Real Estate

The H&R Real Estate Practice attorneys provide our clients with comprehensive expertise in all aspects of real estate transactions. Whether negotiating transactions for iconic New York City buildings, or drafting commercial leases in Myanmar, Bulgaria, Vietnam, China or Thailand, the Real Estate Practice attorneys combine innovative ideas with a traditional approach.

Some of our most notable transactions include:

The acquisition and financing, including structuring, negotiation and consummation of the joint venture ownership entities, of iconic New York buildings including;

  • The New York Times Building
  • The Clock Tower Building
  • The Apthorp: A historically recognized residential property

H&R attorneys have advised on the acquisition, finance and development of new construction projects including:

  • Building of a new “greenfield” pottery in Vietnam, employing over 500 people.
  • Building of the largest sanitaryware factory in Bulgaria, employing over 1,000 people.
  • Building of new “greenfield” plants in China, Thailand, India, Egypt, and a dozen other countries, which resulted in employment for thousands of workers.
  • Negotiating commercial leases in more than two dozen countries, including Myanmar.
  • The Edge, Brooklyn, New York, USA - one of the city’s largest waterfront developments.
  • 325 Fifth Avenue and 555 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, USA - new construction condominium projects.
  • 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY - sale of a partial ownership interest.

Our broad international client base consists of:

  • Retail groups
  • Development groups
  • Hotels
  • Lenders
  • Borrowers
  • Landlords
  • Tenants
  • Investors
  • Financial Advisors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Developers
  • Operators
  • Leasing and Management Companies
  • Brokers
  • Multi-project builders
  • Corporations (local, national and international)

Thanks in large part to H&R’s broad range of practice areas and expertise, the Real Estate Practice attorneys handle matters, together with Litigation, Tax & Estates and Corporate Practice attorneys which allow us to provide our clients with the best possible representation on the often obscure, as well as the most mundane, real estate issues that they may face. Many of the matters the Real Estate Practice attorneys handle include:

  • Property and project acquisitions and dispositions
  • Sale of debt and equity instruments
  • Leasing
  • Complex joint venture transactions
  • Restructuring and recapitalization of investments dispute resolution
  • Land acquisition, construction and development financing
  • Mezzanine loan financing
  • Preferred equity financing transactions
  • Resolution of contractor disputes
  • Work-outs
  • Condo and co-op conversions
  • Development agreements
  • Architect’s and builder’s contracts
  • General construction agreements

H&R’s large and diverse network allows the Real Estate Practice attorneys to provide comprehensive service while minimizing expenses and maximizing returns. Together with our Litigation Practice, HRMR Real Estate Practice attorneys have the unique ability to work hand in hand with some of Myanmar’s best litigators in obtaining the best possible results for our clients who become involved in real estate litigation. Similarly, HRMR litigators work closely with the Real Estate Practice attorneys to minimize the risks of litigation in the real estate transactions we handle.

H&R Real Estate Practice attorneys have achieved most prominent real estate practice in some of the countries we operate in, such as Romania. The practice of our real estate attorneys extends to all aspects of real estate development and finance in Romania, with broad experience and expertise in matters relating to the ownership, assembly, acquisition, development, construction, operation, financing and securing of real estate assets.

Similarly, HRMR Real Estate Practice attorneys handle transactions of all sizes and complexities, whether it is for a Myanmar client wishing to lease or invest in a piece of property, or for a multinational corporation involved in a multi-asset transaction spanning various jurisdictions. As always, our real estate attorneys have seamless connections to other practice groups and readily rely upon H&R’s tax, employment, corporate and international attorneys

Specifically, H&R attorneys represent prominent U.S., Israeli, Chinese, Greek and other international developers in a wide range of matters including land use studies and site acquisition, negotiation and drafting of construction agreements, shareholder partnership and limited liability company operating agreements, as well as lease transactions and environmental law issues. We have helped the development of projects in many countries, such as the purchase and sale of land for the development of various urban areas for a proposed multi-billion dollar entertainment center; the redevelopment of airports; the development of more than twelve hotel and resort projects and numerous office buildings; and the acquisitions of lands and negotiations of leases for properties, including the preparation of purchase and sale agreements, and mortgage and funding documents. H&R has also counseled foreign governments in regard to the drafting of legislation concerning the creation of a historic urban district, urban business improvement, and other related issues.

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