Duane Morris LLP
Practice Areas
* Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring
* Corporate
* Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration
* Energy, Environment and Resources
* Estates and Asset Planning
* Finance
* Health Law
* Insurance and Reinsurance
* Intellectual Property
* International
* Multidisciplinary Client Teams
* Real Estate
* Tax
* Technology
* Trial

Duane Morris LLP, a full-service law firm with more than 700 attorneys in 24 offices in the United States and internationally, offers innovative solutions to the legal and business challenges presented by today's evolving global markets.

Duane Morris has a national and regional practice providing extensive skills and experience in virtually all real estate and development matters. We represent clients in a broad range of sophisticated and complex real estate transactions and offer a full range of services related to the purchase, sale, leasing, development, financing, use and management of real property and real estate portfolios. Our representations include work relating to lease agreements, financing and loan documents, restructurings and workouts, condemnation, eminent domain, valuation and tax issues, purchase and sale agreement negotiations, real estate development and real estate portfolio management.

With experience in many real estate market cycles, we understand the challenges in both the up-cycles and downturns and have the depth and experience necessary to advise clients on a broad range of sophisticated issues. Our experience includes handling the routine issues involved in real estate matters, as well as determining solutions to complex and seemingly unsolvable dilemmas that require solid working relationships within the industry and a high level of understanding of the nuances of deals, regulations, profitability, leverage and liability protection. We place primary emphasis on finding practical and creative solutions to facilitate our clients' business objectives and closing transactions both advantageously and efficiently.

We represent some of the largest developers, many with signature brands, investors, lenders and real estate-oriented companies. Our clients include a wide variety of investors, property owners, residential and commercial developers, homebuilders, asset management firms, private equity firms, manufacturing and industrial companies, retailers, banks and other financial institutions, title companies, pension funds, real estate investment trusts, construction companies and contractors, insurance companies, hotel operators and public agencies. The work of the Duane Morris Real Estate Practice Group involves properties throughout the United States and abroad.

The reputation of the Duane Morris Real Estate Practice Group is built on a profound understanding of the real estate industry and how real estate businesses function. Our attorneys have a broad background in the real estate industry and have worked as registered architects, licensed mortgage brokers, certified public accountants, property appraisers and licensed real estate agents. Several Duane Morris attorneys are members of, actively involved in, and hold leadership positions in Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, community development corporations, and various national and local homebuilders' and real estate professional associations and trade organizations, many of the same organizations in which our clients are involved. In addition, Duane Morris real estate attorneys include those recognized in Chambers USA, hold the distinguished MAI and CRE professional designations from the Appraisal Institute and The Counselors of Real Estate, and are Accredited Professionals under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System.

Real estate transactions and projects often include other areas of the law. As a full-service firm, Duane Morris brings together the resources and experience needed by clients, giving them access to skills and resources in practice areas, such as corporate, construction, tax, securities and bankruptcy, and with attorneys whose practices overlap with other disciplines but who routinely devote substantial attention to real property matters. The firm's team approach enables clients to take advantage of additional legal resources in related areas, resulting in seamless, value-added, high-quality representation.

With a comprehensive understanding of all phases of the market cycle, the Duane Morris Real Estate Practice Group covers a broad range of complex commercial real estate practice areas. Our principal areas of practice include:
- Real Estate Development
- Acquisitions and Dispositions
- Financing and Restructuring
- Leasing
- Construction
- Environmental Matters and Sustainable Development
- Eminent Domain, Condemnation and Property Valuation
- Public/Private Partnerships
- Hospitality and Gaming Industry
- Distressed Real Estate
- Zoning and Land Use
- Condominium and Homeowners Association Documentation and Registration
- Affordable Housing
- Transportation-Oriented and Smart Growth Projects

Duane Morris LLP
190 S LaSalle St #3700
Chicago IL 60603-3433
Tel: 312 499-6700
Fax: 312 499-6701
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