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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Entertainment Law - Music
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Toledo, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Derivatives and Futures Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Public Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Tax Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Economic Development Law Real Estate Law Construction Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Financial Services Regulation Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Sports Law CleanTech Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Public Finance Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Fort Myers, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Real Estate Law Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Real Estate Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
Dean N. Alterman was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Dean N. Alterman

Alterman Law Group PC
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Construction Law Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Duluth, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Land Use and Zoning Law Tax Law Construction Law Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI / DWI Defense Commercial Finance Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Port Washington, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Family Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Real Estate Law Trusts and Estates Elder Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Litigation - Real Estate Community Association Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law International Trade and Finance Law Project Finance Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Water Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Smithfield, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Family Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Union Employment Law - Individuals Real Estate Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Mediation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Trusts and Estates Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Tax Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Franchise Law Commercial Litigation Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Municipal Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Education Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Government Relations Practice Municipal Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Southport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Real Estate Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Health Care Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Health Care Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Aviation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Civil Rights Law Family Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Health Care Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Railroad Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Gaming Law
Lawyer
John A. "Jack" Barbour was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John A. "Jack" Barbour

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Real Estate Law Labor Law - Management Environmental Law Energy Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Middlebury, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Elder Law Real Estate Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law Employment Law - Individuals Real Estate Law Labor Law - Management Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Commercial Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Galveston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Project Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • 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.