GFC represents clients in all types of real estate transactions, including financing, acquisition and development, commercial multi-tenant, office and mixed use, disposition of real property, conversions, landlord and tenant representation, mediation, entitlements, task force and tax-deferred exchanges. In addition, the firm is experienced at resolving disputes involving conflicts among parties to a contracts, CC&R restrictions, land zoning, land use and development and property nuisances.
The firm’s attorneys have broad experience in complex real estate litigation involving purchasers and sellers, lenders and borrowers, landlords and tenants, subtenants, municipalities and property managers as well as construction defect litigation.
Attorneys of our firm have acted as principals as well as legal counsel in hundreds of real estate and business transactions giving us a perspective edge and as businessmen as well as attorneys. We are intimately familiar with what it takes to transform undeveloped property into income-producing property and have an understanding of real estate construction and development process that exceeds other traditional real estate attorney’s services.
Specific Real Estate Practice Areas
Real Estate Financing – Representation of lenders and borrowers in: Acquisition, Construction, Permanent, Refinances, Residential and Commercial, Conventional and Private
Commercial Real Estate Restructuring/ Workouts – negotiating, bargaining, and problem solving to reach creative and efficient results; representation of both lenders and borrowers have provided us a unique perspective of the goals and objectives of each party to a real estate workout
Real Estate Development – all types of transactions in the development process, from land planning, entitlement and due diligence through land acquisition and assemblage, project finance (interim, permanent, public or private), entity selection and formation, design and construction, leasing and disposition.
Construction Contracts – construction and surety contracts, and advice in resolving construction and surety disputes; drafting appropriate contracts with sureties, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and consultants, and in resolving contract disputes, lien issues and surety claims; safeguard anticipated project costs, protect project timetables and guard against litigation risk.
Real Estate Litigation – Many of our clients are directly or indirectly involved in the real estate business which generate real estate disputes of all kinds, necessitating our active real estate litigation practice. Disputes involve properties including office buildings, shopping centers, restaurants, apartments, condominiums, raw land, and residential housing; title disputes, deed restrictions, zoning, boundary disputes, partition agreements, lease violations, adverse possession, foreclosures, lien priority disputes, lien validity disputes, lis pendens actions, options, rights of first refusal, commission disputes, unrecorded instruments, forgeries, bankruptcy issues, mechanics liens, fraudulent conveyances, and trespass.