The area of real estate development can run the spectrum from developing a vacant parcel into a complex commercial development with multiple owners and tenants to obtaining a building permit to construct an addition to an existing home. 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 terns 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 disputes are often complex and require a detailed understanding of many different legal disciplines. BTJD has extensive experience representing property owners and other parties affected by real estate disputes. We assist clients involved in commercial, residential, industrial, and public properties.