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Real Estate Development

Berliner Cohen’s real estate attorneys have been advising clients for over 50 years. We represented some of Silicon Valley’s most notable developers such as Santana Row, the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles and the Paseo Nuevo Center in Santa Barbara. Over the years, our real estate practice has grown, matured and evolved into one of the largest transactional real estate groups in Northern California.

Real Estate Development

Berliner Cohen provides our clients with assistance from beginning to end of any real estate development project. With attorneys working closely in corporate litigation, tax, land use, and real estate transactions groups, our services transcend the average law firm’s ability to handle real estate development deals. Berliner Cohen has arbitrators and mediators to assist in the formation of agreements between developers and investors, land use, and municipal law attorneys to facilitate communication between the public and private sectors such as obtaining permits, regulatory advocacy, litigation, and tax attorneys to assist in any sort of tax matter, as well as real estate transaction attorneys to handle real estate exchanges.

The real estate development team has the depth and diversity of experience to handle a variety of projects ranging from the most complex to the routine, including:

  • Complex, multistate, multi-property acquisitions
  • Disposition and loan transactions
  • Development, purchase and sale of corporate campuses and commercial, retail, residential and industrial properties
  • Subdivision development
  • Tax-deferred exchanges
  • Space leasing of research and development, office, retail and industrial properties
  • Ground leasing
  • Agricultural leases
  • Redevelopment projects
  • Construction
  • Permanent financing, loan workouts and settlements