Commercial real estate transactions, which include everything from purchasing and selling property to commercial lending and leasing, require considerable legal skill. The commercial real estate market is generally more complex than the residential real estate market and is governed by a number of different laws. While some clients’ needs are fairly routine, others have special requirements that necessitate a responsive and adaptive law firm. No matter the nature of your commercial real estate deal or project, you have a dedicated ally in SederLaw.
Commercial Real Estate Clients We Represent
Because of the diverse matters that are inherent to commercial real estate, SederLaw represents a wide array of clients. Regardless of the size or type of transaction in question, our attorneys are ready to represent your best interests. Our clients include:
- Property owners
- Building owners and managers
- Retail businesses
- Real estate investors
- Commercial property buyers and sellers
- Commercial landlords and tenants
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Lenders and borrowers
SederLaw has developed long-lasting relationships with these and other clients who know they can depend upon us for their legal needs. As a result, our firm has come to be trusted in the commercial real estate community to provide the necessary knowledge to tackle any project.
Commercial Real Estate Legal Matters We Handle
Whatever your exact commercial real estate need is, our practice group is ready to handle it with the commitment and seriousness you expect. SederLaw represents clients in these matters (among others):
Purchase and sale agreements
Our experienced attorneys can draft, modify, or review your commercial purchase and sale agreements. Because these agreements are contracts, they require certain terms to ensure that your interests in the transaction are protected. We understand the importance of these agreements and will help you understand the rights and obligations you have under them.
Commercial Real Estate: Due diligence
A number of parties to commercial real estate transactions, from buyers and sellers to investors, want to get the most value possible out of the deal. This is where due diligence comes in. The objective of this process is to ensure that any potential problems with the property are discovered and corrected before you sign any papers.
Before you decide to purchase commercial real estate, you need to ensure the seller of the property actually owns it. A comprehensive title review will determine this and will uncover related issues, such as any liens that exist on the property. We can also assist you in obtaining title insurance.
Commercial Real Estate Financing
You may need to secure a loan to purchase the commercial real property you want. A loan may also be used to pay for a project on land you already own, such as a new building or other expansion. We will help you line up the financing you require and review any related paperwork so you fully understand your obligations pertaining to the loan.
Zoning and Land Use
These two issues go hand-in-hand and will determine whether the commercial project you intend for the property meets the requirements of all applicable ordinances and regulations. Our firm can also assist with rezoning or obtaining a variance, as well as other zoning and land use issues.
Commercial real estate projects often raise environmental issues, especially if the land being developed is located in a coastal or other sensitive regions. You may already own the property and want to ensure compliance with state and federal environmental laws. Or you may be in the market for property and want to understand how these issues may affect the transaction. Either way, we can help.
Leasing and Landlord-Tenant Matters
If you are a commercial landlord or tenant, you will need assistance with drafting and executing leases. Our firm negotiates and reviews these agreements with the exact needs of our clients in mind. We also represent parties in landlord-tenant litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Our firm represents contractors and subcontractors in various construction issues involving commercial real property. This includes such varied matters as obtaining a construction loan; contract drafting, review, and modification; addressing disputes that arise during the project; and much more.
SederLaw can handle all aspects of the closing process, including escrow, verification of signing authority, due diligence, and drafting and processing all closing documents. We represent commercial real estate clients from start to finish and will answer whatever questions or concerns you have along the way.
Other Commercial Real Estate Matters We Assist With
SederLaw also represents clients with respect to the following:
- Lien enforcement and removal
- Condemnation and eminent domain
- Boundary disputes
- Title defects
- Representations and warranties
- Appearances before administrative bodies
- Government and regulatory matters
- Community relations
- Compliance with local, state, and federal laws
Contact Our Worcester Commercial Real Estate Attorney
In addition to legal issues, commercial real estate entails broad practical considerations such as market conditions along with issues that are specific to various industries like food service and hospitality. You deserve a law firm that will work to achieve the best possible outcome from both a legal and business perspective. If you’re ready to discuss your commercial real estate transaction or project, contact SederLaw today.