Real Estate


There’s an old adage in the real estate industry that only a limited number of possibilities exist for what a person can do with a parcel of land: buy it, sell it, develop it, lease it or encumber it with debt.

What this statement does not describe are the myriad legal issues which arise from this short list of land use possibilities.  At Sparkman + Foote, LLP, our attorneys have many years of experience successfully handling such issues for businesses, real estate investors, banks, developers, general contractors and subcontractors, landlords and tenants, and a wide variety of other clients, from Fortune 200 corporations to individuals located in Colorado and Texas in deals across the United States.

Sparkman + Foote, LLP attorneys have a robust knowledge of and years of experience structuring, documenting and handling commercial real estate and residential real estate matters including those listed below:

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE:

acquisition and sales of raw land

development of raw land and re-development of improved land for:

+ office buildings (including medical office)

+ retail (stand-alone buildings; shopping centers; gas stations/convenience stores)

+ restaurant (all types, including QSRs)

+ multifamily projects (apartments)

+ warehouse and industrial properties

+ build-to-suit projects

+ mixed-use projects

+ condominiums

+ hotels/resorts

 

acquisition and sales of improved land including:

+ office buildings (including medical office)

+ retail (stand-alone buildings; shopping centers; gas stations/convenience stores)

+ restaurant (all types, including QSRs)

+ multifamily projects (apartments)

+ warehouse and industrial properties

+ build-to-suit projects

+ mixed-use projects

+ condominiums

+ hotels/resorts

 

leasing – representing landlords and tenants in negotiations for and preparation of leases for:

+ office building space (including medical office)

+ retail (stand-alone buildings; shopping centers; gas stations/convenience stores)

+ restaurant (all types, including QSRs)

+ warehouse, industrial and industry-specific properties

financing transactions (borrowing and lending) for acquisition of raw land and already improved land, construction projects and re-development real-estate-related projects of all types

title and survey review and curative work, and preparation of title-related documents related to purchase, sales and financing transactions for raw land and improved land, and curative title work for specific issues

mechanic’s liens – representing contractors, subcontractors and landowners with mechanic’s liens and similar claims

contracts – construction contracts; equipment purchase, sale and leasing agreements; purchase and sale contracts for goods and services; management agreements; option agreements to purchase or sell real estate

real estate investment – structuring and formation of and documentation for entities used for real estate investments; investor issues related real estate transactions and investments

disputes – analysis and evaluation of disputes related to real estate investments and transactions; pre-litigation communications with potential adversaries; pre-litigation mediation; and litigating disputes

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE:

– assisting owners, buyers, sellers, builders, residential developers, title companies, brokers, condominium associations and owners’ associations with issues connected to residential real estate, including title and survey issues