Our attorneys in the real estate practice provide all-inclusive real estate capabilities for institutional investors and developers. They represent developers and land owners nationally and internationally in connection with all aspects of the construction process- often involving large-scale developments and rehabilitations. They counsel clients who form partnerships, limited liability companies and trusts for real estate transactions, providing advice on  business and tax implications, and setting up and maintaining the records for such entities.

The lawyers in El-Aref International Law Office assist at all phases of development: pre-acquisition assessment, acquisition, permitting, conveyancing and leasing. They also counsel clients on land use matters, including subdivision matters, planning and zoning issues.

We are actively engaged in creating and negotiating joint ventures involving owners and investors to facilitate real estate development.  We represent lenders in connection with commercial real estate mortgage loans. We represent both landlords and tenants in the leasing of real estate properties of all types, with a particular focus on the leasing of large area office buildings and other commercial/industrial properties.  In addition, we represent a broad range of corporate clients in their lease negotiations and other transactions with landlords.

Our institutional clients routinely turn to us for advice on developing strategies for problem mortgage loans and other distressed real estate transactions. We are particularly skilled in multi-jurisdictional real estate deals and have had significant involvement in negotiating and implementing reorganization plans for troubled real estate projects.

While the emphasis of the real estate group is on transactional and planning matters, it is supported by our team of litigation attorneys, proficient in resolving disputes concerning real estate, creditors rights, and permit matters.