Practice/Industry Group Overview
Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco has a team of lawyers whose primary practice involves the representation of builders and developers. In both the commercial and residential real estate areas, the firm has worked on numerous cutting edge real estate projects which have literally changed the landscape of metropolitan Atlanta and beyond.
Whether a development is simple or complex, our lawyers bring a broad base of knowledge of all aspects of the development process and a “can do” attitude in helping clients overcome the various hurdles often standing in the way of a successful development.
Our pioneering use of the new urbanism concept is enhanced because one of the lawyers in the real estate development practice has a master’s degree in city and regional planning. This lends a multi-disciplinary approach to drafting covenants for master planned communities, new urban communities, mixed use developments, office and residential condominiums, and other real estate developments involving complex ownership structures.
Because we represent lender clients, we understand the potential problems landowners face and thoroughly review the title, leases and other materials to identify and correct problems prior to closing. We counsel developers to identify creative solutions that adequately protect the lender’s interests while allowing the loan to close.
The firm’s full service capabilities reduce the need for clients to retain multiple law firms and allow clients to receive consistent levels of knowledge and client service that grows as their needs grow.
We take leadership in the real estate community seriously. Our lawyers include current and past Real Property Law Section chairs of the State Bar of Georgia, members of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and editors of the Georgia Real Estate Law Letter (GRELL). Additionally, we represent leading trade organizations including the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the Georgia Association of REALTORS®.
Specifically, we help clients:
- Prepare contracts to acquire property
- Handle the acquisition and construction financing
- Create the legal entity that will own the property
- Prepare development agreements
- Address zoning and land issues
- Prepare declarations of condominium or covenants for the property
- Prepare required land sales registrations and filings
- Prepare lot take-down contracts
- Handle the end-loan closings of individual residences within a community