Commercial Real Estate Law

Real Estate Attorney Douglas G. Brown

Commercial Real Estate Law

As a result of his combined experienced in serving as counsel for a corporation engaged primarily in the development, syndication, and management of multi-family housing and engaging in private practice with a focus on commercial real estate, Doug Brown has the necessary expertise to serve and advise clients in a variety of commercial real estate transactions. In some situations the first step to be taken is to decide the type of legal entity to be formed for the acquisition of the desired property. Doug Brown is prepared to advise clients as to the preferred type of entity to be formed, whether it be a limited liability company, corporation, limited partnership or other type of entity. He has the requisite experience to serve clients in connection with the following transactions and matters, among others:

  • Coordinating, performing or analyzing due diligence reviews;
  • Assisting in developing the appropriate business strategy and objectives for the transaction;
  • The purchase, development, financing and sale of raw land;
  • Drafting development agreements, restrictive covenants, easements, rights of way, use restriction agreements and escrow agreements and working with local and state government agencies, as necessary, in connection with the development of real estate;
  • Reviewing and analyzing construction contracts and evaluating claims asserted thereunder;
  • Drafting ground leases and commercial real estate leases for offices, restaurants and retail spaces and assisting in obtaining related necessary financing;
  • Formation of Property Owner's Associations in connection with real estate development and resolution of issues arising under Declarations of Restrictive Covenants;
  • Drafting of Tax Deferred Exchange Agreements and related documents as required to consummate Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange Transactions;
  • Resolution of issues affecting good and marketable title of real estate;
  • Drafting deeds in lieu of foreclosure and related agreements;
  • Restructuring legal entities, as may be necessary in connection with the financing or refinancing of property;
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