Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

DMHD assists clients in the area of real estate transactions, from acquisition and disposition to development and leasing for landlords and tenants.

Our real estate attorneys represent clients on a broad range of complex real estate transactions, as well as more traditional real estate development, financing, purchase, sale, and leasing transactions. Our team’s diverse experience enables us to advise clients on the full spectrum of issues in real estate transactions, as a single source for answers concerning the real estate business including tax structuring, entity formation, government relations, securities, environmental concerns, as well as mergers and acquisitions that include real estate.

Commercial Real Estate

DMHD draws on extensive local and state real estate law experience to help a wide array of clients execute nearly any type of real estate transaction, including:

  • Acquisition
  • Disposition
  • Development
  • Financing
  • Leasing
  • Ownership
  • Management

Our clients include:

  • Land owners
  • Developers
  • Investment trusts (including REITs)
  • Brokers
  • Lenders
  • Banks
  • Property management firms
  • Governmental entities
  • Landlords
  • Tenants
  • Buyers
  • Sellers

Real Estate Finance

DMHD has extensive experience counseling clients in connection with real estate finance transactions, including:

  • Conventional term loans
  • Construction
  • Permanent financing for new projects
  • Participating and syndicated credits
  • Subordinate and mezzanine financing
  • Modification and workout of distressed loans

Our experience also spans all types of real estate, including:

  • Office buildings
  • Shopping centers
  • Industrial
  • Research parks
  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Multi- and single family residential subdivisions
  • Housing developments
  • Undeveloped land

The DMHD real estate law team supports clients in every aspect of real estate acquisition and disposition transactions, including:

  • Negotiation and drafting purchase and sales agreements
  • Structuring corporate ownership
  • Procurement and issuance of title insurance
  • Survey examination
  • Financing
  • Due diligence
  • Land use
  • Zoning
  • Regulatory matters
  • Easements
  • Encumbrances

In addition, our extensive professional, collegial and community relationships provide clients with opportunities to pursue public-private collaborations, economic development, and state and local tax incentives. Obtaining and analyzing title insurance coverage is critical to any real estate acquisition or disposition transaction. DMHD serves as a title agent to three nationally recognized title insurance companies.

DMHD attorneys are well-respected real estate attorneys who support our clients in every aspect of the commercial development of real estate. Our attorneys work directly with other professionals during the planning phases as part of the due diligence review necessary to determine a project’s feasibility. We also help our clients secure entitlements including land use, zoning, concurrency and incentive approvals.

Commercial Leasing

Our understanding of the issues from the perspective of both the landlord and the tenant enables us to expedite negotiations, readily identify the significant issues in a given negotiation, and achieve our clients’ goals in an efficient and effective manner.

We have extensive experience representing landlords and tenants in all types of leasing transactions, including:

  • Office
  • Retail
  • Industrial and other commercial properties.
  • Retail and office leasing for landlords and tenants
  • Negotiate big box, in-line, specialty, supermarket, restaurant, ground, and pad leases for major developers.
  • Preparing and negotiating leases