Real Estate

Whitaker Chalk provides thoughtful, expert legal counsel for every aspect of the real estate industry. We actively engage with you to help you achieve your specific goals. We don’t just solve problems as they arise but strategically plan from the onset of any project to achieve the best possible result. Making Whitaker Chalk part of your real estate team means you have a legal partner that is truly invested in your success in the real estate business.

We have decades of experience successfully representing investors, developers, construction companies, farmers and ranchers, property owners, borrowers and lenders in all the basics of buying, selling, developing, financing and operating real estate interests. However, we also have extensive experience with “outside-the-box” solutions in less common areas of real estate, and our real estate attorneys provide customized legal counsel in the following areas:

Real Estate Development

  • We have extensive experience assisting residential and commercial developers in successfully executing real estate development ventures, including examining title and performing due diligence; obtaining approvals from zoning authorities; maintaining compliance with municipal codes; establishing and managing property owner associations (HOA); establishing and managing special utility districts and municipal utility districts; and following development projects through all the way to completion. We customize our services to fit each developer’s unique needs in order to streamline development projects from start to finish.

Real Estate Entity Formation and Ownership Structure

  • We will help you evaluate the best entity and ownership structure to hold certain real estate assets and to operate certain real estate businesses, whether in a limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership or trust. We can also advise you on issues relating to investing in entities that own or invest in real estate.

Leasing and Property Management

  • We understand that almost every lease has its own unique sets of facts, so we can help you customize leases to fit your specific needs. We have extensive experience with leasing, both as lawyers and business people, and we understand the crucial differences between agricultural, office, industrial, retail, residential and restaurant leases. This experience helps us provide relevant leasing advice, both from the legal and business perspective, which helps you achieve your goals.
  • Our clients include all types of local and national landlords and tenants, from small business tenants in the retail, medical and restaurant industries to major corporations leasing large warehouses or corporate campuses.

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