Real Property & Commercial Transactions

Bryant Miller Olive routinely assists clients in a wide range of complex real estate matters, including commercial, residential and governmental development projects, commercial leasing, real estate finance, real estate brokerage law, land use and title insurance.   The members of the firm’s real estate practice have had the privilege of representing the interests of investors, developers, lenders and governmental entities in connection with many landmark projects. Bryant Miller Olive’s extensive background in public finance, municipal law and land use law provides a significant advantage in representing public and private interests in the public-private partnership arena, where governmental needs converge with private investment and development opportunities.

The types of projects with which the members of Bryant Miller Olive’s real property practice group have assisted include:

  • Representation of investors and developers in connection with acquisition, development, financing and disposition of apartment complexes and senior living facilities
  • Representation of owners of office, industrial and retail facilities in connection with commercial real estate leasing
  • Representation of developers, investors, governmental interests and underwriters concerning real estate issues associated with new CDD projects as well as with CDD governance and secondary market investment matters, in conjunction with Bryant Miller Olive’s CDD practice and governmental practice
  • Representation of hotel owners and developers in connection with hotel transactions and with negotiation and drafting of development agreements and ground leases associated with proposed hotel facilities
  • Representation of local government entities and redevelopment agencies in connection with significant acquisition and redevelopment projects
  • Representation of landowners in connection with tax-deferred, like-kind exchange transactions, including forward and reverse exchanges and including exchanges involving multiple taxpayers as tenants in common
  • Representation of private developers concerning public-private development agreement, governmental approvals, mixed-use restrictive covenants and reciprocal easement agreements
  • Representation of local and national corporate tenants in connection with leasing of commercial office and industrial premises
  • Representation of port authorities in connection with port leasing, acquisition and development matters
  • Representation of state and local agencies and private companies in transactions involving privatizing, developing, financing, constructing, and operating facilities such as schools, prisons, housing, utilities and transportation infrastructure in conjunction with Bryant Miller Olive’s public-private partnership initiative
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in connection with real estate related lending, including mezzanine lending
  • Representation of residential developers in  connection with multi-phase residential real estate projects
  • Representation of retail landlords and tenants, including retail leasing work for an expanding retail banking operation
  • Representation of retail entities in connection with site assemblage and development
  • Representation of a national communications tower company and a national media company in connection with multi-site acquisitions and dispositions of tower and communications facilities
  • Representation of project developers and land owners in connection with alternative energy development, including solar power facilities, biomass/biofuel facilities, and alternative fuel distribution facilities
  • Representation of natural gas pipeline developer in connection with right of way negotiations and strategies
  • Projects related to finance and development of university housing, educational facilities and sports facilities

Bryant Miller Olive’s multidiscipline practice permits the Real Property Group to access expertise in all areas of law related to Real Property, bringing to each client capabilities in corporate and securities law, environmental, employment and state and federal tax law as well as public finance.