Whether you are a growing business looking to expand your footprint or manage an existing portfolio, many companies are challenged by the complexity of the law affecting the real estate industry. Lawyers in Armstrong Teasdale’s Real Estate practice area represent international and domestic developers, lenders, investors, mortgage servicers, insurers, financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals, institutional and corporate owners, governmental entities, property managers, tenants, construction companies and brokers in all areas of real estate law. The practice includes experience with developers and governmental entities in both incentive-based redevelopment and traditional projects.
The Real Estate practice area is structured to provide targeted, interdisciplinary knowledge for virtually every transaction, project and industry. Our real estate lawyers work closely with the firm’s Public Finance lawyers to identify opportunities for development incentives, including the negotiation and coordination of available incentives from state and local agencies.
Our Real Estate lawyers also work closely with the firm’s Litigation practice group in matters involving eminent domain, land use and zoning disputes, ownership issues, commercial leasing, easements, municipal annexation, development claims, possession and trespasser claims, leasehold enfranchisement, and all aspects of landlord and tenant work. Our lawyers also represent construction professionals and property owners in matters involving mechanic's liens and construction disputes.
Further, our skilled lawyers represent clients in resolving issues in connection with troubled loans, special assets and commercial and residential loans, at every stage of the recovery process. We also handle title insurance matters, including title insurance coverage and major claims litigation, foreclosures, evictions and disputes involving real estate owned properties (REOs).
Our U.K. real estate litigators are Solicitor Advocates with higher rights of audience in the U.K. Civil Courts affording them the ability to manage a claim and present it in court without the need to refer it on to a barrister. This enhances their forte in managing the litigation process in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner.
We assist clients across all industry sectors, including retail, leisure and hospitality, land conservancy organizations, manufacturing, municipalities, energy and natural resources, construction and development, financial services, title insurance underwriters, education and planning authorities with:
- Asset Management
- Acquisitions, Sales and Leasing
- Build-to-Suit Transactions
- Commercial and Residential Claims
- Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution
- Corporate Real Estate
- Development (brownfields, urban, residential and mixed use, affordable housing)
- Development Claims (including rights of way and rights to light, restrictive covenants and site due diligence)
- Development Financing
- Development Incentives*
- Disputes (including those related to REOs)
- Easements and Third-Party Rights
- Eminent Domain
- Energy Projects
- Entity Formation
- Environmental Law
- Foreclosures and Evictions
- Historic Tax Credits*
- Landlord and Tenant (including dilapidations, lease renewals and terminations, breach of covenant claims and rent reviews)
- Land Use Approvals
- Mineral Rights
- New Markets Tax Credits*
- Orders for Possession, Trespassing Disputes and Eviction
- Planning and Boundaries Work
- Property Management
- Public Utilities
- Real Estate Brokerage*
- Title Insurance and Major Claims
*Denotes a U.S.-only service offering.