Real Estate

From the development of a major corporate office complex to the sale of a condominium, we serve clients in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate areas, representing lenders, developers, builders, joint venturers, landlords, tenants, investors and homeowners.

Our services in the area of real estate include:

  • The purchase and sale of commercial and residential real estate and the drafting and review of related documents including purchase and sale agreements, mortgages, security agreements, deeds, convenants and all related contracts.
  • The financing of acquisitions and the refinancing of real estate related loans.
  • Leases, occupancy agreements and landlord/tenant relationships.
  • Easements and license agreements.
  • Obtaining municipal approval for the sale, purchase, use and development of real estate including building and zoning permits and environmental compliance.
  • Negotiation and drafting of Architects, General Contractor and Subcontractor agreements.
  • Compliance issues related to bid requirements and statutes related to public construction.
  • Representation in litigation arising out of real estate ventures, including mediation and arbitration of construction disputes.

If you have specific questions regarding our Real Estate practice's capabilities, please contact:

Donald L. Graham
617-479-5000
dgraham@mhtl.com

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