BTJD has experienced attorneys that can help you in all of your real estate needs.  We have extensive experience drafting and negotiating transactions for all parties in a real estate transaction, including developers, landowners, tenants, commercial landlords, and institutional investors. Our extensive expertise representing parties on all sides enable us to provide innovative and practical solutions for even the most complex real estate development project.  Some of our services include:

  • Financing
  • Land acquisitions
  • Land use and zoning compliance
  • Leasing
  • Permit applications
  • Tax planning

Real Estate Development

The area of real estate development can run the spectrum from obtaining a building permit to construct an addition to an existing home to turning a vacant parcel into a complex commercial development with multiple owners and tenants.  In each case, the developer needs to navigate myriad challenges and requirements, which may include investor/partner relationships, acquisition of the property, lender requirements, land use regulations, governmental approval processes, water rights issues, environmental matters, title restrictions, title defects, infrastructure requirements, construction issues, and leasing or selling portions or all of the property.

Legal services applicable to real estate development can easily extend to all facets of a real estate development project.  We help our developer clients with structuring the ownership of the development project, negotiating the purchase of the applicable property, addressing legal questions inherent in the governmental approval process, negotiating and documenting the terms and conditions of financing, protecting our clients’ interests under construction and supply contracts, resolving title defects, managing the risk of environmental problems, and eventually selling or leasing the property.

Real Estate Financing

Additionally, BTJD has extensive experience in assisting clients in financing their real estate projects through insurance companies, banks, and other local lenders.   We often assist in negotiating and drafting the loan documents for a number of different transactions, including:

  • A&D loans
  • Conduit loans
  • Fixed-rate loans
  • Loan syndications
  • Portfolio loans
  • Secured and unsecured debt structures
  • Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMICs)

Our attorneys have extensive ties to the local real estate and financial communities and use those relationships to find innovative solutions to complex financing problems.  We have had great success helping companies of all different sizes meet their financing needs, and we are confident we can do the same for you.