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Real Estate Development and Finance

Saxon|Gilmore specializes in all aspects of real estate law. The main principals of our Firm’s real estate department combine over 100 years of experience in real estate development. Our attorneys represent a diverse group of land owners, developers, institutional lenders, sophisticated investors, governmental entities, and commercial landlords for the acquisition and disposition of real property. We have a wide variety of experience in both commercial and private real estate transactions which enables us to negotiate and prepare the precise documents to address even the most complex real estate transactions. In serving as counsel for public entities, developers, and financial institutions, we have experience in all aspects of commercial lending and real estate financing.

Real Estate Negotiations and Contracts
Saxon|Gilmore represents clients in commercial and industrial real estate projects, and issues involving construction contracts, bidding procedures, mechanics’ liens, surety bonds, and construction litigation. We also counsel clients in creative solutions to achieve real estate related goals, such as, the formation of joint ventures. We have evaluated, restructured and implemented innovative public-private partnerships to design, build, finance, and operate facilities and planned development projects across Florida, requiring negotiation and drafting of complex financial and restructuring documents. Representing both purchasers and sellers, Saxon|Gilmore offers full service, from site acquisition and development to financing, leasing, and sales advice, and we routinely serve as title and escrow agent on major real estate transactions. Our ability to negotiate and structure a broad range of transactions effectively, and our experience in working with a variety of clients, allows us to work efficiently from the concept, due diligence, development and financing phases through completion and management of each real estate project. Our attorneys’ real estate experience also enables us to effectively structure settlements in litigation cases involving real property. In addition, Saxon|Gilmore’s representation of clients on various financial structuring in real estate transactions includes:

  • Conventional and tax exempt financing
  • Industrial revenue bonds
  • Loan restructuring for lenders, developers, and financial institutions
  • Workout structuring for equity ownership of real property

Saxon|Gilmore also represents clients in regulated industries which include:

  • Administrative adjudication of notices of violation
  • Comprehensive growth management negotiations, amendments and compliance, and dispute resolution
  • Environmental regulation, permitting, audits and opinions
  • Land use concurrency compliance
  • Zoning and planning

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