Commercial Real Estate

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The lawyers of Tripp Scott's commercial real estate practice have helped shape the skyline of Fort Lauderdale. Since the firm's inception, the attorneys in this practice have evolved with the changing local real estate market. In the last decade, the firm has helped clients respond to market forces and assisted clients in taking advantage of alternative financing sources, dealing with overbuilt markets and complying with a complex body of local, state and natural environment laws.

This firm works with developers, owners, property managers, tenants, financial institutions and investors in all types of transactions from routing purchase agreements to complicated development plans. Among its clients are a billion-dollar, international corporation with more than 100 facilities around the world, local buy ers and sellers of real property, landlords and tenants, and investment and property-management companies. Facilities range from Class A office buildings and convention centers to planned communities.

Tripp Scott's real estate practice includes:

  • Acquisitions

  • Brokerage commission disputes

  • Clean-up reimbursements

  • Construction-contract issues and litigation

  • Contract negotiations

  • Debt restructurings

  • Environmental remediation

  • Foreclosures

  • Landlord-tenant disputes

  • Lease negotiations and contracts

  • Loan workouts

  • Project finance, including mortgages, sale-leasebacks, like-kind exchange and non-traditional financing sources

  • Property-management issues

  • REIT formations and related issues

  • Title-insurance matters

  • Zoning issues

Commercial real estate matters often call for knowledge and expertise in specialized and related areas of law. As a multi-disciplinary firm, Tripp Scott has the professional staff and resources to address a broad scope of questions. Real estate attorneys often work with members of the firm's corporate, tax, banking and fina nce environmental, governmental and litigation practices to provide clients with a full range of legal services.

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