Practice/Industry Group Overview
The Carolinas' Leading Real Estate Law Firm
Nexsen Pruet has one of the most experienced, diverse real estate practices in the Carolinas. Our attorneys provide extensive skills and experience in virtually any kind of real estate and development matter, and the firm's team approach enables clients to take advantage of additional legal resources in related areas. The result is seamless, value-added, high-quality representation for businesses and individuals in the Carolinas, the country, and worldwide.
The Real Estate Group represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, lenders, borrowers, developers, and investors, and serves businesses of all types and size. Our lawyers combine an understanding of real estate transactions with years of experience in issues such as project structuring, land assemblage, financing, zoning, permitting and land-use to deliver the fullest possible range of skills and services.
Our principal areas of practice include:
- Acquisition and development of all types of commercial transactions
- Resort and recreational development and planning
- Permitting, land use and zoning
- Leasing for office, retail and warehouse
- Private/public joint ventures
- Condemnation, zoning and land use disputes
- Structuring partnerships, syndications and joint ventures
- Real estate tax planning
- Traditional and state of the art financing
The Litigation Difference
Unlike many firms whose real estate practice focuses only on transactional work, Nexsen Pruet's team also includes attorneys who are highly skilled in litigation of real property disputes. We have broad-based experience in areas such as zoning and other governmental land use disputes, condemnations, foreclosures, breach of real estate contracts, lease disputes, title issues, boundary disputes, disputes among joint ventures or partners, and priority litigation between competing lenders. The Firm is noted for its pro-active participation in litigating complex property rights issues, such as vested rights, and regulatory takings. This further enhances our ability to anticipate and identify problems, and helps to save our clients time and money.
The Carolinas' Leading Real Estate Attorneys
Lawyers in our Real Estate Group have been recognized regionally and nationally for their skills and professionalism. Legal publisher Chambers & Partners rated Nexsen Pruet the No. 1 firm in South Carolina for real estate, and cited two of our attorneys as among the best in the field. Many of our well credentialed real estate attorneys have earned the highest possible ranking for legal ability and professionalism; several are listed in Best Lawyers in America, and two have been named in the "Legal Elite" survey of 16,000 North Carolina lawyers.
Full Service, Full Resources
Because Nexsen Pruet is a full-service firm, our clients have access to skills and resources that go beyond the Real Estate Group. This is significant since real estate projects often include other, more technical areas that most firms are not equipped to handle. With about 30 practice areas - including corporate, construction, tax, environmental, securities, and bankruptcy - we have the knowledge and capabilities to shape specific solutions to specific problems.