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Real Estate

From leases to building purchases, fixed asset limitations and unused property to REO, financial institutions feel the impact of real estate laws and their real estate transactions throughout their daily operations. A well-negotiated lease can help prevent conflicts landlord-tenant conflicts. Knowledge of the customary terms for spaces in urban and suburban markets, as well as regional and local shopping centers and other retail facilities, can help streamline negotiations and minimize the cost of review while still maximizing the end result.

In the property purchase and development arena, thoroughly vetted expansion plans can help prevent regulatory mis-steps. Fixed asset and undeveloped land regulations can be cumbersome, particularly in rapidly shifting economic environments. Careful structuring of real estate transactions can help avoid regulatory pitfalls, and ensure that ownership of fixed assets rests with the appropriate entity, whether that is your financial institution or a subsidiary.

SW&M has represented financial institutions in a wide variety of real estate transactions. Our attorneys have broad experience in structuring and negotiating all types of real estate transactions.