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Even in a virtual world, real estate matters. Hinshaw helps businesses, investors, and developers protect and maximize assets.

We recognize that every client comes to the table with a unique set of aspirations, opportunities, and challenges. For some, real estate is a primary investment vehicle. For others, real estate is an essential asset and/or at the core of their business model. With this in mind, our counsel is tailored to meet each client's specific goals. Our experienced team of real estate attorneys helps institutional investors and individual investors, developers, and businesses of all types identify opportunities, negotiate financings, and close key transactions at home, across the country, and abroad.

For real estate investors and lenders:
Our clients include private equity groups, REITs, funds, funds of funds, as well as money-center banks, community banks, thrifts, savings and loans, and other lenders. We help clients identify, negotiate, document, and close the full range of lending and investment transactions, including:

  • Mortgage, construction, and mezzanine loans
  • Equity participation agreements
  • Private placements
  • Conduit lending and syndication

For real estate developers, professionals and management companies:
We represent entrepreneurs, architects, designers, contractors and subcontractors, and managers at every step of the process, from identifying public-private partnership opportunities, to acquiring land, negotiating agreements, and handling post-construction sales. We provide sophisticated advice on:

  • Condo, co-op, construction and property-management agreements, and contracts
  • Economic development, tax, and other incentives and credits
  • Land use, zoning, easements, and related approvals
  • Business entity, partnership and joint-venture formation, and structuring

For companies that depend on real estate:
Every company requires office, factory, retail or other space in which to conduct business. We help hospitals, health systems, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, hotels and resorts, casinos, educational institutions, airports, and other clients address all of their day-to-day and strategic real estate needs, including:

  • Ground, tenant, build-to-suit, and other leases
  • Environmental planning, compliance and remediation, as well as LEED and "green building" requirements
  • Restructurings, workouts, and distressed assets
  • Dispute resolution, including landlord/tenant disputes, design and construction defects, contract disputes, mechanics' liens, and condemnation/eminent domain matters

In addition to our broad real estate experience, we leverage our knowledge and firsthand experience with corporate, environmental, securities, tax, and other areas of law to assist clients at every step. Whatever the scope of the matter, we provide focused counsel tailored to meet your unique needs and objectives.

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