Real Estate

The attorneys in Spadea Lignana’s Real Estate Group have extensive experience in, and regularly represent clients regarding, virtually every aspect of real estate and real estate development.  Spadea Lignana’s real estate practice includes representation of clients in the following types of transactions:

Acquisition and Development of Commercial and Residential Properties

Spadea Lignana represents purchasers, sellers and developers in all phases of the acquisition, development and sale of commercial and residential properties. We are regularly involved in the site selection, acquisition, development and disposition of commercial real estate. We assist clients in the acquisition, development and disposition of residential properties, including single-family, multi-family, mixed and planned use developments, condominiums, apartments and golf course communities. Our representation begins in the initial steps of planning, zoning, subdivision and annexation and continues through the completion of the project.

Land Use

Spadea Lignana regularly represents clients in land use and zoning matters, including challenges to land use and zoning regulations, compliance issues, changes to land use and zoning regulations and the creation of development controls through restrictive covenants and similar instruments. We combine transactional and litigation experience to handle hearings before governmental and administrative entities, and we handle cases involving zoning, annexation, condemnation, inverse condemnation, title disputes, and other real property and land use matters. Our attorneys have developed and leveraged relationships with all levels of government entities to assist our clients in these areas. Clients in this area include owners, purchasers and sellers of commercial developments, residential subdivisions, mixed use developments, and other major real estate developments.

Leasing

Spadea Lignana represents developers, landlords, tenants and leasing agents in the leasing of commercial properties, including office buildings, malls and retail centers, industrial property, medical office buildings, warehouses and mini-warehouses. Our representation includes the negotiation, enforcement and termination of leases, as well as the institution and defense of unlawful detainer, ejectment and collections actions for landlords and tenants.

Real Estate Financing

Our attorneys have extensive experience in the representation of both borrowers and lenders in commercial and real estate lending transactions. As a result of our regular representation of several local and national lenders, our attorneys are uniquely qualified in assisting our real estate clients in structuring their real estate financings and fulfilling lender requirements on a timely and cost-effective basis. We regularly negotiate construction loans, real estate loans, lines of credit and other financing transactions on behalf of our real estate clients.

Real Estate Related Tax Planning and Other Incentives

Spadea Lignana represents purchasers, sellers and owners of real estate in various aspects of real estate related tax planning, including like-kind exchanges (deferred, multi-party and all other types of tax-free exchanges), tax credit transactions, and economic development and incentive packages.

Other Real Estate Related Services

Spadea Lignana is a full service law firm with the capability of providing all of the legal services related to our clients’ real estate needs. These related services include, among other things, the following:

  • Environmental Compliance, Permitting and Planning
  • General Litigation, including Construction Litigation
  • Condemnation and Inverse Condemnation Matters
  • Title Insurance Claims and Defense
  • Bankruptcies, Foreclosures and Workouts
  • Corporate and Entity Planning, Formation, Qualification
  • Licensing of Contractors and Subcontractors.