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Commercial real estate deals are among the most complex transactions any business can undertake. The mix of financial, regulatory and operational issues is unique for each project in every geographic area. With more than 30 real estate lawyers, Andrews Kurth has the strength to provide legal assistance for closing the full gamut of commercial real estate transactions. Our practice background includes:  

Andrews Kurth represents corporate owners, institutional lenders, equity investors/pension advisors, commercial developers and landlords on national and international projects, from sports stadiums to corporate headquarters and international hotel chains.

Retail and office leasing is a particular practice strength and we frequently counsel landlords of office complexes with over one million square feet.

Commercial Real Estate Projects

We represent clients in financing, buying, selling, developing and leasing property and have considerable experience in corporate facilities management. We helped to facilitate development and investment projects throughout North America, including:

Our major real estate clients include:

With comprehensive firm-wide resources in banking, construction, environmental, securitization and tax law, we work to ensure a smooth process from start to finish.  When related issues in land use, joint ventures, restructuring, foreclosures and bankruptcy arise, our lawyers promptly address and resolve these concerns and keep transitions on track.  

Real Estate Finance

Transactions in today's market also involve complex creditor relationships, and our attorneys regularly navigate the intercreditor agreement maze. From historic buildings in Manhattan to self-storage facilities in San Diego, we have represented lenders and investors at each level of the capital structure in transactions in all 50 states including: 

Commercial Mortgage Backed Securitizations (CMBS)

Andrews Kurth is among the few national law firms that actively represents clients in all segments of the CMBS industry. We represent clients in their fusing the origination, securitization and servicing lines of business.

In our role as counsel to loan servicers, we represent master, primary and special servicers in connection with all facets of CMBS issues. Our experience includes:

Real Estate Energy Infrastructure

We provide integral legal assistance to clients who are acquiring, financing or developing oil and gas, pipeline or electric generating facilities throughout the United States. Our lawyers respond to real estate concerns every phase of the process, from resolving platting and zoning issues to handling environmental and permitting matters.  We also regularly negotiate and draft:

Real Estate Litigation and Disputes

When real estate disputes occur, our trial lawyers have experience in representing all key players—from developers and lenders, including insurance companies, pension funds and servicers, to property owners, brokers and tenants. We understand strategies that work in claims concerning:

Clients can benefit from the full resources of our Litigation practice group and the advocacy of lawyers skilled in efficient and effective dispute resolution and risk management.

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