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Duane Morris Real Estate Lawyer Philadelphia

  • Published date: December 6, 2020
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 19103   [ #343 Ad Views - 244 ]
  • +1 215-979-1000

Duane Morris Real Estate Lawyer Philadelphia has an experienced global property training, offering a full selection of services associated with acquisitions and dispositions; leasing; funding; hospitality; multifamily/healthcare; property valuation lawsuit; and development and land usage.

Our lawyers provide our customers, including land developers, lenders, investment managers, and REITs guided help through all phases of a transaction or project.

We can deal with a broad assortment of intricate and complex real estate transactions, leveraging our extensive skills and expertise in virtually all types of property and development issues.

Experienced Real EstateAttorney Philadelphia

An integrated interdisciplinary approach to our clients' needs is the cornerstone of the practice. Teams composed of attorneys across practice areas and the firm's geographic scope--from our real estate, capital markets, finance, construction, tax and other practices--supply seamless, value-added representation. Our expertise encompasses every area of acquisition, disposition, leasing and leasing, including new growth, workplace, retail, residential, assisted living and other health care facilities. In addition to tackling the routine issues involved with property issues, we find innovative solutions to complex and seemingly unsolvable dilemmas that need solid working relationships within the industry and a high degree of comprehension of the principles of deals, regulations, profitability, leverage and liability coverage.

The standing of the Duane Morris Real Estate Practice Group is built on an understanding of the real estate industry and the property businesses function. The Commercial Property Executive and Law360 rank Duane Morris as one of the very best real estate law firms headquartered in the United States. Also, Duane Morris real estate attorneys include those who have already been known in Chambers USA, hold the distinguished CRE professional designation in The Counselors of Real Estate, and are Accredited Professionals under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System.

Our attorneys have a broad background in the real estate industry and have functioned as registered architects, licensed mortgage brokers, certified public accountants, urban planners and authorised real estate agents.

Assortment of Services

  • Acquisitions, Dispositions and Funding
  • Retail jobs, including shopping facilities and drug/convenience shops;
  • Resorts, Together with their related management and franchise agreements;
  • Mixed-use projects;
  • Office/warehouse/residential buildings;
  • Skilled-nursing, assisted-living and senior-housing facilities; and
  • Hospitals, dialysis clinics and community health facilities.

Also, we counsel financial institutions in connection with public and project finance transactions and issues involving commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) transactions; lenders and loan servicers in connection with litigation, condemnation, workouts, foreclosure, restructuring, reorganization, loan sale, receivership and commercial property matters; and owners/developers from the acquisition, financing, holding and disposition of a commercial real estate.

Commercial and Retail Leasing

We advise both landlords and tenants within a wide array of commercial, industrial and retail leasing matters. Representative clients have included global staffing companies, a national supplier of postsecondary rates, owners of hospitality projects and private real estate companies.

Our experience includes a variety of lease transactions, such as operating leases, ground leases, subleases, build-to-suit rentals and sale-leaseback transactions.

Multifamily / Student Home

Duane Morris attorneys represent landowners, developers and lenders in connection with the financing, acquisition, development and construction of multifamily condos, apartment buildings, townhomes, planned communities and home projects.

We help clients on topics related to site assemblage and acquisition, planning board and zoning board characteristics, environmental problems and building contracts.

Further demonstrating the broad scope of our real estate attorneys' capabilities is our experience providing counsel to managers and owners of a student home in obtaining and financing student home.

This includes drafting and negotiating purchase and sale documents, joint venture arrangements with institutional partners, co-invest files and revolving lines of credit; obtaining new debt or assuming existing loans on all projects and ongoing legal issues in the possession and management of their home assets; and drafting all commercial leases for projects which contain a retail component. We also have helped clients in issues which involved getting military housing.


Duane Morris property lawyers represent regional, national and local developers, investors, lenders, medical associations, physicians' groups, and other owners and operators of all healthcare-related real estate in the acquisition, disposition, development, financing (taxable and tax-exempt), licensing and leasing of medical office buildings; continuing care, independent living, skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care centres; hospitals; ambulatory surgical facilities; dialysis practices; treatment centres; urgent care facilities; and medical care and lab facilities.


From the education industry, Duane Morris represents developers, investors, lenders, educational institutions, and other operators and owners of property with a wide range of services, including the acquisition, disposition, development, financing (taxable and tax-exempt), leasing and licensing of student housing and other education-related assets, and many different other educational institution-related facilities, such as classrooms and libraries.

Land Value Litigation

Duane Morris nationwide land evaluation litigation lawyers frequently counsel private landowners, lenders, loan servicers, governmental entities, quasi-governmental entities, major oil companies, gasoline retailers, public utility companies, banks, dealerships and retailers in eminent domain and land valuation matters.

Representative issues include, amongst others, pipeline acquisitions, redevelopment and infrastructure-related takings. With expertise representing both condemnors and property owners in all phases of eminent domain proceedings, we've handled tremendously complex takings cases involving a broad assortment of property uses and projects.

Development and Land Use

Duane Morris attorneys represent a broad spectrum of land developers and landowners in multiple jurisdictions at the local, state and federal levels. Our land use lawyers are experienced in planning, zoning, subdivisions and use licenses.

Additionally, we coordinate all the areas involved in property development, such as federal and state environmental and coastal law, climate change, air quality, discharge permits, water quality, water source, endangered species, critical habitats, vested rights, development agreements, exactions, affordable housing and redevelopment.

Our industrial, residential and industrial projects vary in size from master-planned communities of tens of thousands of acres to smaller, intensive urban infill development.


Duane Morris represents institutional customers deploying capital across the nation and around the world. We help our clients structure, negotiate and close upon both direct investments and joint venture investments with operating partners to place debt or equity to work in core, value-add and opportunistic real property investments in ground-up or rehabilitation projects in Greenfields, Brownfields and urban-infill; one-off and programmatic acquisitions, rehabs and financings; also as an investment via a mezzanine, participating debt and other debt arrangements.

We're sensitive to the regulatory requirements of domestic and offshore investors, pension investors, faculty endowments, foundations and autonomous wealth funds. We advise on structuring investments made through commingled funds, separate accounts; public/non-publicly traded REITs, private REIT funds, domestically controlled REITs, C-blockers, TRS structures, earnings stripping vehicles, pension-controlled REITs, fractions rule partnerships and, where essential, REOC or VCOC facilities along with other procedures of addressing the ERISA prohibited transactions rules, such as categorical and specific exemptions.

We're versed in addressing issues of concern to offshore investors, including ECI, FIRPTA and other tax investment and repatriation rules, whether domestically-controlled REITs, C-blockers or the use of debt.

We assist in identifying and mitigating the effects of terrible REIT income, bad REIT assets, UBTI, trader real estate and fractions rule violations. We're also experienced with UP-REIT and Down-REIT structures and even the use of OP Units and other non-cash monies to effect acquisitions.

Duane Morris Real Estate Lawyer

Address - 30 South 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196 USA

Contact - 215-979-1000

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