Practices

Real Estate

Through industry immersion and more than a century of experience, the Chambliss Real Estate Group provides legal counsel on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. Real estate lawyers represent clients on matters relating to residential, multi-family, office, commercial, industrial and mixed-use properties. Experienced in local, state, regional and national transactions involving sales and acquisitions, development, financing and leasing, Chambliss real estate lawyers can assist with the following:

Land Use and Zoning
Chambliss real estate lawyers assist developers and landowners on land use regulation matters, such as zoning, subdivision requirements and right-of-way abandonments.

Acquisition and Development
Chambliss provides clients with comprehensive legal and business services during all phases of acquisition and development, including zoning, governmental permitting and land use issues, and the evaluation of due diligence matters, including title, survey, leasing and environmental issues.

Commercial Leasing
Lawyers represent landlords and tenants on all aspects of commercial leasing, including the preparation and negotiation of all types of office, retail and industrial leases, including shopping center leases.

Real Estate Financing
Chambliss lawyers advise both lenders and borrowers in preparing and negotiating loan and financing documents for acquisition, construction and permanent real estate mortgage financing, and assisting in the legal issues involved in obtaining equity capital.

Construction Law
Lawyers prepare and negotiate construction contracts, including owner/architect agreements, and agreements relating to the providing of goods and services by suppliers and subcontractors.

Environmental Law
The firm counsels owners and operators on the myriad issues relating to compliance and due diligence matters for the acquisition and operation of real estate, including negotiation with various federal, state and local agencies.

Ownership Entity Structuring
Chambliss advises owners, developers and investors on the various issues in forming an ownership entity, including partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies, and the management and operational issues relating to the choice of entity.

Workouts and Bankruptcy
The firm represents creditors, owners and borrowers on issues relating to bankruptcy, foreclosure and workouts of problem real estate.

Tax and Estate Planning
Lawyers render tax and estate planning advice to clients concerning the tax implications and consequences of real estate ownership, including the use of family-owned entities and the use of like-kind (Section 1031) exchanges to defer the recognition of gain on the sale of appreciated property.