Real Estate Finance
Our firm has numerous attorneys experienced in all aspects of real estate secured financing transactions, whether representing borrowers or lenders. Borrower clients have included real estate investors, developers and builders, while lender clients have included private parties, banking and thrift institutions, insurance companies, pension funds and REITs, among others, many of which are out-of-state lenders. Our attorneys have handled acquisition, development, construction and permanent financing of real estate throughout the State of Florida.
We have also assisted lenders and owners with respect to secured real estate financing transactions throughout the United States. We have experience in financing all types of real estate, both vacant and improved, both fee simple and leasehold. Financed properties have included raw land, residential subdivisions, apartment and condominium projects, shopping centers and regional malls, office parks and towers, industrial parks and buildings, hotels, resorts and golf courses, to name a few.
Our real estate finance practice encompasses negotiation of loan commitments, conduct of due diligence investigations, review of title and survey, preparation and negotiation of loan documents and legal opinions, issuance of title insurance, conducting of loan closings, and provision of escrow services. As an agent for every major title insurance underwriter in the United States, the firm also conducts insured closings in financing transactions where it is issuing lender's title insurance. We also have significant experience closing tax free exchanges (both forward and reverse) under Section 1031 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and handling revenue bond financing transactions (including financing through the issuance of revenue bonds by Community Development Districts).