Real Estate

We efficiently structure, negotiate, and close deals for real estate clients as well as clients whose operations involve leasing or owning real estate.

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP’s Real Estate practice group represents commercial property owners, users and developers, landlords and tenants, corporations, and commercial lenders. We offer comprehensive guidance across the full spectrum of real estate transactions—from land acquisition, due diligence, and land use approvals to financing, construction, leasing, and sale of a project.

As a full-service group, we are able to assist clients with even the most complex transactions, including the negotiation and documentation of multi-state projects and large mixed-use developments. Our practice offers a unique combination of comprehensive transactional assistance for the most sophisticated property owners, users, or developers, and those clients that may own or lease just one property. As general real estate counsel, we provide wide-ranging transactional guidance to developers, users, lenders, borrowers, sellers, and purchasers in connection with the acquisition, financing, development, and disposition of commercial properties. Our vast experience in real estate financing encompasses everything from asset-based financing to permanent loans—and is backed by our preparation and negotiation of all contracts and agreements.

Entrepreneurial players on all sides of the transaction rely on the creativity and efficiency that we bring to the table. In every real estate matter, we seek to understand and resolve critical legal and tax issues while meeting the strategic business objectives of our clients. Shumaker offers the full resources of our firm to handle critical transactional concerns—such as tax, environmental, financing, and insurance concerns—without creating excess cost or complexity.

Beyond this broad scope, we regularly handle complex issues in areas such as real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate investment funds, and public-private partnerships (PPPs), often working to resolve difficult land use or tax concerns. For REIT and real estate investment clients, our team of professionals acts as lead counsel in complex investment transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, sale-leasebacks, and public and private capital raisings. For important community projects, such as convention centers, sports facilities, and performing arts theaters, we work with clients to forge durable public-private partnerships that involve multiple financing entities.

Our Clients

  • Large and small real estate owners, developers, users, landlords, tenants, property managers, lenders, contractors, and architects
  • Fortune 500 companies seeking property acquisitions and dispositions
  • Government and private sector participants in public-private partnerships
  • REITs and other real estate investment firms focused on office, commercial, and senior living and other health care facilities
  • Commercial banks and mortgage lenders

Our Services

  • Property development, purchases, and sales
  • Structuring real estate partnerships and investments
  • Commercial leasing
  • Brokerage and property management
  • Real estate finance
  • Construction law and dispute resolution
  • Zoning and land use
  • Loan workouts and foreclosures
  • Title insurance and closing
  • Commercial landlord tenant disputes
  • Assistance with property acquisitions and dispositions, including as tax-free exchanges
  • Advice on financings—from traditional mortgage or lease arrangements to complex deal structures such as partnership syndications and equity participation arrangements, as well as asset-based, cash flow, mezzanine, and construction financing and permanent loans
  • Counsel on leasing transactions or disputes from the perspective of owners, property managers, or tenants
  • Negotiating and drafting owner/contractor and owner/architect agreements, from the conventional to unique design/build or integrated project delivery arrangements
  • Resolution of real estate disputes, including loan workouts and foreclosures, construction litigation, and brokerage disputes
  • Advice on a range of land use issues, including zoning, annexation, eminent domain, permitting, impact fees, and property taxes

News Releases

11.07.2018Sam Queirolo Joins Shumaker
10.01.2018Willard A. Blair Elected to the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors Board
07.16.2018Jaime Austrich Installed as President of the J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inns of Court
07.12.2018Julio C. Esquivel Served as Panelist at West Coast District Global Commercial Real Estate Symposium
07.12.2018Douglas A. Cherry Installed as President of the Judge John M. Scheb American Inns of Court
07.11.2018Ronald A. Christaldi Selected by Business Journals as One of Nation’s 100 Most Influential Attorneys
06.07.2018Malcolm J. Pitchford Presented National Business Institute Lectures
05.14.2018Jay Verona Appointed to the Florida Bar's Grievance Committee "C" of the Thirteenth Circuit
03.09.2018Moses Luski Re-Elected to the Board of Directors of the Avenue Homeowners Association
03.05.2018DeLeo Leads Campaign for Sarasota County School Tax Referendum
12.19.2017Jack Gillespie Presented at National Business Institute Seminar
11.14.2017Emily M. Morrison Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
07.26.2017Christian Staples Named Honoree for the 2017 North Carolina Leaders in the Law Awards
06.09.2017Rebecca E. Shope Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Toledo “Woman of the Year"
05.31.2017Unoccupied Nanna’s Coffee Shop on Freedom Drive to Become Charlotte’s First Drive-Thru-Only Coffee Shop
03.09.2017Raydal Hospitality Announces Newest Sabor Latin Street Grill Location
01.09.2017Shumaker Attorneys Named Business North Carolina's 2017 "Legal Elite"
11.16.2016Shumaker Earns National and Regional Rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017
11.12.2015Shumaker Earns “Best Law Firm” Rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2016
05.19.2015Malcolm J. Pitchford to Present at "Quiet Title Actions in Florida" Seminar
11.17.2014Rebecca S. House Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
11.06.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Receives Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2014
11.03.2010Malcolm J. Pitchford Appointed to Real Estate Certification Committee of the Florida Bar and Joins Board of Risk Management Association
10.14.2010Attorneys Moses Luski and Andy Culicerto to present on "Protecting Your Rights Throughout the Construction Process"
09.27.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Receives First Tier Rankings in U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2010 “Best Law Firms” Inaugural List
08.03.2010Juan C. Villaveces Receives Board Certification in Real Estate Law
05.01.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition


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