For more than 25 years, Spotts Fain has been recognized for our professional resources and capacity to help our clients resolve complex legal matters relating to commercial real estate transactions and litigation. We deliver value to our clients not only through the efficient negotiation and closing of purchase, sale and lease transactions, but through our strong relationships with national title companies, surveyors and environmental consultants, we are able to save our client's valuable resources by coordinating real estate diligence throughout the United States. We also work with our clients to develop fixed fee and other alternative billing arrangements, as well as team rooms and other cost-effective methods of communication. Our real estate attorneys represent national retailers, developers, public companies, shopping center owners and tenants in all aspects of commercial real estate law including:


  • Ground leases
  • Shopping center leases for "big box", anchor, in-line, end cap and kiosk locations
  • Sale-leasebacks
  • Lease extensions and renewals
  • Tenant estoppel certificates and non-disturbance agreements
  • Lease termination agreements, subleases and lease assignments

Real Estate Acquisition, Sale and Development

  • Letters of intent, access and confidentiality agreements
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Option agreements
  • Easement agreements, operating agreements and restrictive covenants
  • Condominium creation and conversion, association formation, management and representation
  • Construction agreements
  • Closings, refinances and restructuring including Conventional financing and SBA Loans
  • Commercial real estate development, duplex condominiums, multi-family housing HUD 221(d)(4) Loans
  • Construction financing, including institutional and private market funding
  • Zoning and land use permitting
  • Bankruptcy, insolvency, foreclosure and workouts
  • IRS 1031 Tax-Free Deferred Exchanges of real property

Real Estate Services

  • Retail roll-out programs
  • Lease administration and property management
  • Due diligence coordination (title, survey, environmental)
  • Excess property disposition
  • Dispute mediation, commercial litigation regarding adverse possession, boundaries and actions to quiet title
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