Real Estate Development

Chris Troutman and Seyfarth’s experience in meeting the needs of clients for legal services with respect to real estate development is extensive and varied. Seyfarth’s Real Estate Development team is one of the most experienced in the country, with more than 40 attorneys across our network of U.S. offices who handle all aspects of real estate development, including acquisition and ground lease development, construction and project financing, institutional investment, and construction of large, complex projects.

Seyfarth’s clients include developers, investors, owners, lenders, landlords, tenants, property managers, brokers, contractors, construction managers, design professionals, governmental authorities, and institutional clients such as REITs, insurance companies, pension funds, investment managers, foreign entities, funds, and not-for-profit entities.

Real estate development is generally a highly creative process. Each development is unique and often requires counsel to think creatively along with the client in order both to close a transaction and to tailor the long range parameters of a project or venture to enhance the chances of business success. The Real Estate attorneys in Seyfarth’s Atlanta office have prepared and negotiated a substantial number of real estate venture agreements and declarations in a host of transactions, ranging from regional mall developments to mixed-use office, hotel and retail projects in Atlanta and other major metropolitan areas. Coupled with this experience is our team’s primary involvement in many development agreements, reciprocal use and easement arrangements and, of course, construction, mezzanine financing and equity investment.

Our team is proficient in:

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Site Access Agreements
  • Reciprocal Easement Agreements
  • Declarations, Covenants and Restrictions
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Brokerage Commission Agreements
  • Entity Formation (incorporation, limited liability company, partnerships) and Operating Agreements

Prior the practice of law, Chris spent nine years in the environmental and construction industries and brings this valuable practical experience to the deal table. In addition, Seyfarth has been involved in a number of high profile developments utilizing both the federal and state brownfield programs. Our commercial real estate attorneys have the experience to help you get your deal done.

Contact us for assistance with your commercial real estate development, or view our other Services.