Johnson Legal PC’s has been assisting our clients purchase, sell, finance, develop, lease and manage real property.
Our practice involves diverse asset types including office buildings, medical offices, shopping centers, strip malls, residential housing complexes, industrial park facilities, and redevelopment sites. Our technical skill, experience, practical perspective and business acumen enable us to skillfully execute complex transactions in a cost-effective manner.
REAL ESTATE ACQUISITION, DEVELOPMENT AND DISPOSITION
Our attorneys are skilled and experienced in the negotiation of complex contracts and execution of due diligence review including title, survey and property condition. We provide our clients with advice and assistance on the tax aspects of their real estate transactions, including 1031 and 1033 exchanges and procurement of tax incentives and benefits.
Our attorneys are skilled and experienced in developing commercial and mixed use projects with reciprocal easements, covenants and declarations to address the rights and interests of multiple owners and users of complex mixed use residential, commercial and industrial property. Our practice group has developed and implemented complex condominium structures, including organization of commercial and residential condominium associations to facilitate and enhance property development. In conjunction with our Corporate Group and Taxation Group, our attorneys are able to provide our clients with the technical support, advice and guidance necessary to establish tax efficient and organizationally sound deal structures for their projects, including structures providing for sponsorship with outside investors and real estate joint ventures.
REAL ESTATE FINANCE
With the advantage of having experience representing both borrowers and lending institutions, our practice group advises and assists our clients in the negotiation, structuring and documentation of sophisticated financing facilities for their projects including construction financing, mezzanine financing, structured finance transactions, private syndication and private equity funding.
We represent both landlords and tenants in complex leasing transactions for a broad array of asset types. Our leasing practice includes conventional office space, shopping center and industrial property leases as well as long term ground and net leases. As a result of our extensive experience, our attorneys fully appreciate and understand the intricacies of lease administration and management and successfully develop practical and cost-effective solutions to complex leasing issues.
TAX APPEALS, CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS
We counsel our clients with regard to reducing real property tax assessments and producing tax abatements for qualifying taxpayers. Our group has utilized its expertise in valuation and negotiation with public entities to successfully defend and maximize awards in public-taking matters initiated by state and local authorities.
CONDOMINIUM AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
Our attorneys provide representation to residential and commercial condominium associations including matters pertaining to by-law enforcement, voting and meetings, contract procurement and assessment collection. We also represent landlords and professional management companies in the management of shopping center, office building and industrial park portfolios.
REAL ESTATE LITIGATION
In conjunction with our Commercial and Corporate Litigation Practice Group, our attorneys provide advice, guidance and representation in litigation matters pertaining to all aspects of Real Property. On behalf of real estate developers, commercial landlords, commercial tenants, and investors, we have successfully litigated disputes pertaining to commercial leases, land-use determinations, real estate partnership disputes and condemnation proceedings.
We also represent commercial tenants in disputes over their leases. Our practical perspective and business acumen enable us to skillfully and successfully develop practical and cost effective solutions to complex litigation issues.