Real Estate

Real EstateWestchester White Plains Real Estate Transactional Attorney

The Firm has counseled clients in real estate matters for over thirty-five years, and is well known in the real estate industry for successfully representing a sophisticated and diverse client base throughout the Hudson Valley. Our attorneys have extensive experience assisting developers, landlords, home builders, lenders, borrowers, small businesses, not-for-profit entities, institutional lenders, governmental entities and individuals in all aspects of real estate transactions.

Our attorneys work with our clients to close complex transactions such as sales and acquisitions of commercial, retail and industrial properties, vacant land, subdivisions and single and multi-family residential properties. We represent both landlords and tenants in the leasing (including ground and net leasing) of retail, office and other commercial and residential properties. Our Firm handles complex financing transactions, including both construction and permanent financing, revolving credit facilities, leasehold mortgage financing as well as real estate workouts. Our attorneys have also represented clients in drafting and negotiating license and easement agreements including conservation easements, management agreements and construction and architect’s agreements for matters ranging from single family residences to large institutional projects. In addition, the Firm's attorneys have represented sponsors in preparing offering plans for condominiums and homeowners associations and have represented both cooperative corporations and condominium and homeowners associations in the management and operation of their properties.

The Firm also draws upon its other areas of expertise to assist in successfully completing real estate transactions. For example, in a typical real estate development project, in addition to the basic real estate and financing aspects of the matter, the Firm also makes use of the knowledge of its corporate practitioners to assure that the most advantageous ownership entity is formed; its zoning and development attorneys to assist in obtaining proper zoning and all necessary governmental permits, approvals and licenses and in assuring that there are no legal impediments to the project being properly built and operated; its trusts and estates attorneys to determine if the proposed structure is most advantageous from an estate-planning perspectives; and its litigators, to anticipate, if possible, or to handle, if necessary, any litigation issues which might arise with the project, always recognizing the economic realities of the client's position.

Throughout the process, the Firm focuses its attention on thoroughly understanding each client's business and goals, as well as that client’s time constraints and economic position. In this manner, the Firm often forms close personal relationships with its clients. This cooperative spirit and professional representation has built strong relationships with clients and community that span the lifetime of the Firm itself.