Real Estate Transactions

Overview

"Excellent efforts to understand our business and our needs, and to solve our problems efficiently and economically."

– Chambers USA 2014

Our team of real estate lawyers has extensive experience in virtually all aspects of the real estate transactional practice: acquisition, financing, and disposition of all forms of improved and unimproved real property, including public use properties (sports venues and government facilities), large-scale mixed-use projects, public/private partnerships, shopping centers, industrial parks and office complexes, hospitals, hotels, manufacturing facilities and apartment complexes; extensive leasing work for landlords and tenants on both a local and a nationwide basis; and sale/leaseback transactions.

We handle all aspects of transactions, including assembly, combination, and acquisition of multiple parcels of land for development; title and survey due diligence; consulting with environmental professionals; financing; land use and zoning matters; development and management agreements; permitting; and leasing. Additionally, as part of our unified and comprehensive approach to client service, our real estate lawyers work closely with transactional lawyers throughout the firm to provide real estate assistance in connection with acquisitions and dispositions of corporate assets involving real estate.

Our clients include large institutional real estate holding companies, nationally known developers, manufacturers, lending institutions, retailers, and consolidators, as well as emerging local developers and entrepreneurs, and our mix of seasoned partners and experienced associates makes it possible to service both national and local real estate clients with cost effective, experienced attention and service.

Select Experience

  • Represented an affiliate of Hyatt Corporation in connection with the negotiation for the purchase of the Peabody Orlando from Peabody Hotel Group for approximately $717 million.
  • Represented The Orvis Company, Inc. in its acquisition of a facility in Midland, Michigan.
  • Represented Beacon Acquisitions, LLC in the acquisition and financing of a 57-story office building and shopping center and related parking garage and operational facilities in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota; the acquisition and financing of a 30-story office building and off-site six-story parking garage and operational facilities in downtown Houston, Texas; and the acquisition and financing of three office buildings in an office park located in The Energy Corridor in Houston, Texas, with more than 560,000 square-feet of space and related parking and operational facilities.
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Professionals

Name Title Office Email
Associate Seattle
Partner Houston
Partner Orlando
Partner Los Angeles
Associate Houston
Associate Houston
Partner Orlando
Counsel Denver
Counsel Los Angeles
Associate Atlanta
Associate Atlanta
Counsel Columbus
Partner Orlando
Associate Atlanta
Partner Orlando
Partner Orlando
Partner Los Angeles
Partner Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Associate New York
Counsel Cleveland
Partner Atlanta
Partner Cleveland
Counsel Atlanta
Partner Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Associate Cleveland
Partner Orlando
Partner Atlanta
Associate Cleveland
Partner New York
Counsel Orlando
Partner Orlando
Partner New York
Partner Houston
Associate Atlanta
Of Counsel Atlanta
Partner Orlando
Partner Houston
Partner New York
Associate Houston
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Associate Houston
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Partner Orlando
Partner Orlando
Associate New York

Experience

  • Represented an affiliate of Hyatt Corporation in connection with the negotiation for the purchase of the Peabody Orlando from Peabody Hotel Group for approximately $717 million.
  • Represented The Orvis Company, Inc. in its acquisition of a facility in Midland, Michigan.
  • Represented Beacon Acquisitions, LLC in the acquisition and financing of a 57-story office building and shopping center and related parking garage and operational facilities in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota; the acquisition and financing of a 30-story office building and off-site six-story parking garage and operational facilities in downtown Houston, Texas; and the acquisition and financing of three office buildings in an office park located in The Energy Corridor in Houston, Texas, with more than 560,000 square-feet of space and related parking and operational facilities.
  • Ongoing representation of Waste Management, Inc. for acquisitions and divestitures that have involved approximately 40 transactions over the last six years in multiple states.

Recognition

  • Chambers USA:      
    • Real Estate in Florida (2014 to 2016)
    • Real Estate: Zoning & Land Use in Florida (2007 to 2015)
    • Real Estate in Ohio (2007 to 2016)
    • Real Estate in Texas (2010 to 2016)
  • BTI Client Service 30: BakerHostetler advanced 19 positions to #9 (2016)

  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” (2016)
    • Leisure and Hospitality Law 
      • Metro Orlando, Tier 1
    • Real Estate Law
      • National Tier 2
      • Metro Cleveland, Tier 1
      • Metro Columbus, Tier 1
      • Metro Orlando, Tier 1
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2016)
    • 3 lawyers named in Leisure and Hospitality Law
    • 11 lawyers named in Real Estate Law

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