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  • Location:
    Toledo, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Real Estate Law
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Eben Adams was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Eben Adams

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Project Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Family Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Banking and Finance Law Construction Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Duluth, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Clearwater, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Tax Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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Daniel J. Bailey III was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Daniel J. Bailey III

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Southport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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John A. Barbour was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John A. Barbour

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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C. David Bargamian was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

C. David Bargamian

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Middlebury, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Elder Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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William G. Barris was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

William G. Barris

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Construction Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Georgetown, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Insurance Law Labor Law - Management Real Estate Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Banking and Finance Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Milford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Westport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Real Estate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    El Paso, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law

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Practice Area Definition

Real Estate Law Definition

The practice of real estate law involves a varied and often highly complex set of activities centering on sales and acquisitions, title, land use, environmental, development, leasing, finance, joint ventures, restructuring and workouts, and litigation. In today's environment, a full service real estate law firm should be able to offer expertise in the following areas:
  • Sales and Acquisitions. The representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of the various kinds of real estate including office buildings, retail centers, hotels, industrial properties, residential properties, and manufactured housing communities.
  • Title. The examination of title to real estate, evaluation of title exceptions, and negotiation of title insurance policies.
  • Land Use and Environmental. Land use entitlements, due diligence investigations, Brownfield developments, and compliance with Environmental Laws and federal and state Endangered Species Acts.
  • Development. The negotiation and preparation of development and construction agreements and the other documents required to develop and construct office buildings, shopping centers, mixed-use projects, free-standing units, and industrial sites.
  • Leasing. The negotiation and preparation of office, retail, and industrial leases and long-term ground leases.
  • Finance. The representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate secured loan originations, loan sales, and purchases and other debt arrangements, including permanent financings, construction loans, bridge loans, conduit loans, mezzanine loans, shared appreciation loans, and portfolios of non-performing loans.
  • Joint Ventures. A very large proportion of real estate transactions involve joint ventures between capital sources and developers. Therefore, a real estate firm must be in position to structure and negotiate partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and other forms of joint venture arrangements and advise on the tax aspects of the transactions.
  • Restructuring and Workouts. Not all real estate transactions are successful. Real estate lawyers therefore, must be in position to advise lenders, borrowers, partners, landlords, tenants, and developers when a transaction goes bad. This will involve transactional, bankruptcy, tax, and litigation work. It will include loan modifications, foreclosures, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, discounted loan payoffs, loan forbearances, REO sales, joint venture modifications, buy/sells, forced sales, lease and development modifications, bankruptcies, receivership actions, and guarantee actions.
  • Litigation. Litigation in the real estate area involves the representations of real estate owners, buyers, sellers, lessors, brokers, lenders, and developers in, among other things, contract disputes, mechanics lien and construction disputes, eminent domain proceedings, title disputes, loan service and foreclosure issues, and bankruptcy.
The practice of real estate law involves a varied and often highly complex set of activities centering on sales and acquisitions, title, land use, environmental, development, leasing, finance, joint ventures, restructuring and workouts, and litigation. In today's environment, a full service real estate law firm should be able to offer expertise in the following areas:
  • Sales and Acquisitions. The representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of the various kinds of real estate including office buildings, retail centers, hotels, industrial properties, residential properties, and manufactured housing communities.
  • Title. The examination of title to real estate, evaluation of title exceptions, and negotiation of title insurance policies.
  • Land Use and Environmental. Land use entitlements, due diligence investigations, Brownfield developments, and compliance with Environmental Laws and federal and state Endangered Species Acts.
  • Development. The negotiation and preparation of development and construction agreements and the other documents required to develop and construct office buildings, shopping centers, mixed-use projects, free-standing units, and industrial sites.
  • Leasing. The negotiation and preparation of office, retail, and industrial leases and long-term ground leases.
  • Finance. The representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate secured loan originations, loan sales, and purchases and other debt arrangements, including permanent financings, construction loans, bridge loans, conduit loans, mezzanine loans, shared appreciation loans, and portfolios of non-performing loans.
  • Joint Ventures. A very large proportion of real estate transactions involve joint ventures between capital sources and developers. Therefore, a real estate firm must be in position to structure and negotiate partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and other forms of joint venture arrangements and advise on the tax aspects of the transactions.
  • Restructuring and Workouts. Not all real estate transactions are successful. Real estate lawyers therefore, must be in position to advise lenders, borrowers, partners, landlords, tenants, and developers when a transaction goes bad. This will involve transactional, bankruptcy, tax, and litigation work. It will include loan modifications, foreclosures, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, discounted loan payoffs, loan forbearances, REO sales, joint venture modifications, buy/sells, forced sales, lease and development modifications, bankruptcies, receivership actions, and guarantee actions.
  • Litigation. Litigation in the real estate area involves the representations of real estate owners, buyers, sellers, lessors, brokers, lenders, and developers in, among other things, contract disputes, mechanics lien and construction disputes, eminent domain proceedings, title disputes, loan service and foreclosure issues, and bankruptcy.