Why select WLS as your real estate counsel?
Senior-level attorney with more than 25 years of
broad-based real estate transaction experience
spanning most asset classes
Creative use of basic or complex debt and equity
structures to meet the needs of each specific transaction
Collaborative approach facilitated by modern
technology encourages win-win solutions
How can WLS help your real estate business?
Turnkey commercial real estate transaction
representation from purchase agreement negotiation
Assistance with due diligence and capital stack
structuring, including LLC formation, joint venture
agreements, and private placement memoranda, and
review and negotiation of loan documents
Ongoing legal support with real estate operations,
including lease preparation and negotiation
Real Estate Transactions
With more than 25 years of real estate transaction experience spanning multiple asset classes, Whitman Legal Solutions can manage clients’ real estate transactions from start to finish or provide more limited representation as needed. In addition, Whitman Legal Solutions is available to assist in obtaining necessary governmental consents or approvals required for a particular transaction and to provide advice on any federal, state or local governmental reporting/disclosure requirements that may be necessary.
Real Estate Ownership Structure and Finance
Whether you are acquiring or refinancing commercial real estate, Whitman Legal Solutions has experience negotiating real estate joint ventures, as well as CMBS, agency, mezzanine, construction, bridge, and bank loans, even in the face of complex ownership or lender structures. Whitman Legal Services prides itself in structuring transactions and ownership structures so as to minimize closing costs and federal or state income taxes. Elizabeth Whitman also has extensive experience with structuring Section 1031 exchanges.
Whitman Legal Solutions also can help find practical and efficient solutions for distressed commercial real estate challenges via loan renegotiations, lease restructurings, foreclosure and receivership defense, and deeds-in-lieu negotiations.
Real Estate Development
Real estate developers will appreciate Whitman Legal Solutions’ proactive approach in meeting the conflicting needs of owners, developers, lenders, and other stakeholders to find common ground and reach appropriate, cost-effective solutions to meet real estate development and construction goals. From due diligence, acquisition, and financing, to construction, leasing, and disposition, by finding a timely, cost-effective agreement among all parties, your project can move forward smoothly.
Real Estate Securities
Whitman Legal Solutions guides real estate securities clients through the process step-by-step, from preparation of private placement memoranda and other offering documents, to preparation and submission of state and federal filings, assistance with preparing and negotiating broker-dealer and selling group agreements, and advice on investor relations matters. Whitman Legal Solutions’ focus is on finding creative and cost-effective ways to structure real estate securities offerings to meet client needs.
Commercial Leasing and Operations
Owners and property management companies can utilize Whitman Legal Solutions to protect owners’ interests through preparing, reviewing, and negotiating leases for landlord and tenants, including commercial leasing, free standing net leases, office leases and subleases, retail leases for both strip malls and large, regional malls, and flex space. Whitman Legal Solutions is also available to assist owners and managers of multifamily, student housing, senior housing, office, and retail properties with creation of lease forms, including compliance with legal disclosure requirements specific to their business operations as well as all services listed under Business Law.