Lane Powell offers extensive experience throughout the Pacific Northwest - as well as nationally and internationally - in real estate buying, selling and exchanging of commercial and residential property. The Firm’s attorneys are expert in many facets of commercial lending and transaction financing, bankruptcy, property valuation and taxation, as well as environmental and land-use matters.
Lane Powell has a proven record of successfully representing buyers and sellers in transactions involving commercial properties and businesses of all kinds, including office buildings, retail and apartment complexes, department stores and shopping centers, mixed-use facilities, hospitals, hotels, nursing homes, timberland, mines, storage and warehousing facilities, residential properties and raw land.
In addition to representing borrowers, Lane Powell skillfully counsels commercial lenders who finance all types of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, development and construction activities. The Firm also has substantial experience representing borrowers and lenders in troubled loan workout arrangements, as well as deed-of-trust and mortgage foreclosure proceedings.
Among the several other areas of real estate law Lane Powell regularly handles are:
•Commercial Leasing: Representing landlords and tenants in all kinds of commercial real estate leasing transactions as well as ground, timberland and aquatic leases.
•Bankruptcy Proceedings and Property Liquidations: Representing debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, workouts and property liquidations.
•Land-Use Planning and Development: Representing developers, businesses and lenders in connection with land-use and environmental issues arising from all kinds of development projects, from retail complexes to residential developments and natural resource extraction.
•Like-Kind Exchanges: Representing buyers and sellers in structuring “tax-free” like-kind exchanges of timberland, shopping center property, waterfront pier property and vacant land, among others, under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.
•Materialmen, Architectural and Engineering Liens: Recording and foreclosing upon all types of materialmen’s, architectural and engineering liens.
Real Estate Development and Finance
Lane Powell’s Real Estate Development and Finance Practice Group includes real estate, construction and litigation attorneys experienced in all phases of the real estate development process, from site selection through preparation of tenant leases, including:
•Environmental and land-use
•Contract negotiations and drafting
•Change orders, construction claims and liens
•Litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute methods
Attorneys in this group represent developers, owners, contractors, design professionals and suppliers, and are skilled in negotiating and finalizing agreements, as well as in litigation, arbitration, mediation and claims work.
Through specialization and experience, Lane Powell’s Real Estate Development and Finance attorneys are able to identify the legal issues in each real estate or construction-related transaction or dispute and then recommend practical, cost-effective solutions.
Please go to our website for a listing of our Representative Transactions.