LaFountain & Wollman, P.C., represents clients in commercial property transactions involving office buildings, shopping centers, malls, hotels, apartment buildings, and parking garages. We have comprehensive knowledge of the commercial real estate markets in Massachusetts and the applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Any attorney can navigate residential real estate closings, but it takes a lawyer with specific knowledge and experience to close a deal involving commercial property. Our firm provides a powerful combination of legal skills and business acumen to buyers, landlords, property managers, owners, and developers.
We regularly collaborate with lenders, financial institutions, and investors to help our clients secure funding. When you become our client, you can invest in commercial real estate with confidence. Contact us today to get started.
Massachusetts Commercial Property Attorneys
Given that commercial property transactions are complex and governed by a myriad of rules and regulations, it is crucial to have proper representation. Our firm works with clients through all aspects of property transactions and is committed to helping them achieve their objectives.
LaFountain & Wollman’s comprehensive legal services include:
- Negotiating and preparing Purchase and Sales Agreements
- Conducting due diligence (arranging inspections, environmental reports, surveys, engineering reports)
- Arranging title searches, clearance, insurance, and endorsements
- Representing buyers and sellers at closing
- Prosecuting and defending complex commercial real estate litigation
Trust our team to help you resolve complex issues such as:
Issues with the Property
Our due diligence investigations focus on environmental concerns, prior lien and other title defects, easements, encroachments, and other potential issues that could impact the intended transaction. Above all, we are committed to protecting your interests and helping you avoid potential liability for any legal, environmental, or building code violations.
Engaging in a successful commercial real estate transaction hinges on arriving at a fair and accurate valuation. Our firm looks to several factors to determine the value of commercial properties: size, age and condition, current and future income streams, and the value of comparable properties in the market. We also collaborate with a respected network of financial analysts to ensure that your business has adequate capital reserves to make the necessary financing payments.
Our firm will work closely with you to explore various funding options, such as syndicated mortgage loans, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans, bond-type financing, credit-tenant financing, conduit financing, and other structured financings.
Leasing and Selling
We know that getting a return on your investment is fundamental to success in the commercial real estate space. Whether you are seeking to lease or sell property, our business lawyer moves strategically to get the deal done.
Construction and Development of Commercial Property
Our firm regularly negotiates and prepares construction-related documents for all types of transactions: stand-alone projects, multi-stage, and multi-location ventures. By collaborating with architects, engineers, design consultants, construction managers, general contractors, and project managers — we work strategically to achieve beneficial outcomes for all parties involved in the deal.
The Trusted Choice in Massachusetts Commercial Lease Law
Our firm regularly negotiates and prepares commercial lease agreements on behalf of landlords and tenants for all types of properties including:
- Ground leases
- Office leases
- Retail leases
- Shopping center leases
- Warehouse leases
Above all, we negotiate mutually beneficial lease terms and provisions concerning rental increases, concessions, build-outs, and renewals. Our attorneys also represent both sides in landlord-tenant disputes, working to find real-world solutions.
The LaFountain & Wollman Difference
Our firm is entirely client-focused and committed to helping our partners in the commercial property space. Through the years, we have developed long-standing relationships with bank representatives, accountants, funders, contractors, and developers who handle property transactions efficiently and cost-effectively.
What sets us apart is our ability to anticipate problems and proactively address them. We know that time is money in commercial real estate and completing transactions timely is crucial. When disputes arise, we look for innovative solutions through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration. But we will litigate if necessary to achieve the desired result.
Above all, we are committed to your success. With LaFountain & Wollman, you can see your commercial property deals through to completion and achieve your objectives.
Contact Our Experienced Commercial Real Estate Attorneys
Given the complexities involved in commercial real estate transactions, partnering with an attorney who knows the contemporary landscape in Massachusetts is a wise choice. That’s where LaFountain & Wollman comes in. Trust us to guide you through each phase of the property transaction, protect your interests, and help you maximize your investments. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can close the deal.