Real Estate

OVERVIEW

Strasburger serves clients in nearly all aspects of commercial real estate law. Developers, investor groups, property managers, pension funds, insurance companies, financial institutions and lenders, development arms of Fortune 500® companies, bank trust departments, nonprofit corporations, individuals, local and national companies, and property owner associations trust our real estate attorneys to plan ahead.

From construction loans to landlord-tenant matters, Strasburger attorneys handle nearly every real estate matter imaginable. The firm has been involved in developments including apartment complexes, hotels, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial sites, mixed-use developments, condominium developments, residential and commercial subdivisions, and undeveloped land. In addition, our attorneys provide counsel on leasing operational issues related to the management of properties; negotiate loan workouts, debt restructuring and conducting foreclosure sales; and assist clients in forming joint ventures, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations for the acquisition and operation of real estate.

Clients often ask us to assist in various tax credit programs such as historical preservation tax credits and low and moderate income housing tax credits. In representing clients, the work of our real estate practice integrates with tax, estate planning, environmental, construction, municipal, and bankruptcy law attorneys within the real estate team in structuring entities to undertake various real estate activities, working with municipalities on development issues, analyzing environmental risks and addressing the employment, corporate and trust issues that arise in the course of such undertakings, and workouts and reorganization of real estate entities. We also handle the litigation and bankruptcy needs of clients in real estate disputes, condemnation matters, and ad valorem tax disputes, as well as lobbying before local, state and federal governmental and regulatory entities.

EXPERIENCE

Strasburger’s real estate attorneys have experience handling the following matters:

ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS 

  • Income Producing Properties Office Buildings & Shopping Centers Industrial Parks & Warehouses
  • High-end Residential, Apartment Complexes & Hotels Raw Land Tax Deferred Like-Kind Exchanges & Starker Trusts

CREDITOR’S RIGHTS

  • Debtor & Creditor Representation Loan Restructuring and Workouts Non-Judicial/Judicial Foreclosures Reorganizations

DEVELOPMENT

  • Condominiums Construction Contracts Mixed Use & Planned Unit Developments
  • Planning and Zoning Subdivision and Platting

ENTITY FORMATION

  • Corporations General Partnerships Joint Ventures Limited Liability Companies Limited Partnerships Non-profit Corporations

ENVIRONMENTAL & REGULATORY

  • ADA & Related Issues Asbestos Abatement CERCLA & Superfund Matters Underground Storage Tanks

FINANCING

  • Conduit Loans Construction Loans Equity Participation Loans Ground Leases Mini-permanent/Permanent Loans Usury Issues Industrial & Warehouse Mixed-Use Development Office Retail

LITIGATION

  • Commercial Landlord & Tenant Disputes Construction Contractual Disputes Premises Liability Defense

RELATED AREAS

  • Ad Valorem Taxation Broker Representation Condemnation Federal Income Taxation Property Management Contracts State Franchise Taxation Title Curative Matters Title Insurance

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Texas Agritourism Act Puts a Cork in Liability for Vineyards

Written by Alex McLean on May 5, 2016

With 350 wineries and over 4,000 acres of producing vineyards, Texas’ wine business is booming.[i] Not only are Texas wine producers making a lot of wine—the state now ranks fifth in American wine production—but they also are attracting a growing number of visitors.[ii] Over 1.6 million visitors to Texas wineries have learned about the grapes, Read More…


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Connie Westfall Navigates Environmental Consciousness of Residents, Corporations

Written by Constance Courtney Westfall on July 2, 2015

As appears on Houston Public Media One spring morning in downtown Houston, the state of Texas was holding a public hearing. A waste disposal company was asking for a state permit so the company could expand its landfill in northwest Houston. People who live nearby had concerns. Connie Westfall is an attorney hired by some Read More…


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Texas’ Call to Arms: Pending Open Carry Law Puts Property Owners on High Alert

