Ms. Langan, a Director of the firm, concentrates her practice in the commercial area, focusing on transactions involving complex real estate issues. She assists her clients in real estate transfers, leasing and financing. Ms. Langan has represented companies in purchase and sale transactions involving Vermont’s largest ski resort, the State’s most extensive private timber holdings and multi-site telecommunication facilities. She also counsels private, state and national land conservation organizations in connection with acquisitions and sales of properties, conservation easements, organizational issues and tax exempt status. She also represents landowners involved in granting conservation easements.
Ms. Langan also represents banks and secured lenders in real estate and asset based financing transactions. She has extensive experience in loan origination and restructuring. Ms. Langan was the principal drafter of the form documents used by one of Vermont's largest banks for its real estate based commercial loans. She also helped develop form documents for cash management services. She provides advice to banks and other lenders regarding doing business in Vermont and laws affecting lending activities in Vermont.
In addition to her law practice, in 1996, Ms. Langan and her husband started Vermont's first grape vineyard and winery, Snow Farm Vineyard, in South Hero. Through the start-up of her own family business, Ms. Langan has experience in the multi-disciplines required for start-up companies. Her work with Snow Farm involved the private placement of securities, the raising of venture capital, compliance with federal and state liquor regulatory laws, immigration work, trademark filings and choice of entity for start-up companies.
Prior to moving to Vermont in 1990, Ms. Langan practiced with Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal in New York City. While at Sonnenschein, Ms. Langan represented some of the country's largest commercial lenders in a number of real estate based transactions, including several involving the purchase, sale and financing of anchor stores located in shopping centers throughout the country.