Retail real estate

You need thoughtful planning and creative strategies to navigate the increasingly complex retail environment. Our real estate team includes professionals with experience in retail who can offer legal solutions that facilitate all phases of your retail project development and operations. We have experience assisting a large variety of retail clients, include shopping centers, regional malls, outlet malls, free standing sites, department stores and “big box” retailers, grocery and convenience stores, banks, specialty boutiques, restaurants, theaters, distribution centers, and others.

Our services include:

  • 1031 exchanges
  • Acquisition
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Build-to-suit and reverse build-to-suit leases
  • Construction
  • Construction lending
  • Disposition
  • Easements
  • Economic incentives
  • Environmental
  • Equity
  • Financing
    • Intellectual property
    • Portfolio properties
  • Franchisor/franchisee agreements
  • Ground leases
  • Historic tax credit
  • Individual properties
  • Joint venture opportunities
  • Labor’s employment
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Lease administration and audits
  • Leasing
  • Lender representation
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Mezzanine debt
  • Mixed-use projects
  • New markets tax credits
  • NNN leasing
  • Non-compete agreements
  • OEAs
  • Preferred equity
  • REAs
  • REITs
  • Syndications
  • Taxation
  • Trade secrets
  • Zoning and land use
  • Represented a lender in a $670 million construction loan for a mixed-use project in New York City
  • Represented a lender in the financing of over $50 million in retail acquisition financing
  • Represented sponsors in private-placement offerings for multifamily, retail, and industrial acquisitions
  • Represented national retailers in leasing work around the country
  • Represented a lender in the workout and foreclosure and resale of 10 fast-food franchises in three different states
  • Represented a developer in the development of a $45 million mixed-use university project
  • Represented an owner in the acquisition and development of multiple retail stores
  • Represented a developer in the acquisition, construction, leasing, financing, and sale of retail center in Kansas
  • Represented a buyer of NNN lease properties in Chicago
  • Represented a national banking association in multistate acquisition, leasing and sale and lease-back of bank branch offices
  • Represented Landlords and Tenants in multiple restaurant leases and associated issues in the Chicago area


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