We provide effective and sophisticated representation for commercial real estate transactions as well as for business transactions.
We served as legal counsel for the acquisition of $26,000,000 office complex in Pennsylvania; sale of $24,400,000 shopping center in New Jersey; acquisition of 550,000 sf shopping center in Michigan; acquisition and finance of 460,000 sf outlet mall in Pennsylvania; sale of $27,000,000 shopping center in New Jersey; acquisition of commercial investment properties in New York, West Virginia, New Jersey, Arizona, Pennsylvania, California, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Minnesota, Colorado, Mississippi, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Maine, Delaware, Virginia, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
The firm frequently serves as local counsel for acquisition, loan, and leasing transactions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the District of Columbia. For loan transactions involving Delaware special purpose entities, we can provide the Authority to File and State Law opinions, as well as opinions of counsel regarding UCC issues relevant to pledges and mezzanine financing. We can provide opinions of counsel for commercial loan documents governed by Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and District of Columbia law.
The firm acts as outside general counsel for businesses that do not have in-house legal staff, handling contract preparation and negotiation; investor, shareholder, and entity issues; and asset acquisition, leasing, and finance.
We have formed over eighty corporations, fifty-five limited partnerships, and one hundred fifty limited liability companies for our clients. We understand investor and partner issues; we anticipate possible conflicts and are proactive to create structures that embody working solutions.
We have assisted with more than two hundred ninety IRC Section 1031 and 1033 tax-deferred exchanges in the past ten years with replacement property value in excess of $825,000,000. Replacement properties included properties net-leased to Walgreens, CVS, Eckerd, Federal Express, and Shaw’s Supermarkets. We have extensive experience with reverse exchanges, improvements exchanges, net-zero exchanges, and tenant-in-common exchanges.
We have represented borrowers in over ninety permanent loan transactions involving Wall Street lenders including Wells Fargo, Wachovia Bank, Barclays, CIBC, Bear Stearns, Artesia, GMAC, Deutsche Bank, LaSalle Bank, and Credit Suisse, and involving life insurance companies including Principal, Prudential, Sun Life, and Protective Life with funding in excess of $990,000,000.
The firm has acted as lead counsel in the ground-up developments of 255,000 sf, 145,000 sf, 245,000 sf, and 110,000 sf shopping centers, including all aspects of acquisition, tenant leasing, out-parcel sales, and construction and permanent financing. We have represented owners for architectural and construction contracts, development agreements, and management agreements.
The firm has represented landlords in lease negotiations with national retailers including Target, Wal-Mart, Trader Joe’s, Home Depot, Dollar General, Qdoba, Genuardi’s, Lowe’s, Harmon Cosmetics, McDonalds, AT&T, Wawa, Staples, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Wachovia Bank, Cingular, Commerce Bank, CVS, Sleepy’s, TJ Maxx, Radio Shack, Giant Foods, Metro Supermarkets, Hallmark, SuperValu Supermarkets, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Starbucks, Blockbuster, and The Limited.