Preti Flaherty’s attorneys are savvy on all sides of the real estate business, handling deals from inception to completion for a full range of clients involved in real estate transactions. We work with buyers and sellers, developers, investors and lenders to secure their interests in complex real estate matters. Because we’ve represented various parties and have played an integral role in some of the most significant and sophisticated development projects in New England, we have the knowledge and experience to anticipate every angle and obstacle and capitalize on every opportunity. Whether it’s an affordable housing or planned community development, resort, retail center, salmon farm or large-scale renewable energy project, Preti Flaherty’s real estate attorneys help clear the path to fruition seamlessly and cost-effectively.

Our real estate and finance experience and capabilities include:

  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Examinations of title and title exceptions
  • Negotiation of insurance policies
  • Land use and environmental
  • Development and construction agreements
  • Mixed-use projects
  • Resolution of survey and title issues
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial leases
  • Commercial lending
  • Tax exempt municipal bonds
  • Tax increment financing
  • Construction contracts and bonding
  • Large scale energy and hydro projects
  • Timberlands
  • Family ownership planning and transfers
  • Restructuring and workouts
  • Joint ventures
  • Financing
  • Litigation and dispute resolution

Advancing Project Approvals

The central element of any real estate transaction is the land itself, which comes with its own set of rules, regulations and considerations. Preti Flaherty’s attorneys are as practiced in land use matters as they are in contracts and negotiations, giving clients the benefit of full-service real estate counsel and capabilities. With creative thinking, extensive knowledge of government processes and superior negotiation skills, we can secure the critical regulatory, municipal and federal approvals to move even the most complex development projects forward. We regularly negotiate easements and land use entitlements, conduct due diligence investigations and risk assessments, handle Brownfield and timberland developments, ensure compliance with environmental laws and state Endangered Species Acts, resolve boundary and other land use disputes, and manage the preparation of office, retail, industrial, and long-term ground leases.