Real Estate Development Lawyer

Woods Lonergan PLLC represents real estate owners, developers, contractors, investors, and lenders regarding the development, acquisition, and sale of substantial real estate projects throughout the New York City area. Having an informed real estate law attorney is critical in successfully navigating the myriad of local, state, and federal laws governing property development. 

Our skilled real estate development lawyers are keenly aware that permit, land use issues, and other development delays can adversely impact your bottom line. Trust our legal team to provide you with innovative solutions and work to keep your project on schedule. 

Above all, we are committed to helping you achieve your development and growth objectives. Contact our office today so we can start planning your next real estate development project. 

Comprehensive Real Estate Development Services

Our accomplished real estate attorneys regularly assist clients with the development of all types of properties and help them navigate the related financing requirements, government regulations, and construction issues. We leverage our knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, and the New York City metro area’s real estate industry, to help our clients overcome potential obstacles to their projects. 

Our legal team is highly experienced in handling all phases of real estate development, including:

  • Acquisition, planning, and construction;
  • Structuring project teams (e.g., investors, project managers, contractors);
  • Land use planning and permitting;
  • Due diligence review;
  • Contract negotiation, preparation, and review;
  • Long-term financing (mortgage lending, bond-type financing) and investor exit planning;
  • Risk management and insurance assessment; and
  • Sales, leasing, and other disposition.

At Woods Lonergan, we provide a powerful combination of practical advice, strategic planning, and business acumen on all aspects of property financing and development.

Why You Need a Real Estate Development Attorney

Because real estate development involves many areas of constantly evolving law and regulation, it takes an experienced team of attorneys to keep your projects on track. Moreover, development projects typically involve multiple interested parties with different needs and objectives. A seasoned property development attorney can help to build and maintain relationships throughout the development process and find innovative and cost-effective solutions to the legal and business issues that may arise. 

How Woods Lonergan Can Help With Your Real Estate Development Project

Our talented team of real estate attorneys brings a practical approach to all types of real estate development projects and transactions.  Our real estate, business, and corporate practice groups work together to structure joint ventures and other necessary agreements that may be needed for all types of property development.

We have in-depth knowledge of the local, state, and federal tax laws that impact joint ventures and other development entities, and our attorneys work to mitigate the risks to all parties involved. Our attorneys also collaborate with our clients and their teams (e.g., architects, engineers, design consultants, general contractors, project managers) to ensure that development projects proceed expediently.

Backed by decades of experience, we are highly regarded for helping our clients navigate all matters of property development. From structuring property acquisitions, to drafting construction contracts and legal documents, to performing due diligence and coordinating development financing, we are the informed choice in real estate development law in the New York City metro area

Land Use Litigation, Condemnation, and Eminent Domain

Our real estate attorneys have extensive experience handling land use litigation in state and federal courts, and representing clients in administrative proceedings. We advise both owners of condemned properties and municipalities that pursue condemnation actions to accomplish regulatory takings. In these proceedings, our attorneys work diligently to reach favorable outcomes for our clients

Our Firm Serves a Wide Range of Development Clients

At Woods Lonergan, we have established close working relationships with clients across multiple industries and sectors, including but not limited to:

  • Residential, commercial, and industrial developers;
  • Property owners and investors;
  • Municipalities and state and federal entities;
  • Manufacturing businesses;
  • Nonprofits;
  • Schools, colleges, and universities; and
  • Institutional lenders.

Additionally, our experienced real estate development attorneys have handled developments of a wide variety of properties, such as:

  • Office buildings;
  • Mixed-use properties;
  • Apartment complexes;
  • Homes and subdivisions;
  • Multi-family housing;
  • Planned unit developments;
  • Shopping centers and retail stores;
  • Hospitals;
  • Hotels;
  • Manufacturing plants; and
  • Warehouse projects.

From conceptualization to project completion, our real estate development team will provide trustworthy counsel and always work in your best interests. 

Contact Our Experienced New York City Property Development Attorneys

At Woods Lonergan, we have a proven ability to coordinate and assist with success in all aspects of real estate development. Regardless of the size or complexity of your project, we will provide you with strategic advice and dependable service that enables you to achieve your objectives. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. 

Woods Lonergan PLLC helps clients with real estate development throughout NYC including the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.