Written by Gary Lawson on June 5, 2015

Governor Abbott’s signing of HB 910 into law seems imminent. When signed, it will authorize those with a carry license to openly carry a holstered handgun (Open Carry), a fact that has Texas property owners wondering how to protect themselves from potential liability. Here are a few steps to consider before the new law becomes effective Read More…


The Texas Legislature May Just Have Rewritten your Real Estate Loans

Written by Stephen A. Roberts on June 24, 2011

ATTENTION LENDERS, LANDLORDS AND COMMERCIAL TENANTS: The Texas legislature just rewrote all real estate loan documents in Texas which include an assignment of rents to the lender (and almost all commercial real estate loans do) when it passed the new Chapter 64 of the Texas Property Code. The Governor signed the bill on June 17, Read More…


When Your Commercial Tenant Faces Bankruptcy: A Primer for Landlords

Written by Stephen A. Roberts on November 11, 2010

The Bankruptcy Code contains a number of provisions specific to nonresidential leases. When the prospect of a tenant’s bankruptcy arises, a landlord should have a basic understanding of these provisions and prepare to move diligently to protect its rights and minimize harm. In bankruptcy, a creditor who sleeps on its rights often loses them. As Read More…


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Strasburger serves clients in nearly all aspects of commercial real estate law. Developers, investor groups, property managers, pension funds, insurance companies, financial institutions and lenders, development arms of Fortune 500® companies, bank trust departments, nonprofit corporations, individuals, local and national companies, and property owner associations trust our real estate attorneys to plan ahead.

From construction loans to landlord-tenant matters, Strasburger attorneys handle nearly every real estate matter imaginable. The firm has been involved in developments including apartment complexes, hotels, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial sites, mixed-use developments, condominium developments, residential and commercial subdivisions, and undeveloped land. In addition, our attorneys provide counsel on leasing operational issues related to the management of properties; negotiate loan workouts, debt restructuring and conducting foreclosure sales; and assist clients in forming joint ventures, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations for the acquisition and operation of real estate.

Clients often ask us to assist in various tax credit programs such as historical preservation tax credits and low and moderate income housing tax credits. In representing clients, the work of our real estate practice integrates with tax, estate planning, environmental, construction, municipal, and bankruptcy law attorneys within the real estate team in structuring entities to undertake various real estate activities, working with municipalities on development issues, analyzing environmental risks and addressing the employment, corporate and trust issues that arise in the course of such undertakings, and workouts and reorganization of real estate entities. We also handle the litigation and bankruptcy needs of clients in real estate disputes, condemnation matters, and ad valorem tax disputes, as well as lobbying before local, state and federal governmental and regulatory entities.

EXPERIENCE

Strasburger’s real estate attorneys have experience handling the following matters:

ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSITIONS 

  • Income Producing Properties Office Buildings & Shopping Centers Industrial Parks & Warehouses
  • High-end Residential, Apartment Complexes & Hotels Raw Land Tax Deferred Like-Kind Exchanges & Starker Trusts

CREDITOR’S RIGHTS

  • Debtor & Creditor Representation Loan Restructuring and Workouts Non-Judicial/Judicial Foreclosures Reorganizations

DEVELOPMENT

  • Condominiums Construction Contracts Mixed Use & Planned Unit Developments
  • Planning and Zoning Subdivision and Platting

ENTITY FORMATION

  • Corporations General Partnerships Joint Ventures Limited Liability Companies Limited Partnerships Non-profit Corporations

ENVIRONMENTAL & REGULATORY

  • ADA & Related Issues Asbestos Abatement CERCLA & Superfund Matters Underground Storage Tanks

FINANCING

  • Conduit Loans Construction Loans Equity Participation Loans Ground Leases Mini-permanent/Permanent Loans Usury Issues Industrial & Warehouse Mixed-Use Development Office Retail

LITIGATION

  • Commercial Landlord & Tenant Disputes Construction Contractual Disputes Premises Liability Defense

RELATED AREAS

  • Ad Valorem Taxation Broker Representation Condemnation Federal Income Taxation Property Management Contracts State Franchise Taxation Title Curative Matters Title Insurance
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