In real estate, we help open doors for clients. We know the business, the market, and the legal moves needed to get deals made. Our practice covers a wide expanse of commercial and residential real estate matters, including development, land use, purchase and sale transactions, financing, leasing, litigation, and title issues.
Our Real Estate Law Group has substantial experience advising clients on everything from subdivision developments and condominium projects to manufacturing facilities. We also assist with real estate lending and foreclosure of security interests when loans are in default.
For our clients involved in construction, we supply legal advice, help resolve claims, and assist in preparing construction documents. Simply put, we have the capability to do whatever is needed to get projects off the ground and completed.
Our areas of expertise include:
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- Acquisition, sale and development
- Construction and design issues
- Due diligence
- Environmental contamination
- Financing and negotiation
- Land use applications and appeals
- Lease negotiations and documentation
- Litigation and alternative dispute resolution
- Property tax disputes
- Real estate acquisition and sales
- Real estate development
- Section 1031 exchanges
- Tax-free exchanges
- Transaction structuring
- Workouts, bankruptcy and creditors' rights
Darin D. Honn
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Cases associated with this practice area
Our lawyers have handled condemnation matters for both landowners and government entities, including matters that progressed to trial. In one case, one of our attorneys prevented the City of Portland from condemning and demolishing the Broadway Hotel for several years, allowing the client to seek financing to refurbish it.
Land Use Appeal
We successfully represented a commercial retail client in a bitterly contested appeal of a land use application to expand the retailer's site. The successful appeal quelled the commercial neighbors attempt to completely close down our client's business.
We commonly assist clients in lease negotiations and documentation for both landlords and tenants. We recently structured a 30-year ground lease/option to purchase on a large industrial site, which allowed our client, the tenant, the option to terminate the lease with 60 days' notice if regulatory authorities prevented the property from being used for the intended purpose.
We are presently assisting a client in a 75 year ground lease for a shopping center, the payments under such lease will be in excess of $20,000,000.
Clients associated with this practice area
First American Title Company of Oregon
Halton Development, Ltd.
Jackson Food Stores, Inc. (dba Jackson Oil)
Attorneys practicing in this area
Besen, Aaron J. -
Burdett, D. Christopher (Chris) -
Hanna, Harry M. -
Honn, Darin D. -
Nunn, Robert W. -
Roehm III, Victor J. -
Tarr, Jeffrey S. -
Thomsen, LL.M., Dallas G. -
Paralegals supporting this practice area
Whitcomb, Teresa L. -