Real Estate

AEGIS real estate attorneys combine savvy business acumen with legal knowledge, tailoring each transaction to your specific needs. The depth of our team and our pragmatic approach, allowed AEGIS to build one of the premier real estate law practices in the country. We help clients succeed through our broad knowledge of both the real estate and construction industries, utilizing a practical, business-oriented approach. Our clients include investment banks, real estate funds, lenders, developers, institutional investors, large businesses, real estate and property companies, retailers and individuals. Our attorneys regularly handle acquisitions and disposition of real estate, joint ventures, commercial leasing, real estate development, real estate tax structuring and more.

Our experienced attorneys regularly handle the acquisition and disposition of all real estate types, including industrial, commercial, residential and warehouse real estate. We represent a wide variety of buyers and sellers, including investment funds and REITs, developers, investors and financial institutions. AEGIS professionals regularly handle the preparation and negotiation of purchase, sale and option agreements, as well as related due diligence and title and survey reviews. For each negotiation we utilize a pragmatic approach, structuring transactions to achieve our client’s business goals and to minimize risk.

AEGIS attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating and structuring complex real estate joint ventures in the acquisition, financing, development and operation of all classes of real estate. We can handle everything from joint venture acquisitions of single real estate properties, to creating complex agreements governing long-term joint venture agreements. Our expertise in both real estate and tax law allows us to craft sophisticated deals, enabling our clients to minimize taxes and make projects economically viable. We’ve also worked closely with equity investors, developers, and municipal clients to form and manage complex public-private ventures, giving us broad experience across a wide variety of joint venture transactions.
Lease agreements can have immediate and long-term consequences for your business. That’s why AEGIS attorneys can help you negotiate or extend your commercial lease and advise you when problems arise. We can also advise you on commercial lease termination, subordination and non-disturbance agreements, a landlord’s waiver or consent, title encumbrances and environmental phase one concerns. Our attorneys have broad experience in commercial leasing in many industries, including health care, assisted living, retail and mixed-use projects, energy, industrial and warehousing.

AEGIS attorneys have extensive experience representing developers, investors, contractors, property owners and financial institutions in a broad range of real estate development projects. Our real estate team is a collaborative group of professionals specializing in land use, real estate, environmental and construction law. Moreover, our deep knowledge of both the real estate and construction industries gives us a unique perspective, allowing us to better minimize risk and tailor each transaction to the industry-specific needs of our clients.

Our real estate professionals regularly assist clients in every stage of real estate development. We assist clients with a wide variety of development issues, including land use and zoning, commercial real estate, construction and construction litigation, environmental and OSHA laws and regulations, as well as energy and renewable energy. From site evaluation, due diligence and acquisition to zoning and permitting, our firm takes a proactive approach at every stage of development. Our local presence allows us to develop relationships with planning and building departments, to make the permitting process as painless as possible.

AEGIS attorneys are well versed in both real estate and tax law, with expertise in local, state and federal tax laws. This allows us to take an integrative approach to structuring real estate transactions. We advise clients on the best structures for their real estate transactions, minimizing the administrative and tax obligations that come with the ownership and development of real estate, and protecting them from liability. Our professionals regularly counsel clients on property income, tax valuations, allocations of gains and losses, ERISA matters, internal tax structuring, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, tax deferred dispositions and other complex real estate taxation issues.