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We provide legal counsel and representation concerning all facets of real estate development and construction. You will benefit from the perspective gained through our experience.

We are closely attuned to the needs of those involved in real estate, and can assist you with negotiation and preparation of agreements between development principals, and with debt and equity capital providers, professional service firms and construction contractors, as well as obtaining approvals and permits from governmental entities and adjacent property owners. Our development services include advice concerning:

  • Parcel splits and lot line adjustments
  • Permanent easements
  • Temporary easements for access, construction, grading and water runoff
  • Reciprocal easements for access, parking and circulation
  • Conditional use, zoning and related entitlements and permits
  • Reimbursement agreements
  • Indemnification agreements
  • Architectural, engineering and surveying contracts
  • Disposition and development agreements
  • Owner participation agreements
  • Environmental site assessments and agreements for invasive testing

Legal assistance is provided for construction and renovation of all types of commercial and residential properties. We give detailed attention to contracts and subcontracts, whether in AIA or other formats, and whether fixed price, cost-plus or G-Max. We provide legal counsel for design-build and fast track projects, construction management agreements, architectural and engineering contracts, and agreements with other service providers and material suppliers.

Our firm advises and assists clients with course of construction insurance, controlled insurance programs, payment and performance bonding, completion guarantees, letters of credit for security, contractual indemnification, mechanics' lien issues, licensing due diligence and related matters.

Our clients rely on us for assistance with contract administration and for dispute resolution related to conflicts arising during construction. We focus on handling such disputes in a manner that will help you avoid the aggravation, uncertainty and expense of litigation.

We will guide you through the complexities of construction contracts in a way that is tailored to meet your objectives, with the aim of assuring the on-time, on-budget completion of a successful project.

"I have had the pleasure of working with Steve for nearly 25 years. Besides his responsiveness and prompt follow-through, I have learned that I can always count on his critical analysis with regard to document review. Steve understands my business needs, specifically, he recognizes my important deal points, which allows for efficient discussion, time saved, and great results."

RL - Real Estate Developer

"I have worked with Steve for over 20 years involving many complex real estate and other business issues. He has always been thorough, efficient, knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with."