Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Real Estate Team is well-known for handling sophisticated transactions involving real estate properties throughout the United States. Real estate players of all types rely on our advice to assist with their critical business objectives and with the continuing management of their real estate assets. Whether real estate is their primary business or an important asset, our clients turn to our highly experienced team to handle their real estate acquisitions, dispositions, investments, financing, development and leasing matters, as well as to handle disputes that may arise in the course of such transactions. With more than forty lawyers across the U.S., our Real Estate Team possesses the breadth to handle projects of any scale or complexity, as well as the depth of location-specific experience necessary for success in several key U.S. real estate markets.
Ranked as a top-tier real estate group in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the publication quoted clients by praising our “extremely strong team” as one of the “go-to groups for large, complex real estate transactional work.”
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Many of our real estate lawyers are recognized as leaders in the real estate legal and business communities and are often consulted as “lawyer’s lawyers.” Our team consists of members of legal and industry groups including the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, CREW Network, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and National Association of College and University Attorneys. Our lawyers frequently serve as members of faculty and lecturers at seminars and educational institutions. Four of our partners are members of the prestigious American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Our real estate attorneys are highly valued by clients because they are experienced business attorneys who understand the business and legal issues involved with owning or operating real estate and are able to provide cost-efficient representation to achieve our clients’ goals. We offer a one-stop shop to real estate investors for structuring commercial real estate projects involving complex, interdisciplinary issues ranging, for example, from risk of environmental claims, to compliance with corporate, securities and other regulatory laws, to minimization of tax liability. Clients also benefit from our advice with respect to the monetization of noncore real estate assets, including sales and leasebacks and other financial strategies. We handle due diligence review and inventory of real estate assets in mergers and acquisitions as well as advise our clients on structures for management of real estate assets.