Corporate Counsel - Hidden Real Estate Traps


The driving force behind mergers and acquisitions typically involves

considerations of market share and operational synergy. Parties focus on

significant business assets and liabilities, both existing and potential. These

are complex commercial transactions in which many layers of information are

reviewed, considered and analyzed.

The real estate held by the target business may be inadvertently overlooked,

however. Considering the potential liability and delays in closing that can

arise if the real estate component of the transaction is not properly handled,

companies would be wise to do everything in their power to avoid this


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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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