Real Estate & Construction Litigation
North Florida Lawyers' Real Estate Department provides clients with a broad range of representation in all areas of residential and commercial real estate development. Our goal is to represent, assist and provide business advice as requested to developers, owners, hotel operators, contractors, architects, and engineers in virtually every type of real estate transaction.
Loan Workouts and Foreclosures:
North Florida Lawyers' Real Estate Department assists We have experience with loan workouts for various real estate asset classes, including commercial and industrial centers, hotels and clubs, office buildings, condominiums and apartments and residential development deals. Our transactional and litigation attorneys are well-versed in advising our lender clients in the early stages of a loan default on issues such as preparing and negotiating pre-work out agreements to protect lenders from waiving rights, preserving remedies, limiting lender liability claims and reducing potential bankruptcy filings. In the case that it does become a bankruptcy-related issue, our real estate attorneys work closely with our business restructuring attorneys for the duration of the matter. We have litigated numerous institutional lenders, insurance companies, borrowers and equity investors navigate problem loan workouts. We have experience in virtually every aspect of real estate financing. lender-liability and bad-faith claims and participated in various out-of-court workouts. We also regularly conduct loan portfolio reviews, which begin with a thorough review of the loan portfolio. We then design and implement an ongoing loan surveillance program. Finally, we create an action plan for the most worrisome problem loans.
Foreclosures & Distressed Property:
The Distressed Property practice group integrates lawyers from our transactional real estate, real estate litigation, corporate and securities and business restructuring groups to provide comprehensive legal services to lenders and special servicers in all aspects of dealing with distressed real estate debt.
North Florida Lawyers' Distressed Property Practice Group helps clients navigate the legal matters related to distressed real estate and distressed real estate-related debt. Our clients include lenders, special servicers, owners, investors, developers, managers and private equity funds. We assist our clients with the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of distressed properties as well as the acquisition, disposition and resolution of distressed real estate debt.
Eminent Domain is another area that North Florida Lawyers is experienced in helping companies get the best value for their land and damages. Depending on the agency or municipality you are dealing with, knowing the rights and options at each stage of the process is critical to maximizing your return. In many cases, the attorney fees are built into the compensation you'll receive from the governmental entity pursuing the taking.