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Practice Capabilities

Loeb & Loeb LLP's Real Estate Group provides a broad range of sophisticated legal and counseling services. The Real Estate Group has always been an important part of our firm, and our tax, environmental, litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights attorneys have extensive experience in the real estate aspects of their respective fields of expertise.


 

Services Available

Our real estate practice involves commercial, multifamily, office, industrial, hospitality and residential properties throughout the country and abroad in the following types of matters and transactions:    

  • Acquisitions and Sales
  • Joint Ventures
  • REITs
  • Leasing
  • Development
  • Litigation
  • Finance
  • Environmental
  • Formation of Real Estate Investment Funds
  • Tax/1031 Exchanges


Our bicoastal team of more than 20 attorneys handles the following types of transactions, among other matters:

  • Real estate finance, including acquisition, development and construction loans; "miniperm" loans; permanent commercial mortgage loans; mezzanine loans; and conduit loans
  • Leasing of all asset classes for both tenants and landlords, with a particular emphasis on office and retail space
  • Acquisitions and sales
  • Partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability company agreements
  • Land use and real estate development, from the acquisition, planning and development stages through operation of master-planned residential, mixed-use, commercial, retail and industrial facilities, including assisting clients with zoning issues, conditional use permits, entitlements, development and defense of environmental impact reports, and CEQA compliance
  • Environmental issues, including brownfields development, due diligence reviews and negotiation of risk allocation and transfer mechanisms, green building and lease issues, and environmental cleanups
  • Creditors' rights, workouts and restructuring
  • Mortgage banking issues, including licensing as well as purchases and sales of mortgage servicing rights and mortgages, including forward commitments
  • Credit-enhancement facilities for tax-exempt and taxable bonds

Clients and Industries

We represent a wide variety of clients in the real estate industry, including financial institutions acting as lenders, investors or credit enhancers; institutional, corporate and individual buyers and sellers of real estate; developers; landlords; tenants; and mortgage bankers. Clients include major banks, national retailers and one of the nation's largest apartment real estate investment trusts.

Representative clients include:

  • Anglo Irish Bank
  • Apollo Real Estate Advisors
  • Bank of America
  • The Bank of New York
    Mellon Corporation
  • Bank of the West
  • Bertelsmann AG
  • Bixby Land Company
  • Blumenfeld Development
  • Booth Creek Ski Holdings, Inc.
  • Borders Group
  • Brookfield Financial Properties
  • C&K Properties
  • Canyon Capital
  • Chicago Title Company
  • Citigroup
  • City National Bank
  • C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.
  • Delma Properties
  • Deutsche Bank
  • DoubleClick
  • Eastgate Realty
  • Fidelity National Financial
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • Fortress Investments
  • Google, Inc.
  • Highridge Partners
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kennedy Wilson, Inc.
  • KPMG LLP
  • Larken Associates
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
  • Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Merrill Lynch
  • New York Community Bank
  • Rabobank
  • RFR Realty
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
  • Sports Museum of America
  • Summit Commercial Properties
  • Talbots
  • Thomson Reuters Corporation
  • Ticor Title Insurance
  • Trinity Real Estate
  • Wachovia Bank
  • Washington Mutual Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Willis Corroon


We handle virtually all types of commercial leases and subleases for a variety of usages, including office and retail space, restaurants, fitness centers, museums and public buildings, libraries, schools, warehouse and distribution facilities, and industrial and manufacturing facilities.

Our Real Estate Group also negotiates restaurant leases and food service agreements, including:

  • Representation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., in a 20-year catering agreement with RA/Patina LLC
  • Representation of Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges LLC in leases for the W Atlanta-Midtown Hotel and the St. Regis Mexico City
  • Representation of Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges LLC in management agreements for restaurants in Istanbul and Doha
  • Representation of Suarez Restaurant Group in a joint venture for a Manhattan restaurant
  • Representation of National Sports Attraction LLC in a 10-year catering agreement with Restaurant Associates LLC for events in the Sports Museum of America

Service Approach

Our goal is to help our clients make informed and successful legal and business decisions. Because of the volume of deals we handle every year, we have developed efficient and responsive teams that provide business-oriented and practical advice.

Practice Contact


Raymond A. Sanseverino
Partner
212.407.4008
rsanseverino@loeb.com