Real Estate Law
The lawyers in Barrett McNagny's Real Estate Group provide legal services and counsel to commercial and residential real estate developers, residential and commercial building contractors, financial institutions, municipal entities, retail, commercial and industrial businesses, real estate agents, and individual home and property owners.
In addition, most real estate matters encompass more than real estate law. Barrett McNagny has significant depth and experience in other disciplines that apply to both the simplest and the most complex real estate matters. Those include environmental, tax, governmental, municipal, corporate, bankruptcy, estate planning, insurance, and litigation experience.
Acquisitions and Sales
Care and attention are given to our clients by attorneys who are well versed in issues arising from the time real estate is acquired to the time it is sold. This representation includes negotiation of purchase and sale contracts, review of survey and title work, environmental assessments and wetland delineations, soil testing, inspection, and engineering issues, closing document preparation, closing settlement statements and services, and clearing any title problems.
Real Estate Finance
Lawyers in the Real Estate Group regularly represent owners of real estate, borrowers, banks, insurance companies, and other lenders in connection with the negotiation and preparation of documentation for routine-to-complex real estate loan transactions. Transactional matters include negotiation of loan commitments, construction and permanent financing transactions, mortgage warehousing, development financing, and other mortgage-backed secured transactions.
Land Use Regulation
Our lawyers are experienced in the regulatory environment affecting the redevelopment of improved real estate or the development of unimproved land for multi-use commercial projects, shopping centers, residential projects, industrial projects, and office parks. This includes an understanding and experience in all aspects of land-use planning such as zoning, subdivision, annexation, eminent domain, environmental law, and applicable federal, state, and local permitting requirements for real estate development and redevelopment.
Real Estate Development and Use
Our Real Estate Group represents developers of all types of real estate, including unimproved land, brownfields, commercial office, and industrial buildings, hotels, residential projects, and shopping centers. Our work includes drafting and negotiating purchase contracts, ground leases, site development agreements, restrictive covenant and easement agreements, and related documents pertaining to the development and use of unimproved or improved real estate.
Our lawyers practice all types of commercial and residential real estate leasing, including office buildings, shopping centers, industrial projects, communications towers, and apartment buildings. We represent both landlords and tenants in all aspects of lease negotiations, including equity participation and complex tenant construction issues.
The lawyers in our Real Estate Group assist our clients with all aspects of construction projects, from the initial planning stage and design to the actual construction and post-construction period. This experience includes the negotiation of design and construction contracts, construction delay claims, design defects, mechanics liens, warranty issues, performance bond and insurance issues, environmental concerns, coordination of various regulatory agency requirements, contractor's default and insolvency, and related matters pertaining to the interests of both the owner and the contractor in commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects.
Read our latest Real Estate Law blog post: "Seller Beware: Understanding the Obligations of a Seller of Residential Real Estate under Indiana Law"
Contact an Attorney
For additional information regarding Barrett McNagny's Real Estate Law area of practice, please contact one of the attorneys listed below: