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Real Estate Transactions

Attorneys In This Field

Transactions involving real estate often result in some of the most complex legal matters for our clients. Menn’s real estate attorneys bring a broad range of expertise and practice experience to every transaction and ensure that clients understand the legal, tax and practical issues involved in their particular transaction. We represent individuals, businesses, developers, contractors, financial institutions, brokers, and title companies in a wide variety of real estate related matters including:

Purchases and Sales

Representing individuals, businesses and investors who buy and sell real estate. Our services include the negotiating, documenting and closing of purchase and sale transactions. We also provide advice concerning the tax implications of real estate sales and, where appropriate, structure tax-free exchanges for our clients.


Assisting real estate developers in a wide variety of projects including developing office buildings, apartment complexes, shopping centers, subdivisions, and business parks. We offer a full range of services which often start with the purchase of the land, and continue through permitting, approval, financing, construction, and culminate with the sale or leasing of the project.


Assisting numerous condominium developers and owners associations with the complex legal issues faced by these developments including preparing and reviewing condominium documents for residential, commercial, and resort condominium developments or conversions.


Representing financial institutions in the negotiation, documentation and closing of real estate loan transactions. In addition, we represent lenders in workout situations, and in conjunction with our litigation attorneys, handle foreclosure and related collection matters.


Advising developers, landlords and tenants on all aspects of residential and commercial leasing. Our attorneys are experienced in negotiating and structuring complex commercial lease transactions, and also assist our clients in dispute resolutions relating to their leases.

Land Use Planning and Zoning

Assisting clients through the maze of zoning and land use regulations. If a variance, conditional use permit, rezoning or related government approval is necessary, our real estate attorneys can assist with the permitting and approval process. These services may include appearances before federal, state, county and local approval authorities and negotiating land use matters with these authorities. We also have experience in litigating zoning matters in court.

Construction Issues

Representing contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design build firms, architects and construction managers in the negotiation and documentation of construction and design projects. We are also experienced in the filing and foreclosure of contractor’s liens to protect our clients’ right to be paid for their work.


Dealing with governmental entities involved in the condemnation of our clients’ real estate; we can ensure that a client’s rights are protected, and that they receive the maximum compensation, during the condemnation and relocation process.