Real Estate

Dickinson Wright’s real estate practice is extremely sophisticated and varied. The depth and breadth of our experience is evidenced by our national representation of a wide range of clients (developers, contractors, lenders, corporations, nonprofits, government, etc.) involved in all aspects of real estate. More than 50 of our attorneys, located in each of our offices, are regularly involved in real estate matters.

Additionally, our team works closely with Dickinson Wright lawyers in complementary areas, such as environmental law, corporate law, tax, litigation and municipal finance.

Some of the real estate practice’s primary areas of expertise include:

  • Acquisitions, development and sale: Involvement in all aspects of the process, including permitting, land use and zoning, governmental incentives, construction contracting and Brownfields development for commercial, residential, industrial and mixed-use projects, and property tax appeals.
  • Leasing: Assisting landlords, developers and tenants in the leasing and sub-leasing of all commercial property types, including office, commercial, industrial, health care and entertainment/mixed-use properties.
  • Financing: Representing both borrowers and lenders with all forms of real estate financing, including construction and longer-term commercial and multifamily commercial mortgage transactions (including CMBS and GSE loans), multi-state sale-leaseback transactions, synthetic leases, public and tax-exempt bond financing (handled by the firm’s Municipal Finance Department), and workouts, loan restructuring and foreclosures.