have a wide range of experience with building security-related issues and portfolio management.
The REOPS department is capable of handling real estate matters from inception to conclusion without requiring redundant legal services. We have earned a reputation for responsiveness and helping clients achieve their business objectives. The unification of diverse practice areas into a cohesive, real estate-focused department enables REOPS to advise clients effectively and efficiently.
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:
CFPB Takes Action against Mortgage Insurer for Alleged Kickbacks
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, November 26, 2013
On November 15th, the CFPB filed a complaint and a proposed consent order against Republic Mortgage Insurance Corporation, a private mortgage insurance company (RMIC). The complaint alleges that RMIC violated Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act by paying illegal kickbacks to...
Cordray Speaks to Mortgage Bankers Association to Tout and Defend the Qualified Mortgage Rule
Robert E. Bostrom,Peter L. Cockrell,Brett M. Kitt,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, November 06, 2013
On October 28th, CFPB Director Richard Cordray spoke at the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. Cordray’s speech touted the CFPB’s “open, inclusive, [and] transparent decision making” in crafting its Qualified Mortgage or Ability-to-Repay rule.
Vermiculite Regulation Update
Daniel J. Ansell,Stephen C. Jones,Paul R. McIntyre,Steven C. Russo, July 15, 2013
New York City building owners and tenants are required, prior to any significant demolition or alteration work, to perform environmental testing to determine if “asbestos-containing material” or “ACM” (defined as material containing more than 1% asbestos) is present at the...
CFPB Releases Small Entity Compliance Guides for Loan Originator and Mortgage Servicing Rules
Justin Angelo,Robert E. Bostrom,Thomas J. McKee,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, June 18, 2013
On June 7th, the CFPB published small entity compliance guides for its loan originator and mortgage servicing rules. The CFPB cautioned that the guides are not a substitute for the underlying rules but merely provide a user-friendly overview to assist those entities with limited resources in...
CFPB Settles Enforcement Regarding Real Estate Kickbacks
Justin Angelo,Robert E. Bostrom,Thomas J. McKee,Gil Rudolph,J. Scott Sheehan, May 28, 2013
The CFPB recently settled an enforcement action against a homebuilder who had allegedly received illegal referral fees through affiliated business arrangements in violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.