Evolving regulatory requirements, increased governmental scrutiny and rapidly changing economic conditions are making it more challenging for companies, developers and other investors to manage and complete projects. In today’s market, clients require experienced, multidisciplinary lawyers who can apply their skills and experience in real estate, corporate M&A, securities, joint ventures, financing and tax law to complex business transactions.
We offer clients practical and creative solutions to difficult problems. Working as one team across practice areas, we offer common sense, focused multi-disciplinary counsel on a cost-effective basis.
Our specialized lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of property development, sales, acquisitions, leases and the provision of security in the commercial, retail, industrial, residential and mixed-use markets. Our Real Estate & Construction practice excels in real estate finance, acquisitions and leasing.
We regularly advise key industry clients on a variety of matters, including:
- Acquisitions, Dispositions & Leasing
Our real estate practice handles all aspects of acquisition, disposition, use and exchange transactions, ranging from individual property deals to large asset transfers to developing and negotiating leasing documentation (for both lessees and owners). We have experience in all types of properties, including green-field developments, commercial office space, industrial factories, hotels, residential projects and shopping centres.
- Real Estate Finance
Our practice encompasses the entire spectrum of real estate financing techniques used in the acquisition, development, construction and ownership of all types of real estate projects. With our in-depth knowledge of the market, we pride ourselves on helping clients close deals.
Our attorneys represent clients in negotiating and structuring securitized financing transactions. We provide legal counsel and advice to both borrowers and financial institutions. Besides loans and mortgages, we counsel our clients in complex debt financings including sale/lease-backs and syndications. The depth and scope of our practice allows us to successfully manage the full panoply of real estate, tax, and securities issues attendant to these transactions.
We have a diversified construction practice involving structuring transactions, negotiating contracts, counselling, document preparation, claims preparation and analysis and litigation. Examples of typical construction-related matters handled by the firm include:
- preparation, review and negotiation of development, design, engineering, design/build and construction contract documents;
- negotiation of insurance coverage for participants in the construction process;
- preparation, settlement or litigation of claims arising from changes in scope of work, delay, disruption, acceleration, termination and other performance-related matters; and
- claims against contractors and design professionals arising because of design errors or defective construction.
- Development, Zoning & Land Use
Real estate development requires a unique blend of sophistication and savvy. Attorneys in our development practice combine legal, business, and financing expertise with a depth of practical experience in getting deals completed efficiently and creatively. Our practice encompasses all phases of the development process, from site assembly to land use and zoning to construction and operations. We also assist with government incentives and entitlements.
Our real estate practice team is experienced in the policies and issues relating to zoning, site planning approval, subdivision, historic preservation, transferable development rights, environmental approvals, building permits, authorizations of occupancy, street and alley closings and other approvals and permits. Team members work closely with the firm’s clients to analyze applicable development requirements, prepare all necessary applications and present the proposals in meetings and public hearings, as necessary.
We have extensive experience in site assembly and project management in relation to development and large multi-year build-out programs.
- Environmental Law
Our stand alone and specialized environmental practice is the first of its kind in Romania. We provide unique and focused advice on complex compliance issues, permitting and, if necessary, support with negotiations, litigation and disputes against local and national authorities. In this increasingly demanding field, we routinely surpass expectations and work hard to craft practical solutions for your business. Reducing your legal risks is our primary goal.
We are one of Romania’s leading environmental practices. From advising on the largest environmental clean-up in Southeast Europe to working with Romania’s largest mining operator, we have a vast wealth of experience and industry knowledge.
We pride ourselves on providing practical and usable advice to our clients. Using our real-world experience and intimate knowledge of E.U. and Romanian laws and regulations, we develop workable solutions to our clients’ specific business and legal needs.