Real Estate

Evans & Dixon’s real estate industry team helps publicly held and privately owned real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms stay ahead of emerging legal issues and remain fully competitive in this dynamic sector of the regional and national economy.

Our counsel is comprehensive: in addition to representing buyers, sellers, developers, builders, landlords, tenants and investors at every step of real estate purchases, sales and investments, our experienced real estate lawyers work closely with attorneys from throughout the firm’s major practice areas to provide coordinated guidance on a full range of business, finance, insurance, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution matters.

We have vast experience representing real estate clients whose projects and holdings include undeveloped land, residential real estate, office buildings, commercial portfolios, manufacturing and warehouse facilities, and mixed-use properties. We advise clients on the full spectrum of real estate issues, including the following:

  • Permitting and reporting, and defense of enforcement actions
  • Land use and other restrictions, including zoning, easements, and subdivision indentures
  • Title insurance and boundary disputes
  • Lease preparation and negotiation, lease terminations, litigation between landlords and tenants, and litigation involving third parties
  • Preparation and negotiation of development agreements, construction contracts, subdivision indentures, condominium declarations and other agreements
  • Loan negotiations and documentation

We also advise real estate companies on a range of day-to-day and strategic business issues involving:

  • Labor, employment and benefits, including employment policies, wage-and-hour laws, immigration and employment visas, health, welfare and retirement plans, executive compensation and collective-bargaining negotiations
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act compliance
  • Corporate formation and business structures
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and other transactions
  • Debt and equity financing, including initial public offerings, private placements and use of real estate assets as collateral in lending transactions
  • Bankruptcy, restructurings and workouts, including representation of borrowers, purchasers and lenders in distressed situations
  • Intellectual property and brand protection, including patents, trademarks and copyrights
  • Business litigation, debt collection and workers' compensation defense