Stephen W. Snively is a real estate lawyer who represents
commercial real estate lenders, buyers, sellers, developers, investors, owners
and managers. He also represents clients on other business matters.
His extensive experience representing banks, insurance companies and other
institutional lenders, involves the negotiation, documentation, closing, sale,
assignment and workout of complex commercial real estate loans. This includes
assuring compliance with lender requirements, development of strategies for the
limitation of lender liability, the negotiation and drafting of loan assignment
documents and resolution of issues relating to mortgagee's title insurance.
His work with developers, investors and owners of commercial real estate
encompasses the negotiation and drafting of acquisition and development
documents (purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, construction
contracts, declarations of covenants etc.), documents for loans (acquisition,
construction and re-finance), leases and reciprocal easement agreements. It also
includes the issuance of title insurance, survey review, coordination and
conducting of complex due diligence reviews, Section 1031 tax deferred exchanges
and zoning, permitting and land use approvals.
His commercial real estate loan workout practice involves the negotiation and
drafting of forbearance agreements and the coordination of specialized teams of
attorneys handling such related matters as environmental contamination, land use
entitlements, construction liens, foreclosures and bankruptcies.
Included among the types of real estate projects with which he has been
involved are retail centers (urban, neighborhood, big-box, restaurants and
outparcels), high-rise office buildings, apartment complexes, mixed-use
projects, residential developments, warehouse/industrial properties, a Las Vegas
casino, regional aquariums and marinas.
Mr. Snively serves as Honorary Consul for The Republic of Namibia in the
state of Florida and is available to assist businesses and philanthropic
organizations with activities in Namibia. He also established Scholarship for
Namibia, Inc. to provide scholarships to the students at The Polytechnic of
Namibia seeking degrees in land surveying, planning and management. Upon
graduation, these students agree to assist the government in its national