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Real Estate

Real estate is a cornerstone of Wallin Hester’s practice. Attorneys in our Real Estate practice area bring a wealth of experience to real estate transactions of all types and levels of complexity. We provide a full range of value-added services to commercial real estate owners, investors, lenders and developers, with in-depth expertise in the following areas.

Purchase and sales

We represent owners, investors, brokers, lenders and developers in all aspects of the purchase and sale of real estate, including the structuring, financing, tax planning, negotiation, documentation and closing of transactions of all levels of complexity. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the purchase and sale of all types of commercial, industrial and residential projects, including multi-family residential projects.

Options and exchanges

We represent purchasers and sellers in the negotiating, drafting and closing of option and exchange agreements for all types of real estate projects.

Leasing

We have a sophisticated commercial leasing practice, representing both landlords and tenants, in the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of retail leases, office leases, industrial leases, ground leases, sale-leaseback arrangements, build-to-suit leases and subleases and assignments of leasehold interests.

Development and Management or Development and Redevelopment

We represent developers, owners, investors, brokers and lenders in the development and management (or and redevelopment) of residential, office, industrial, hotel, resort, commercial and mixed-use projects throughout the southwestern United States.

Construction

We represent owners, developers, public entities, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties and financial institutions with legal issues that arise in public and private construction projects. Specific dispute-related services include bid protests; prosecution and defense of mechanic’s lien, stop notice and payment bond claims; prosecution and defense of contractual claims, including delay, disruption, acceleration, inefficiency and defective work claims; and state and federal false claims act claims.

Financing

We represent project owners and lenders in the structuring and documentation of all types of debt and equity financing, lines of credit, like-kind exchanges and other financing transactions.

Land use

Our attorneys regularly advise property owners and governmental agencies in all areas of land use regulation and project permitting. We also obtain local, state and federal land use permits and approvals for our clients.

Entity structure and formation

We help clients structure and form a wide variety of new entities to serve as real estate investment vehicles, including partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, and sale-leaseback arrangements. We also advise our clients on transfer tax and other related matters.

As a full-service law firm, we employ a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on the experience and capabilities of other practice groups within the firm to help our clients achieve their goals. We are committed to delivering to our clients the most innovative and pragmatic legal solutions.

Real Estate Disputes

In conjunction with our Litigation practice group, we assist clients in achieving cost-effective resolution of a wide variety of real estate oriented disputes through negotiation and mediation or, if appropriate, arbitration or litigation at all levels.