Real Estate/Environmental

Our real estate and environmental team listens to and understands our clients’ needs and is driven to vigorously pursue the best interests of our clients.  We provide one-stop shopping on all real estate transactions and disputes.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS, SALE TRANSFERS, LEASING AND FINANCING

Based on years of experience handling sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, we prepare and guide clients to anticipate, address and resolve potential issues.  We have represented many life sciences companies seeking to expand their facilities – in New Jersey and elsewhere.  Because of our intimate knowledge of life sciences companies, we can effectively negotiate leases or purchase agreements to suit your company’s special needs, conduct thorough due diligence, advise you on the types of permits or approvals that may be required, and assist you with financing.  For companies seeking to construct new facilities or expand facilities in New Jersey, our land use attorneys navigate the intricate maze of municipal, county, and state permitting processes. We are also experienced in the identification of eligibility for special financing and/or tax incentives, as well as hidden costs and exactions that may impact your project.

When disputes arise, we are also well positioned to proactively represent our clients in all phases of litigation and dispute management to resolve the issues.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

Our environmental team counsels clients in all aspects of environmental regulation.  Environmental matters and regulatory evaluation and approval are often central to the culmination of transactions.  We take the following steps when working with projects from infancy to completion:
•    Identify available and emerging properties and opportunities
•    Obtain the necessary municipal approvals
•    Focus on financial and tax incentives
•    Expedite the permitting
•    Manage the environmental investigation and remediation

We assist in analyzing and managing liability and compliance issues associated with leases, real property sales and purchases, as well as corporate acquisitions and divestures.  We draft contractual provisions related to any environmental liability issues that arise in connection with such transactions, including terms necessitated by state environmental laws.  We also defend clients when orders and penalty assessments are imposed by federal, state and county agencies.

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