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Real Estate Financing

Every real estate project has its own complex set of concerns. That's why clients appreciate the business-oriented, pragmatic approach our real estate finance attorneys take to addressing their unique transaction issues. We regularly represent large and small financial institutions, land owners, and developers in a wide array of real estate lending transactions, including term loans, construction financing, land development loans, and project financing. Experienced negotiators, we work in lean economical teams to find creative solutions to our clients' greatest challenges.

Our work with structuring, negotiating, and documenting secured or mortgage-based financing transactions is extensive and includes matters involving all property types—office, industrial, warehouse, retail, apartments, townhomes/condominiums, restaurants, hotels, and gaming projects. Recognizing that unique situations require creative solutions, we are skilled at drafting and review of contracts for deed as short- and long-term financing alternatives for projects that otherwise do not fit into standard financing packages.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
Our TIF-savvy attorneys have maximized assistance for owners, developers, and municipalities in a wide variety of tax increment financing projects ranging from $100 million Class A office and mixed-use projects in downtown Minneapolis, to new manufacturing/industrial/warehouse facilities in Twin Cities' suburbs and out-state Minnesota developments. We take great pride in helping maximize the assistance obtained by our owner/developer clients.

Workouts and Bankruptcy
We also regularly advise lenders in connection with the workout and foreclosure of troubled real estate loans, and bankruptcy—and are well versed in the distinct concerns faced in connection with such matters, including receiverships, environmental liabilities, rights of competing creditors and tenants, and other third party and lender liability claims.


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