Jones & Keller attorneys have significant experience representing purchasers, sellers, borrowers, lenders, landlords, tenants, and others in a variety of complex real estate transactions. We help our clients with acquisition, development and construction, and leasing, management, financing, foreclosure, syndication, sale, and transfer of real estate in a wide variety of asset classes, including retail buildings, industrial buildings, office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, resort properties, mixed-use developments, self-storage facilities, senior living developments, condominium projects, and attached and detached residential developments. Our attorneys work closely with each client to understand their objectives and the legal needs of each transaction.
Our attorneys have experience in all phases of the acquisition, ownership, development, management, and sale of real property, both developed and undeveloped. We provide guidance to clients during the pre-closing due diligence process, including analysis of title, surveys, environmental conditions, and activity, water, and mineral rights, zoning, land use, annexation, tax assessments, insurance, liens, and compliance with regulations. We also represent owners during the planning process with developers, architects, and governmental entities, and some of our attorneys have held positions on boards and commissions that make municipal decisions concerning real estate.
Our attorneys prepare and negotiate the full range of real estate related contracts and instruments, such as purchase and sale contracts, development agreements, subcontracts, association agreements, articles and bylaws, joint venture agreements, loan agreements, deeds of trust, easements, licenses, and covenants. Our lawyers have managed and conducted numerous real estate closings, both in-person and virtual.
We represent landlords and tenants in commercial leasing including ground leases, build-to-suit leases, triple-net leases, gross leases, retail leases, and office leases. We also evaluate and prepare the full range of contracts used in the management and operation of real property, such as management agreements, listing agreements, service provider contracts, and financing agreements.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in real estate financing and advise owners, developers, and borrowers through a variety of complex lending transactions and credit structures and work closely with our client and all other parties involved to close each transaction. We also counsel owners and developers in connection with equity financing and industrial development bond financing. For a detailed description of our capabilities please see the description of the Banking, Lending and Financial Institutions Practice elsewhere on this website.
Our attorneys represent purchasers, sellers, borrowers, lenders, landlords, tenants, and others in real estate-related dispute resolution negotiations and litigation. We handle a wide range of disputes involving breach of contract, easements, foreclosures, receiverships, bankruptcy, and deed-in-lieu transactions, among others. When workout negotiations are unable to resolve a dispute or salvage a troubled project, Jones & Keller attorneys are fierce and ethical advocates in litigation to achieve optimal outcomes for our clients through trials and appeals.
Jones & Keller attorneys have represented owners, engineers, architects and suppliers in all aspects of construction projects world-wide, from developing bid and RFP documents through the post-construction claims and litigation processes. Read more at Construction Contracting
Our attorneys assist clients with the complex rules and regulations pertaining to tax deferred exchanges, including tax deferral under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.