Commercial Real Estate

The North Florida law firm of Duss, Kenney, Safer, Hampton & Joos, P.A. has extensive experience in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions throughout the State of Florida, with experience in similar transactions in other areas of the country. Members of the Firm have participated in projects ranging from office buildings, hotels, ILF and ACLF facilities, restaurants and industrial facilities to apartment complexes, residential subdivisions, golf courses and raw land, representing institutional lenders, landlords and tenants, developers and owners. The Firm is routinely involved in the review and resolution of complex title insurance and land survey issues on Florida residential, commercial, industrial and multi-family residential properties. The Firm's litigation department has experience with commercial collections, construction disputes, complex commercial loan foreclosures, workouts and loan modifications representing institutional lenders. The Firm's commercial real estate practice includes:

  • Advice relating to acquisition and disposition of investment properties, including ownership structure.
  • Negotiation and documentation of complex financing arrangements relating to the operation and ownership of investment properties.
  • Negotiation of partnership agreements, limited liability company regulations and shareholder agreements for the ownership entity.
  • Advice relating to management and operational issues of investment properties.
  • Advice relating to management and operational issues of golf courses, country clubs and resort properties.
  • Advice relating to Florida banking and commercial and mortgage lending law practice and procedure.
  • Advice relating to structuring transactions to achieve optimum treatment under Florida conveyance and mortgage tax laws.
  • Preparation and negotiation of conveyance, loan and lease documentation.
  • Issuance of Florida legal opinions relating to various aspects of real estate transactions, banking and lending law practice and procedure, and conveyance and mortgage tax laws.
  • Advice relating to Florida Uniform Commercial Code matters.
  • Conduct, coordination and oversight of project due diligence investigations including title and survey review, zoning and land use compliance, comprehensive plan compliance, environmental compliance, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and other matters based on project locality.
  • Advice to clients relating to construction lien law practice and procedure.
  • Issuance of title insurance policies as agents for various national title insurance companies.
  • Other matters relating to financing, purchase and sale, leasing, improvement and taxation of real property.

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