The real estate attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg offer legal services necessary to take a parcel of land from initial purchase through the completion of a real estate project. These services include rezoning and land-use planning; negotiation of financing; project development, including platting, preparation of covenants and restrictions, easements and operating agreements; organization of owners' associations and development of architectural standards; leasing, sale, or tax-free exchange of the completed project; and any other matters, including litigation, which may be encountered before, during, and after the completion of a project.
We also enjoy a substantial opinion practice, rendering opinions for borrowers and lenders in connection with complex financing and other transactions involving real and personal property, including leveraged leasing and sale/leasebacks. Our real estate attorneys are experienced in all aspects of enforcing the rights of secured parties through foreclosure and the exercise of other remedies available under applicable law. The Real Estate Law Group also has an extensive leasing practice, which includes the preparation and review of leases and their enforcement. Members frequently advise clients with respect to lease disputes and have litigated major issues of landlord-tenant law in state and federal courts.
Our real estate attorneys also have national experience in transactions involving low-income housing and new markets and historic tax credits, and have represented investors, syndicators, developers and financial institutions in all aspects of these highly complex tax credit financing transactions.