Real Estate

The firm’s real estate practice has represented its clients in the full spectrum of commercial real estate transactions including:

  • Acquisition, development and sale of commercial, retail, industrial, residential and mixed use real estate projects
  • Documenting and closing of the purchase and sale of real estate and secured and general commercial loans; and transactions involving land acquisition and land development of commercial, retail, industrial, residential and mixed use projects
  • Sophisticated and substantial lease transactions on behalf of both landlords and tenants in connection with office, retail, industrial and ground leases
  • Representation of borrowers and lenders in a broad range of real estate financing, including acquisition, construction, permanent, and mezzanine loans for office buildings, apartment projects, hotels, land development, shopping centers and other projects
  • Representation of building owners in connection with telecommunications, cable and wiring, satellite dish and related services
  • GSA and other government leases and contracts including preparation of proposals responding to GSA RFPs and filing claims under GSA leases pursuant to the Contract Disputes Act
  • Section 1031 Tax-deferred exchanges
  • LLC, Partnership, LLP, and other corporate organizational agreements, including complex joint venture agreements, and related matters in connection with the acquisition, sale, financing and development of real property
  • Creation and conversion of condominiums
  • Compliance with tenant rights regulations in the District of Columbia, including the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA)

Our practice is predominately transactional in nature with a concomitant involvement in bankruptcy and litigation matters ordinarily associated with a transactional practice.

Property Tax

The firm’s real property tax assessment appeals practice offers comprehensive real property tax assessment analysis, review and appeal for commercial, office, hotel, multifamily, land, shopping center and large estate properties in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia at all levels of appeal. Substantial tax savings and tax refunds have been obtained for our clients year after year. Services include:

  • Appeals of assessments
  • Appeals of penalties
  • Strategic review and preparation assistance with respect to real property income and expense report filings
  • Correction of erroneous assessments
  • Exemption applications
  • Use code changes
  • Vacant and blighted property assessment appeals