- Preparation, review, and negotiation
of all legal documents pertaining to real estate interests, including purchase
and sale agreements, commitments of purchase and sale, exchanges, payments in
kind, real estate guarantees, construction, contracting, rental and lease
agreements, built to suit lease, sale and lease-back, rural lease, real estate
partnerships, surface rights, and real estate transfers effectuated pursuant to
- Structuring of ventures for real
estate development, including parcels, subdivisions, shopping malls, hotels and
hotel flats, and collective ownership (condominium) arrangements involving
residential, commercial, industrial, hospital, and club properties.
- Review and filing of real estate
documents with registries and due diligence investigations involving real
estate, including preparation of memoranda addressing legal issues ancillary to
real estate transactions.
- Preparation and review of real
property guarantees, such as fiduciary transfers and mortgages.
- Structuring of real estate funds, debt
bonds offerings, and securitizations involving real estate assets in connection
with other areas of the firm.
- Real estate due diligence in support
of corporate and capital market transactions, and joint review of real estate
issues with other firm practice areas in order to identify commercial, tax,
environmental, and corporate issues bearing on real estate.
- Advice about regulations affecting the
acquisition of rural properties by foreign parties, including pending reforms
affecting restrictions on ownership by foreigners and foreign-controlled
- Provision of updates about pending
legal developments affecting real estate industry clients.