Real Estate/Environmental

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The Real Estate and Environmental Group provides highly skilled legal services to its clients, which include individuals, businesses, financial institutions, for-profit and not-for-profit corporations and other types of legal entities in all types of Real Estate-related matters. The members of the Group provide advice, counseling, document preparation and review, and negotiation in the following areas:

Purchase, Sale, and Exchange: including residential, commercial and industrial properties of all types, including apartment buildings, office and industrial buildings, condominiums and vacant land for development

The Group’s attorneys work closely with clients and their consultants in reviewing and resolving acquisition due diligence issues, matters of title and conveyancing and counsel on the utilization of the various forms of ownership and services for the creation of such entities, including limited liability companies and tenants in common agreements.

Real Estate Financing: including construction and term financing, installment contracts for deed, sale/leaseback transactions and acting as borrower’s counsel in industrial revenue bond financings

The Group’s attorneys frequently act as counsel to regional financial institutions, are well-versed in various forms of real estate backed financing structures, and are knowledgeable concerning local real estate financing terms.

Land Use and Development: including subdivision, zoning, annexations, entitlements, development agreements, restrictive covenants, conditions and restrictions, easements and interrelated environmental issues

The Group’s attorneys frequently appear before governmental bodies and commissions on zoning, land development, annexation and subdivision matters.

Environmental Issues, including:

  • Litigation and Administrative Services
  • Dump Site Remediation
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal and Super-Fund Litigation
  • Hearings before the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Illinois Pollution Control Board
  • Representing Potentially Responsible Parties in Negotiations Over Responsibility for Super-Fund Site Remediation
  • Matters involving Community Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment Facilities
  • Phase I and Phase II Investigations
  • Toxic Tort litigation

Mortgage Foreclosures: mechanic’s lien matters and general workout considerations

Commercial Leasing: including ground leasing (industrial, office and retail) and leasing of residential rental units

Construction Contract Negotiation and Compliance

Real Estate and Construction Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Farm Acquisitions and Sales: including farm leasing, counseling, negotiations and document preparation

Like-Kind Exchanges: including reverse like-kind exchanges

Our Real Estate/Environmental Law Group