Commercial & Industrial Real Estate

Lanier Ford represents clients in the acquisition, development, leasing, financing, and sale of many types of commercial and industrial properties, including—

  • Retail businesses.
  • Shopping centers.
  • Farms.
  • Industrial facilities.
  • Office complexes.
  • Warehouse operations.
  • Multifamily housing.
  • Business and residential condominiums.
  • Telecommunications facilities.

Our attorneys coordinate with architects, contractors, mortgage bankers, realtors, surveyors, and other professionals in developing these real estate projects. Our real estate attorneys draft contracts, options, deeds and other conveyances, leases, mortgages, security agreements and similar financing documents, declarations of condominium, and documents for organization, development, and management of commercial real estate projects.

Often, business transactions involve the tax-free exchange of like-kind real estate or other property. Our real estate attorneys work hand-in-hand with our tax attorneys to achieve our clients' objectives in such transactions.

Real Estate Partnerships and Investment Trusts

Lanier Ford’s tax attorneys assist clients who want to initially qualify their business entity as a real estate investment trust (REIT), as well as advise clients of the numerous regulations and limitations on the operation of such entities so that they maintain their tax-exempt status.

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