REAL ESTATE LAW
Years of Experience
At Vanbelle one of our principal specialties is the provision of real estate services to developers, construction companies and private individuals. We advise our clients on an array of real estate related matters, providing analysis, assistance and support in:
Purchase and Sale
We assist in the purchase and sale of office buildings, apartment buildings, shopping centers, commercial and industrial use properties, as well as other developed and undeveloped real estate projects, including exceptional residential real estate projects or properties.
Leases and Contracts
Not only can we prepare commercial, professional and residential leases, but we can also draw up license agreements, management contracts, as well as contracts for the construction and renovations of buildings, architectural and investment contracts.
We represent owners and lenders in the financing and refinancing of real property, helping our clients close substantial institutional, government-subsidized and private loans on industrial, commercial and single and multi-family residential properties in a cost effective manner for borrowers and lenders.
Real Estate Dispute Resolution
Our litigation department actively represents our clients’ interests in various types of real estate matters, such as commission claims, construction contract disputes, construction defect disputes, as well as commercial and residential landlord-tenant litigation. Furthermore, our attorneys can assist you with disputes between cooperative corporations and tenant-shareholders, mortgage foreclosures, real estate ownership and partnership disputes, sales contract disputes and others.
Legal Tax Optimization
Our tax experts at Vanbelle help clients implement innovative solutions that enable optimization of real estate tax, ultimately minimizing the tax burden in the most legal and tax efficient way.
Formation and Management of Real Estate Entities
Our specialists will put together the appropriate entity and operative agreements for real estate ownership, investment, management and development to suit our client’s needs, including preparation of operating, partnership, shareholder, joint venture and site development agreements.
General Contractor, Architect, Design and Construction Agreements
Each project involving construction requires a number of independent parties such as the property owners, architects, general contractors, construction managers, designers and trade contractors. As they come together, each party has their own rights and obligations that have to be outlined in several agreements. At Vanbelle we help our clients in the drafting, negotiating, and signing of these agreements, along with other mainstay documents in this arena.