Real Estate


Angela Stephens

Top Ranked in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Real Estate Law and Real Estate Litigation by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.

Nationally Ranked in Land Use and Zoning Law by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.

Our real estate group hits the ground running. Our skills, experience and knowledge give us the ability to react quickly and handle real estate needs efficiently and effectively. We attend to the details — seeing the forest without getting lost in the trees. From the most streamlined local projects to the most complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, we have the experience to visualize, understand and help clients realize their goals.

We take a practical, “get-it-done” approach because we realize that real estate assets can’t generate income if they are sitting idle. We routinely find ways to help create value for our clients. We focus early on what needs to be done to avoid complications or delays. Whether needs involve the purchase or sale of property, borrowing or lending of money, or development, leasing or management, we have the knowledge, experience to help structure the project, negotiate the deal and close the transaction.

We regularly handle issues such as the following:

  • Purchase, sale and option agreements
  • Easements, operating agreements and restrictive covenants
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Formation of operating companies
  • Ground leases and leasehold financing
  • Commercial leasing (office, retail, restaurant and industrial)
  • Real estate secured financing
  • Farm and agribusiness acquisitions and sales, financing, zoning and 1031 like-kind exchanges
  • Condominiums and condominium conversions
  • Leasing and management agreements
  • Green initiatives, including certification, energy management and construction issues
  • Opinion letters
  • Title, survey, environmental and archaeological due diligence
  • Eminent domain proceedings
  • Tax deferred property exchanges

We assist clients locally, nationally and internationally; our practical approach and depth of experience help provide responsive, effective and cost-efficient representation for our clients.

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