Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate

Connecticut Commercial Real Estate Law Firm

Greenwich Commercial Real Estate Attorney

Greenwich CT Attorneys Focused on Real Estate Development, Leases, Sales, Purchases and Land Use

The Commercial Real Estate Department has extensive experience in a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including:

Real Estate Development

Attorneys in our Commercial Real Estate Department represent clients in all aspects of the development of commercial properties (office buildings, shopping centers and warehouse/distribution centers), including:

  • Forming legal entities
  • Property assembling
  • Purchasing of sites
  • Reviewing of architects and construction contracts
  • Working with lenders on construction and permanent financing
  • Obtaining necessary land use and other regulatory approvals
  • Reviewing and processing environmental and wetlands approvals

Purchase and Sale of Real Estate

Attorneys in our Commercial Real Estate Department represent clients in connection with acquisitions and dispositions of real estate on a local, regional and national basis. Our attorneys have expertise in the following areas:

  • Preparing purchase and sale agreements and conveyancing documents (including related financing documents, such as purchase-money and third-party loan documents and sale-leaseback documentation)
  • Performing and coordinating due diligence
  • Preparing and negotiating ground, master and space leases on behalf of landlords and tenants
  • Handling foreclosures and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions
  • Counseling on tax-deferred or tax-advantaged transactions, including like-kind exchanges under §1031 of the Internal Revenue Code

Commercial Leasing

Our Commercial Real Estate Department regularly represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions on a local, regional and national basis. Our expertise includes the following:

  • Drafting and negotiating office, retail and ground leases
  • Subletting, assignments, and lease sales
  • A broad range of lease-related legal services, including negotiating architect and construction contracts for tenant improvements, and negotiating and drafting real estate brokerage commission and listing agreements

Financing and Mortgages

Our Commercial Real Estate Department represents lenders, borrowers, trustees and loan servicers in all aspects of real estate financing. Our expertise includes:

  • Representing lenders and borrowers in all aspects of loan transactions
  • Representing lenders providing mezzanine financing
  • Handling loan restructuring and problem loan workouts

Land Use

Attorneys in the Land Use Department advise clients on the development and use of both commercial and residential property and prepare and present applications to administrative agencies, including:

  • Planning and zoning
  • Zoning board of appeals
  • Inland wetlands and watercourses
  • Architectural and historical review boards

We also represent clients before state and federal administrative agencies and courts on appeal. We work closely with clients, architects, engineers and project managers in an effort to maximize client satisfaction, whether a project involves a small addition to a residence or the construction of a large commercial facility.

Attorneys in the Land Use Department often collaborate with the Real Estate and Litigation Departments to provide the best possible representation to clients in the purchase, lease or improvement of property and in any disputes over ownership or use of property, including use by easement or license and claims of adverse possession and trespass.

Contact the commercial real estate attorneys of Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC for assistance with your legal matters in Connecticut or New York.