The process of documenting, negotiating and closing real estate transactions in an efficient manner requires a legal partner with industry expertise and experience. Dickinson Wright regularly handles real estate sales and purchase transactions for commercial, nonprofit, bank and governmental clients nationwide, for a variety of property types, including vacant land, office, retail (from large regional malls to urban city centers and outlet centers to neighborhood shopping centers), industrial, healthcare, senior living, education, student housing, self-storage, multifamily apartments, condominiums, parking facilities, multi-use facilities, manufactured housing communities, hotels and specialty-use properties (including extensive experience with gaming/casino facilities, restaurants, arenas and sports and entertainment properties).
Many of our team members have industry-related certifications, giving Dickinson Wright proven expertise in the real estate industry. Our team can also provide expert assistance in related practice areas, including: tax structuring of ownership entities, Section 1031 exchanges, permitting, zoning, land use litigation, resolution of the issues, easements, covenants, conditions, restrictions, property tax matters, liquor licensing, planned use developments, condominiums, financing, leasing, environmental due diligence, architectural and construction contracting, green building, green leasing and establishing working relationships with governmental agencies.
Our regular involvement in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and real estate sections of the American Bar Association along with various state and national bar associations help keep us up-to-date on real estate industry developments.
Some of the areas of expertise within the acquisitions & dispositions practice include:
- Land assemblage for commercial use, sporting facilities, parks and conservation, arenas, casinos and other developments.
- Site acquisitions for retail, industrial, housing and other types of development.
- Acquisitions and dispositions of office complexes, residential projects, retail facilities, industrial facilities, hotel properties and shopping centers.
- Acquisition and disposition of bank owned properties.