Practice Areas

Corporate Real Estate

Sherin and Lodgen attorneys have extensive experience in counseling corporate real estate departments and their outside advisors. Leading companies seek our help with a full range of complex and sophisticated real estate related issues and transactions, including:

  • Strategic acquisitions or leasing
  • Disposition programs
  • Financing
  • Sale-leasebacks
  • Construction, and
  • Operational Issues

Our attorneys have also handled multi-property portfolio sales for national disposition programs. We understand the processes, the constraints and the goals which drive corporate real estate departments in the management of their assets.

The demand for corporate real estate support continues to grow. Many operating companies today own and lease millions of square feet, with real estate costs threatening to absorb an ever growing portion of their bottom line.

Strategic Acquisitions

The ability to quickly gain control of a key location for a data center, warehouse or lab building is often critical to the client. This is as true for high tech, distribution or pharmaceutical companies, as is securing a favorable store location for a retailer.

Our corporate real estate attorneys have considerable experience in site acquisitions. This includes the due diligence reviews necessary to assist the client to evaluate risk and price appropriately, and to avoid unpleasant surprises post closing.

Disposition Programs

The combination of a volatile economy and technological advancements has meant major changes in the way many companies handle their real estate assets. Need for a smaller, more efficient real estate footprint has led many companies to embark on negotiated lease terminations or sales of their assets.

Sherin and Lodgen attorneys have assisted many leading companies in such disposition programs throughout North America. We have often worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team to facilitate and expedite the disposition process while achieving the best result for the client.

Financing

Our experience includes financing the acquisition and development of all types of real estate, including:

  • Office buildings
  • Office parks
  • Shopping centers
  • Apartment complexes
  • Industrial warehouses
  • Residential subdivisions
  • Residential condominium projects
  • Mixed-use developments, and
  • Affordable housing projects qualified for investment tax credits

Sherin and Lodgen's corporate real estate attorneys have substantial experience in representing developers and operating companies in all types of real estate financing transactions.

Sale-leasebacks

There are many situations in which a sale-leaseback structure represents the best way for a corporate real estate owner to unlock the value of selected real estate assets. Our attorneys have participated in these transactions on a national basis. We have a thorough familiarity with the complex accounting and tax issues common to such transactions.

Construction

The ability to anticipate legal issues is a valuable skill on any major construction project. This is especially true when (not if) delays threaten delivery of a critical operating facility.

Sherin and Lodgen has more than just the necessary knowledge of the law and the mechanics of the design and construction process. We have the right experience with complex construction to anticipate problems. And, should the need arise, our construction litigators can protect our clients' interests during and after construction.

Operational Issues

Operating facilities inevitably raise complex issues of legal compliance, licensing, and environmental compliance. Our attorneys are experienced in dealing with the variety of issues arising from the operation of a facility.

Representative Experience

  • Fortune 500 high-technology company, with its corporate disposition program throughout the United States and Canada
  • High-tech companies, in connection with national leasing programs
  • Food wholesaler, for sale-leaseback transactions throughout the United States