The real estate attorneys at St. John, Bowling & Lawrence handle commercial real estate transactions throughout Charlottesville and surrounding areas. The firm represents builders, developers, investors, buyers and sellers in the purchase, sale, financing, and development of commercial properties, with expertise across a range of special legal issues, such as land-use planning and zoning matters, commercial leasing and condominium conversions. Our commercial real estate practice encompasses single and multi-tenant office buildings, industrial buildings, strip malls, and shopping malls, and more.
Commercial real estate transactions take in complex legal issues and complicated business dealings. For instance, condominium conversions can involve changing the title of a multi-unit structure, as well as issues of financing, marketing, and development of and operation of a homeowners association (HOA). Commercial leasing can involve many different forms of net leases (single, double, triple) and gross leases and cover every type of commercial property imaginable. Land use planning requires attention to zoning issues and a web of federal, state and local environmental issues that require intensive effort on the front-end in order to avoid costly litigation or remediation down the road.
From the contract of sale and securing the loan commitment, through due diligence, title searches and surveys, all the way to closing, there are practical issues and technical requirements at every step that can either break a deal, cause damage to the party, or ensure a sound transaction and successful future. Our attorneys apply a careful eye and knowledgeable mind to the negotiation, drafting, reviewing and revision of all applicable documents to fully protect and accurately reflect the client’s interests.
But a real estate transaction is about more than just processing documents. Effective representation requires an attorney who knows real estate inside and out and understands what information must be obtained in order to properly advise and represent clients in their best interests. The experienced real estate attorneys at St. John, Bowling & Lawrence have the knowledge and skills necessary to handle the diversity of transactions and diversity of issues that present themselves in the field of Charlottesville real estate.