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Real Estate, Corporate & Land Use

 

 

Attorneys in the Real Estate Corporate & Land Use Practice Group represent buyers, sellers, investors, developers, lenders, architects, engineers, contractors, landlords and tenants in commercial, industrial and residential real estate transactions.

Development

Our attorneys have significant experience representing developers, lenders and government agencies in the acquisition, development, leasing and financing of commercial, residential, mixed-use and public projects. We also work with our clients in the structuring, formation and operation of community associations. Our collective experience spans all aspects of the design and construction process, including negotiating complex agreements, advising clients on the legal aspects of the construction administration process and resolving disputes. Sachs Sax Caplan P.L. attorneys have represented clients developing residential projects and commercial sites throughout Florida such as office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, resorts and restaurants as well as complex joint ventures between national, regional, and non-franchise hotel groups.

Finance

Sachs Sax Caplan P.L. represents lenders, borrowers and investors in virtually every phase of the financing process, from debt and equity structuring through due diligence and documentation to closing and implementation. Real estate finance clients range from some of the country’s most active and creative developers to national institutional lenders. This Practice Group handles matters for lenders ranging from complex multi-state transactions and lending for acquisition, construction and development loans to asset-based lending and refinancing.

Attorneys in this Practice Group represent borrowers and lenders in construction financing. We negotiate and prepare all documents necessary for construction finance, including loans backed by credit leases, tax-exempt bonds, ground leases, commitment letters, loan agreements, notes, profit-participation notes, convertible notes inter-creditor agreements and related documentation.

Land Use and Zoning

Attorneys specializing in Land Use and Zoning represent lenders, property owners and community association in all facets of governmental and environmental permitting, zoning matters, due diligence and drainage district issues. We represent clients in obtaining developments of regional impact, comprehensive land use plan amendments, general and specific master plan amendments, zoning variances and changes, site planning and platting and other project approvals. Our attorneys also serve as aggressive advocates in hearings and other matters before local, state and federal administrative bodies.

Distressed Property

This Practice Group combines the talents and expertise of our real estate, land use, litigation and community association attorneys to assist lenders, developers and investors in these somewhat chaotic and uncertain economic times.  As lenders increasingly become owners of real estate, our attorneys work with banks, insurance companies, and asset managers on due diligence matters and to develop an overall sales or leasing and management plan for both real-estate owned and portfolio-held assets. Each asset has its own land use and zoning issues and the Practice Group’s attorneys assist clients in obtaining and reviewing all permits and entitlements.

The attorneys in this Group work closely with the attorneys in the Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy & Appeals Group and present formidable foreclosure experience to clients, guiding them through multimillion-dollar loan foreclosures, and workouts of distressed commercial properties, including hotels, condominiums, shopping centers, office buildings, recreational facilities, raw and developed land, and planned unit developments. Our foreclosure clients include banks, real estate investment trusts, savings and loan associations, and insurance companies. Our interdisciplinary structure allows our clients to benefit from the collective experience of all firm attorneys.

The Practice Group has also represented investors in bulk acquisitions of condominium units, and counseled community associations controlled by lenders and developers in varying degrees of distressed situations.

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