Real Estate

Real estate law involves a variety of complex transactions including sales and acquisitions, land use considerations, development, leasing, finance, joint ventures, and litigation. The Sterling Law Office offers sophisticated solutions in the following areas:

Sales and Acquisitions. Representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of the various kinds of commercial and multi-family residential real estate.

Leasing and Property Management. Negotiation and preparation of office, industrial, restaurant and retail leases.

Development. Negotiation and preparation of development and construction agreements and the other documents required to develop and construct office buildings, mixed-use projects, and free-standing units.

Development Incentives. Handle transactions involving real estate development incentives including Tax Increment Financing, Rehabilitation Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, Renewable Energy Tax Incentives, Easement Donations and other public-private financing transactions, and transactions involving community and economic development.

Construction. Prepare and negotiate construction agreements on behalf of owners and contractors and other related services, including mechanics liens.

Litigation. Representation of real estate owners, buyers, sellers, lessors, brokers, lenders, and developers in, among other things, contract disputes, title insurance claims, mechanics lien and construction disputes, ownership and easement disputes,and foreclosure issues.

Finance.  Representation of borrowers and investors in financing transactions, including note acquisitions and dispositions, CMBS and other permanent financing, construction loans, and mezzanine loans. 

Brokerage. Advising real estate brokerage firms on agency and licensing issues, conflicts of interest, broker lien issues, and rights and duties of sellers, buyers and brokers.