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Real Estate

Whether or not real estate is the everyday focus of your business, it is a major cost or asset to manage. Our transaction team brings focused diligence to help you understand, maximize value, and avoid surprises when buying, selling, financing, developing, leasing, and constructing real estate assets. Our lawyers listen carefully, then guide you to your objectives with our experience to structure, negotiate, document, and manage your specific real estate asset transaction.

We understand the perspective of lenders and investors in project financing, as well as the urgent project cycle demands of developers, long-term owners, and major tenants in residential, commercial, retail, and industrial real estate projects in Oregon and Washington. Our transaction team also coordinates specialized tax, land use, litigation, and environmental assistance with your team of real estate professionals to get your real estate project to the finish line when you need results.

For the latest updates on real estate transactions and finance law visit our blog, From the Ground Up.

Representative Experience

Represented hotel developer as lessee in 20-year ground lease upon which developer constructed a major hotel at the Portland International Airport.
  • Prepared condominium documentation for a four tower mixed use development with an underground public parking garage, commercial and office space, apartments, and nested residential condominium units.
  • Prepared condominium documentation for several office, commercial and industrial buildings in Washington and Oregon.
  • Converted several apartment buildings and duplexes into condominiums.
Represented real estate developer in conversion and rehabilitation of warehouse building located in Pearl District in Portland, Oregon. Services included representation on acquisition, financing, conversion of building to condominium, leasing of ground-floor retail space to restaurant and other retailers, and sale of penthouse condominium units.
Managed due diligence process, prepared letter of intent, and negotiated and prepared acquisition agreement and all other transaction documentation in $30 million strategic acquisition of target corporation effected through an exchange of shares by private-equity-backed company, with simultaneous negotiation of new credit line terms from our client’s principal lender.
Represented national bank in deed-in-lieu transaction in which residential developer conveyed multiple subdivisions to bank and made substantial payment in exchange for release.