Businesses affected by real estate and capital market turmoil require creative solutions for disposition of distressed assets, sound advice on evaluating new opportunities, and overall legal guidance throughout these turbulent times. To meet those diverse needs, BakerHostetler has organized its Distressed Real Estate Assets capabilities. This nationwide, multi-disciplinary group provides clients with direct access to experienced practitioners who regularly deal with complex financing, acquisition, disposition, restructuring, litigation and bankruptcy issues. Our Distressed Real Estate Assets practitioners regularly work with lenders and other financial institutions, developers, asset owners, capital investors, private equity companies, investment bankers and other parties active in this complex marketplace. Please see the Distressed Real Estate Assets description for more information on this capability.
Real Estate Asset ProgramOur Real Estate Asset Program (REAP) lawyers assist clients through the evaluation of their real estate and facility portfolios to identify ways to gain fiscal, management, and financial value. Our goal is to convert your real estate holdings from a liability to a performing asset. Please see the Real Estate Asset Program description for more information on this practice.
Development and Land UseWe advise major developers and financial institutions involved in every type of development project, including: resort hotels, shopping centers, office complexes, residential subdivisions, manufacturing facilities, marinas, golf courses, historical renovations and major sports complexes, among others. Our lawyers recommend the best entity structure to help developers achieve their financial, tax and operating objectives, then handle all aspects of the land acquisition. We also prepare the leases, management agreements, development agreements, financing documents and any other documents necessary to bring the development to life. Please see the Development and Land Use description for more information on this practice.
Finance We can facilitate the financing of any project, whether using conventional lending or more unconventional sources including syndications, synthetic leasing, tax deferred exchanges, tenant-in-common trusts, securitization and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Our lawyers advise owners, syndicators, underwriters and investors on financing strategies, and are nationally recognized for preparing and critiquing disclosure materials and risk factors involved in private placements. Please see the Real Estate Finance description for more information on this practice.
Transactions We assist clients in selecting and acquiring land for location or relocation of all types of projects including plants, manufacturing facilities, office complexes, sports facilities, resort properties and headquarter buildings. We handle all aspects of an acquisition, including negotiation of construction and permanent financing arrangements, acquisition agreements, building and architectural agreements, leases and management agreements and resolution of title deficiencies and analysis of zoning, planning and land-use issues. Please see the Real Estate Transactions description for more information on this practice.
Associated Estates Realty Corp.
Developer's Diversified Realty Corp.
Steiner + Associates
The E.W. Scripps Company
The Orvis Company, Inc.
A team of nearly 50 real estate lawyers throughout the United States
Provide guidance on handling distressed assets, workouts, and evaluating new opportunities in a turbulent market
Instrumental in creating and revising timeshare legislation in California, Illinois and Texas on behalf of our clients
Nationally recognized for our experience in real estate syndication and securitization
Counsel multiple publicly traded companies, including REITs, in connection with the acquisition and divestiture of portfolio properties.
Represent numerous clients in negotiating retail leases on a nationwide basis, including clients opening more than 70 stores annually.