Schiff Hardin attorneys assist clients with construction, permanent, asset-based, public, project, structured, build-to-suit lease, and other complex types of financing, as well as the restructuring of real estate financing in default, condominium conversions, and leasing and subleasing.
We have represented lenders
These financings often have included unique surface, subsurface, air rights, and water rights issues. They also have included both fee and leasehold property interests.
We also advise on deal structure, drafting and negotiating documentation for:
- Construction and permanent loan financings
- Credit enhanced 80/20 bond financings
- Loan workouts and restructurings
- Mezzanine lending
- Joint venture agreements including:
- Limited partnerships
- Limited liability companies
- Acquisitions and sales of properties including:
- Retail properties
- Sale/leaseback financings
We assist and counsel clients in the formation and implementation of joint ventures and strategic alliances. This includes providing advice to clients regarding innovative financing, and we structure complex loan instruments. We work with city, regional, state, and federal governing bodies, commissions and regulatory agencies to obtain necessary approvals and, where appropriate, various types of public funding.
We also go beyond the "traditional" areas of real estate services to include experienced, cutting-edge counsel on real estate backed securities and other investment vehicles linked to real estate. Our firm has practice groups with local and national capabilities in virtually any area of the law that might apply to a particular real estate matter, and can call upon these lawyers when such counsel is needed.