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The Commercial Real Estate Industry has four primary sectors: office, retail, industrial and multi-family. Each is influenced by its own considerations in terms of zoning, development, insurance, financing, environmental concerns, and related matters. However, the people and services related to these sectors have some overlap, such as developers, brokers, insurers, governmental agencies, tenants and owners. Our extensive experience with significant projects in each sector allow us to help our clients achieve their specific objectives and achieve successful outcomes. Riker Danzig offers a full range of real estate services including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, tax efficiency, land use, environmental law, planning and development, construction and leasing.

Notably, land use considerations also guide our real estate practice. Ownership and how land can be used is often a subject requiring insight and expertise, especially during times of urban sprawl, transitional ownership, or new construction. Because environmental liabilities often come into play, we rely heavily on our firm’s Environmental Law expertise to assist clients with allocation of environmental responsibilities and redevelopment of brownfields sites. Our attorneys also handle sophisticated lease negotiations for owners and tenants, particularly in the warehousing/logistics and retail space fields.

Our experienced Real Estate Law attorneys work closely with our Corporate attorneys to effectively handle PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) Program and similar deals, while members of our Litigation and Title Insurance Law practices address issues of mortgage priority and mortgage fraud, loan workout and foreclosures. Clients also rely on our Governmental Affairs attorneys for assistance with Real Property Tax Appeals, while our Bankruptcy attorneys provide expertise in purchases of property out of bankruptcy and addressing bankruptcy-related provisions in contracts.  Our Trusts & Estates attorneys consider strategies for wealth preservation among family generations that reduce and minimize transfer taxes.

Connect with our Real Estate industry attorneys to learn how they can assist you with whatever legal need arises.


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