Real Estate and Business Transactions

The services provided by Smith, Gildea & Schmidt’s Real Estate & Business Transaction team accurately juxtapose a well-rounded realm of knowledge in each area of practice and a vast breadth of experience. Our attorneys’ skills have been instrumental in navigating through formations of LLC’s, corporations, and partnerships and facilitating and managing numerous residential, commercial and institutional real estate transactions and development projects. In addition, our attorneys are exceptionally attentive and adept to the client’s needs, as well as the vast intricacies of the transactions involved. The areas of focus and expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • drafting of letters of intent
  • negotiation and drafting of purchase and sale agreements and amendments
  • assembling private syndication funding
  • seeking out private foundation or government grants and/or loans
  • arranging traditional acquisition, construction and/or permanent financing
  • conducting reviewing title abstract, investigating and resolving title exceptions
  • preparing, reviewing and negotiating debt instruments and other loan documents associated with substantial financial transactions, acting both as Borrower’s counsel and Lender’s counsel
  • forming purchaser entities
  • drafting operating agreements/bylaws and company resolutions
  • assisting in obtaining tax credits (new market, historic, low income housing, veterans housing)
  • working with land use group on entitlements
  • negotiation and drafting of commercial leases, including office, industrial and retail leases, from both landlord and tenant perspectives
  • litigation related to real estate transactions