Real Estate & Commercial Finance
Ledgewood’s forward-thinking approach gets deals done.
Our Commercial Finance attorneys provide sophisticated and practical counsel to REITs, private equity funds, investors, developers, institutional lenders, national banks, finance companies and public and private businesses.
Our market awareness and institutional knowledge serves as an advantage to our clients. Whether structuring commercial loans for working capital, construction, asset stabilization, refinancing or acquisitions, our team is experienced in successfully driving complex deals involving millions of dollars.
Instead of over-complicating transactions, we take a deal-driven approach focused on reasonable market terms to achieve the best and most efficient outcome.
Ledgewood competes toe-to-toe with largest firms in the world, delivering the same cutting-edge representation at an affordable cost.
Real Estate Finance
Ledgewood’s Commercial Finance attorneys are familiar with the unique nuances to structuring different types of real estate transactions. We assist financial institutions, REITs and other lenders in staffing deals to be sure they are done thoroughly but efficiently.
Our attorneys achieve optimal results for clients by seamlessly structuring loans and equity investments to provide both lender protection and maximum upside flexibility. We counsel clients on:
- floating rate bridge loans
- long-term loans
- fixed-rate loans
- mezzanine loans
- securitized transactions, including CMBS financing
- loan portfolio acquisitions, including distressed loans
- loan workouts
- defeasance transactions
- loan participations
- revolving lines of credit
- A/B structured transactions
- Private equity transactions
Our attorneys also advise clients in preferred equity matters. Though these deals have a similar risk and return profile to mezzanine financing, they differ significantly in mechanics and enforcement. This is where our team comes in. We are well-versed in configuring and negotiating the payments, provisions, as well as rights and controls of the investor.
Utilizing a combination of experience and regulatory knowledge, our attorneys offer practical, solutions-oriented advice regarding capital preservation, risk management, and the many significant legal, business, and regulatory complexities that our clients face.
Most importantly, Ledgewood’s Commercial Finance attorneys prioritize our clients’ long-term goals at every stage of every matter.
Acquisition, Disposition & Joint Ventures
Ledgewood’s Real Estate attorneys counsel clients in acquisitions, dispositions, development, construction and financing deals, including multi-property portfolio transactions. We apply our knowledge of financing, partnerships, and tax planning to provide effective and strategic representation in every deal.
REITs, developers, banks, lenders, retail chains and other organizations rely on our attorneys to be sure their transaction is handled competently and efficiently. Our team assists clients in:
- review of title documents, surveys, and title insurance commitments
- negotiation and drafting of real estate documents
- formation of business entities to address liability and tax issues
- due diligence and analysis
Our attorneys also provide comprehensive representation with respect to the structuring of joint ventures. We protect our clients’ interest while structuring the ownership entity, advising on the relevant tax implications, and negotiating and drafting all related documents, including LLC and partnership agreements.
We are highly skilled in bringing together parties with diverse strengths and common goals. Notably, our team helps clients balance their interests and the success of the venture.
Ledgewood’s Real Estate attorneys have earned a reputation as creative thinkers and problem-solvers when it comes to addressing the needs of leasing clients. Our attorneys offer practical guidance through the process that is fine-tuned to the client’s goals and the market.
Over the years, our lawyers have drafted and negotiated to completion hundreds of leases and related documents on behalf of commercial landlords and tenants. We provide counsel on:
- retail, office and industrial leasing
- expansions and contractions
- extensions and early terminations
- restructures and subleases
Ledgewood’s representations have encompassed millions of square feet, including office, industrial, warehouse, flex and retail locations across the United States. Clients range from institutional landlords and major corporate tenants with many locations nationwide to smaller regional and local companies with a single office or retails store.
Ledgewood’s real estate team includes two of the most seasoned industrial leasing attorneys in the country. This experience, combined with familiarity with the market, allows us to focus on issues of importance to our clients and get the deal done.
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