We represent private and publicly traded companies, pension funds, banks and other institutional investors, REITs, developers and governmental agencies in purchase and sale transactions involving freehold and leasehold interests in real property, and shares or other equity interests in real estate related enterprises. We act for clients acquiring and disposing of individual and portfolios of office, retail, industrial, hospitality, infrastructure, energy and mining properties. We can quickly mobilize our experienced lawyers and paralegals to undertake a full range of efficient and sophisticated due diligence reviews of all types of real estate assets and real estate enterprises.
We are frequently engaged to advise on structuring complex cross-border real estate investments. We work closely with members of our Tax Practice to advise our clients in the strategic assessment and planning of ownership and financing structures that produce optimal tax-efficient deal structures.
We also work with members of our Environmental Practice to identify and deal with potential environmental risks and issues associated with real estate ownership.