Real Estate Transactions

While property values may rise and fall based on many factors, real estate remains a vital part of many businesses, regardless of size or industry. Savvy business leaders realize the importance of engaging seasoned legal counsel who have negotiated and closed the full spectrum of real estate transactions and ultimately had their structures, agreements and transactions tested throughout all types of economic cycles. We have experience representing a wide variety of interests at the closing table under a broad spectrum of cycles, conditions and circumstances.

From a single property transaction to a multi-state portfolio transaction, we represent the interests of buyers, sellers, developers, end users, investors, landlords, tenants, lending institutions, REITs, property managers and real estate operating companies. We help clients acquire, sell, finance and develop all types of real estate, from office and industrial, to retail and redevelopment districts, to residential subdivisions and multi-family apartments. Among our signature practices, we provide special counsel on transactions for hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement facilities, shopping centers, office buildings, multi-family buildings, hotels and industrial facilities.

We may work with dirt and concrete, but the key to our business is our people and the strength of their relationships with our clients and with all of the surveyors, title companies, appraisers, engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders, planning commissions, utility companies, accountants, brokers, government agencies, tenants and others it takes to make a given project a success. We help quarterback all these players to achieve coordinated success.

Our firm represents our clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Commercial leasing.
  • Development and construction.
  • Equity participations.
  • Joint ventures.
  • Residential, commercial and mixed use condominiums.
  • Master Declarations and Easements.
  • Conservation Easements.
  • Multistate portfolio sales and financings.
  • Management contracts.
  • Sale-leasebacks.
  • Workouts and restructuring.
  • Tax deferred exchanges.
  • Economic Incentives.
  • Opportunity Zones investments.

We also regularly handle hearings and other board and council proceedings concerning licensing, zoning, planning and land use issues. We litigate a wide range of real estate conflicts including eminent domain, mechanic’s lien, quiet title and contract disputes. We advocate in commercial litigation and mediation which arises from bankruptcy proceedings.

  • We represented a private equity firm in providing acquisition financing to a franchisee to acquire the operations and related real estate assets of 16 franchise restaurants.

    We represented a private equity firm in providing acquisition financing to a franchisee to acquire the operations and related real...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented New Mountain Capital in the project-level financing of a real estate portfolio, financed by a $25 million CMBS loan, consisting of four properties located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and New York, each of which are triple net leased to a master tenant.

     

    We represented New Mountain Capital in the project-level financing of a real estate portfolio, financed by a $25 million CMBS...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented Brookdale Senior Living Inc. in a refinancing of a real estate portfolio, financed by $220 million in loans across four subpools with Freddie Mac.  The portfolio consisted of 27 senior living facilities located in 13 different states.

    We represented Brookdale Senior Living Inc. in a refinancing of a real estate portfolio, financed by $220 million in loans...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We represented CJC Worldwide Technologies, LLC, a commercial lending real estate platform, in its sale to Situs Technologies, LLC, a...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in over $282 million worth of real estate transactions, primarily sale-leasebacks

    In 2019, we represented New Mountain Capital in over $282 million worth of real estate transactions, primarily sale-leasebacks. These closings...
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  • Represented a public multi-family REIT in the acquisition/disposition of 59 apartment communities with approximately 15,000 units in 15 states over the past five years

    In the past five years, we have represented a public multi-family REIT in the acquisition/disposition of 59 apartment communities with...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented a financial services company in connection with a $35.1 million construction loan for the development of a 122-unit, 486 bed student housing apartment community

    We represented a financial services company in connection with a $35.1 million construction loan for the development of a 122-unit,...
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  • Represented a public multi-family REIT in connection with a joint venture with a national apartment developer to acquire approximately 24 acres of land and develop a 264-unit apartment complex with a total development cost of approximately $65.5 million

    We represented a public multi-family REIT in connection with a joint venture with a national apartment developer to acquire approximately...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented a hotel fund in connection with its acquisition of the Kimpton Rouge Hotel in Washington, D.C. for $42 million

    We represented a hotel fund in connection with its acquisition of the Kimpton Rouge Hotel in Washington, D.C. for $42...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented a financial services company in connection with a $27 million construction loan for the development of a 251-unit apartment community

    We represented a financial services company in connection with a $27 million construction loan for the development of a 251-unit...
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E. Warner Bass
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Austin C. Brown
Associate
Stefanie R. Chamberlain
Associate
Michelle  Chatfield
Attorney
Shayne R. Clinton
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John W. Dawson IV
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Brian M. Dobbs
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Felix R. Dowsley, III
Member
Michael C. Gibson
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Thomas Gossett
Associate
B. Taylor Gray
Counsel
Nathaniel F. Greene
Associate
David W. Harper, Jr.
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Cheyne W. Harris
Associate
R. Turner Henderson
Associate
Jason S. Lewallen
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G. Mark Mamantov
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Robert P. McDaniel, Jr.
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James Polk Moneyhun, Jr.
Member
Jordana Katz Nelson
Senior Public Finance Attorney
John N. Popham, IV
Counsel
Marisa Rouse
Associate
Alexandrea R. Samber
Associate
John S. Seehorn
Member
Cynthia N. Sellers
Member
D. Mark Sheets
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Katherine Smalley
Associate
David W. Smith
Counsel
Richard R. Spore, III
Member
Justin T. Starling
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John A. Stemmler
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Michael A. Stewart
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James S. Tate, Jr.
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Molly Terrell
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T. Gaillard Uhlhorn, V
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