GPS Law Group’s real estate law practice provides practical and timely advice to real estate developers, investors, and businesses with owner-operated real estate in connection all manner of commercial real estate transactions. We have decades of experience advising clients with respect to all categories of real estate assets, including raw land, retail, office, industrial, master-planned residential, multifamily, mixed-use, health-care, senior housing, hotel, resort, and golf course projects. In addition to our transactional practice, our commercial leasing practice handles all aspects of structuring, negotiating, and documenting retail, office, industrial, and ground leases. We have represented landlords and tenants in all manner of leasing transactions, including build-to-suit corporate headquarters, big box retail, single tenant pad site, grocery anchored shopping centers, industrial facilities, and office towers. Our clients are experienced real estate industry professionals who appreciate that we apply a practical understanding of their business to quickly and effectively identify problems and recommend and implement solutions so they can achieve their goals.
Our commercial leasing practice handles all aspects of structuring, negotiating, and documenting retail, office, industrial, and ground leases. We have represented landlords and tenants in all manner of leasing transactions, including build-to-suit corporate headquarters, big box retail, grocery anchored shopping centers, industrial facilities, and office towers. We efficiently handle all aspects of the landlord/tenant relationship, including structuring, negotiating, and documenting all types of leases. We are also sensitive to the time and cost concerns of our clients, and have the depth of knowledge and experience to handle both routine as well as unusual and complex transactions in a timely, thorough, and effective manner. Our business-oriented approach emphasizes both legal considerations as well as practical ramifications. We are actively involved with trade organizations such as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and Urban Land Institute (ULI). This involvement, together with the depth of exposure to all varieties of real estate transactions, enables us to understand our clients’ business objectives in relation to the current real estate market. We closely monitor all federal and state legislative and regulatory developments concerning retail, office, and industrial leasing and development issues.
Entity Selection, Formation
& Equity Syndication
& Equity Syndication
We have extensive experience in all aspects of real estate joint ventures and entity formation, including negotiating, documenting, and implementing all types of joint ventures, including limited liability companies, partnerships, and corporations, as well as providing guidance during partner disputes and litigation. In addition to equity investment through customary joint venture mechanisms, we structure a wide array of funding vehicles, including senior and subordinated project and entity-level debt, mezzanine financing, shared appreciation loans, and other hybrid debt/equity instruments. We assist clients in the syndications of equity interests, debt instruments, and other entity-level investments, with varying degrees of risk, participation, and control.
We negotiate and prepare construction contracts, architect agreements, engineering and design agreements, professional services agreements, purchase orders, payment and performance bonds, mechanics’ liens, notices of completion, consulting agreements, and construction management agreements.
We handle all matters related to the ownership and operation of real estate projects. We advise client with respect to the enforcement of lease terms, collecting past due rents and other payment obligations, and recovering possession of leased premises. We are experienced in resolving (with and without litigation) disputes of all kinds over the payment/nonpayment and collection of rent, breaches of the other terms, covenants and conditions of leases, common law defaults, and issues concerning landlord liability. We also assist clients in developing risk-management systems, responses to minimize liability, identifying potential risk areas and establishing effective protections and operating protocols.