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Real Estate Law

J. Winston Chapman, Jr.,
Mark K. Leaverton,
Richard L. Morrison,
Clayton D. Nance,
Wesley G. Ritchie,
Brian M. Shahan
Luke C. Marrs

Our real estate attorneys provide our clients with all the services that are expected of an experienced and full-service real estate team. For complex real estate transactions, we provide creative and sophisticated legal tools to assist our clients in the acquisition, development, financing, and operation of their real estate projects. Our attorneys are able to coordinate multiple parties in a transaction, including lenders, title companies, owners, investors and managers. Our firm has a successful and respected practice of representing real estate clients in the following areas:

  • acquisition and sale of real estate, including the negotiation and documentation of purchase and sale agreements, title and survey review and cure, due diligence, financing, and closing;
  • representing borrowers and lenders in negotiating, documenting, and closing real estate loans, including seller financing, commercial mortgage lending, refinances, workouts, equity participation, debt restructuring, and foreclosures - representative lender clients include Regions Bank;
  • representing developers and owners of residential, commercial, and mixed-use subdivisions, and ranch properties, from the acquisition of undeveloped land to the sale or lease of the finished product – representative developments in Austin are Avery Ranch, Sun City, Reunion Ranch, Lakeline Mall, River Chase, Berry Creek, Regions Bank Plaza and Vintage at La Frontera;
  • formation of corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), nonprofit corporations, and joint ventures for the acquisition and ownership of real estate, with a focus on tax, liability protection, and control issues;
  • leasing of real estate, assisting landlords and tenants in negotiating, preparing, and enforcing leases for office buildings, industrial facilities, shopping centers, farms and ranches, and commercial properties;
  • operation and management of real estate projects, including property management, property owner associations, property tax (ad valorem tax) issues, imposition of deed restrictions and land use restrictions, and resolution of disputes relating to ownership, possession, and control of real estate; and
  • construction law and construction loans, including professional service agreements with architects, contractors, and engineers, documentation of interim and permanent construction financing, mechanics and materialman’s liens, and enforcement of construction contracts through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

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