Whether you are a buyer, seller, contractor, developer, lender, equity investor, or public agency, our team of innovative and solutions-oriented attorneys can offer you practical legal advice in all types of real estate transactions and in every major industry sector. With extensive experience not only in real estate acquisitions, financings, management, divestures, zoning, and community relations, but also in litigation, tax, corporate, and environmental issues, we leverage the knowledge of attorneys across the firm to understand your objectives and help you achieve them.
We understand and recognize the risks, opportunities, and competitive pressures that are unique to today’s real estate industry. Our capabilities cover a broad spectrum of capital management, development, investments, project development and permitting, foreclosures and restructurings, complex financings, leasing, green building, and communications real estate.
Acquisitions, Dispositions & Leasing
We draw upon the resources in the firm to help you address any issue that may arise during an acquisition, disposition, or lease negotiation. Our attorneys are experienced in complex real estate transactions, including those related to portfolio reallocations, bankruptcy proceedings, and corporate restructurings. We are adept at handling the tax, corporate, and environmental, among other legal implications.
Communications & IT Real Estate
Real estate transactions in today’s high-tech world can involve complex telecommunications facilities. If you’re an Internet service provider, building owner, or tenant, we have the knowledge and experience to successfully negotiate leasing, developing, and licensing of rooftop locations; wiring for communications services; and colocating and leasing freestanding antenna towers and communications switch facilities.
We represent investors, lenders, and borrowers in complicated and not-so-complicated real estate transactions. No matter what the size or complexity of your project, we can structure and negotiate construction, mezzanine, or permanent financing that makes sense in light of your business objectives. If it is public financing you are seeking, our knowledgeable attorneys can help you access capital through any number of vehicles, including government bonds and other municipal securities.
Government & Public Relations
A successful real estate project can involve a lot more than just financing. When your project hinges on public support, we can complement our traditional legal services with government and public relations through our government relations and consulting affiliate, ML Strategies, LLC. We can help you not only navigate the regulatory approval process, but also can play a key role building the coalitions and constituencies that sometimes make or break a real estate project.
We bring much more than an understanding of the LEED checklist when representing you. With Mintz Levin, you will have a team of lawyers and professionals with a wide perspective on the market to help you meet your objectives. Our team includes lawyers and professionals with experience in sophisticated green real estate transactions, project finance and development of green buildings, environmental regulations, new energy and clean technologies, and green building policy and government relations.
From complex matters involving construction and financial transactions to disputes arising from ownership, development, and regulation of real estate, we can provide the know-how and experience needed to help resolve whatever issue you’re facing. Our job is to help you identify the course of action that best meets your business objectives, including mediation or alternative dispute resolution.
Public & Private Partnerships
Our team of lawyers and professionals will apply their deep knowledge of government agencies and the suite of legal skills required to effectively and efficiently guide you through every detail of your project. We have the resources, including real estate litigators, tax attorneys, and government relations professionals, to confront any matter that may arise during your project, such as issues with procurement laws, real estate, public finance, environmental regulations, or taxes.
Sale & Leasebacks
We have the necessary real estate and business legal skills to help you monetize your real estate holdings while protecting your interests. For over 10 years, Mintz Levin has been the go-to firm for sale / leaseback transactions, both individual and long-term program deals. We can oversee all aspects of these very complex transactions, from structuring the underlying leases to the securitization of portfolios.
Real Estate Funds
You will benefit from our experience representing all types of real estate funds, corporate and institutional investors, and high-net-worth individuals who invest in domestic and foreign assets. Bringing together attorneys with real estate finance, corporate and securities, private equity, tax, ERISA, entity formation, and transactional experience, we offer comprehensive counsel and representation with respect to your operations, fund formation, and capital-raising transactions.