Ever wondered how real estate counsel works in your industry? Here are a few examples of cool projects we have worked on over the past couple of years in the following industries:
We provided real estate counsel for an international renewable energy company in acquiring options for 2,000+ acres of land for construction of utility-scale PV solar projects. Work included coordination of title and survey diligence for a 23-parcel assemblage, assistance in resolving landowners’ concerns and papering the land purchase options, leases and easements.
We represented a medical supplement manufacturer in the acquisition and financing of >50,000 sft of manufacturing, warehouse and office space in Albemarle County VA. Work included closing the time-sensitive purchase, bridge loan and $5.55M SBA Section 504 permanent financing. The firm also was responsible for hiring and managing special Delaware counsel to handle corporate resolutions and closing opinions.
We represented a regional credit union in expanding its commercial mortgage lending business. Our work included advice on title, survey, zoning, environmental and lease diligence, preparation of a form opinion letter, estoppel and SNDA, and advice on acquiring security interests in leases and personal property associated with the real estate.
Real estate investment and development
We closed $29.6M in credit facilities for a client’s acquisition, construction and permanent financing of the retail and medical office sections of a 70-acre master-planned development in Henrico County VA. Our work included negotiation of a nonrecourse carve-out guaranty by a borrower-affiliated fund, negotiation of nonstandard financial covenants and assignment of rights in additional collateral including letter of credit proceeds.
We represented a Virginia-based nonprofit health care system in negotiation of the lease and tenant upfit for a new 4,000 sft community health clinic.
We closed the sale and seller-financing of a boutique hotel/conference center in Lynchburg VA. Work included negotiation of seller financing documents, transfer of ABC license and negotiation of access, parking and utility easements for the future development of seller’s adjacent retained parcel.
We represented a university’s IRC § 509(a)(3) supporting organization in the purchase of stream and wetland mitigation credits to offset new facility construction, including due diligence on the ownership and operation of mitigation banks and advice on compliance with private foundation rules.