Land Use, Real Estate & Project Development

Grimes Goebel has extensive experience in all aspects of dealing with real estate and represents national, regional and local developers, investors and builders. The firm handles development of a project from acquisition of the property through planning and zoning (including the process of approval of developments of regional impact), to platting, financing and construction. In addition, the firm represents its clients in the negotiation and closing on the purchase, sale or financing of commercial sites and buildings. The firm’s staff includes experienced commercial real estate paralegals. The firm’s expertise in this practice area includes the following:

  • Acquisition and sales of commercial property and vacant tracts of land
  • Negotiation and preparation of contract and closing documentation
  • Commercial closings and issuance of title insurance
  • Due diligence investigation and coordination with outside consultants
  • Land planning and project development
  • Zoning and site plan approvals
  • DRI approvals
  • Condominium creation and documentation, including land condominium and mixed use retail/residential condominium project documentation
  • Preparation of declarations of covenants, easements and restrictions and other subdivision-related documentation, including homeowners’ and property owners’ association documentation
  • Shopping center, retail, office and industrial leases
  • Survey and boundary dispute issues
  • Construction contracts and disputes, construction lien law issues
  • Condemnation/Eminent Domain
  • Lender representation in commercial real estate and business transactions
  • 1031 like-kind exchanges