Real Estate

In the fast-paced, non-stop real estate industry, regional, national, and international businesses require nimble, knowledgeable outside legal counsel who can help them resolve challenges and maximize opportunities across the street and around the globe.

For national and multinational landlords and retailers alike, the business concerns that confront and challenge management often include complex legal elements. From transactional to litigation to regulatory perspectives, the legal issues related to retaining and expanding market share play an important role in the strategy of any successful operation.

The attorneys who constitute ALFA International’s Real Estate Practice Group focus on assisting businesses in developing and implementing solutions and providing legal advice that enables companies to remain ahead of the curve—and the competition. This commitment is especially important in the constantly changing retail environment, where economic, market, regulatory, and consumer trends are interrelated and always in a constant state of change.

Our diverse clients include regional, national, and international landlords, developers, and retailers whose stores, brands, distribution channels, and other operations traverse a wide geographic area, often spread over multiple jurisdictions. In addition, our international network of skilled attorneys is ideally suited to serve clients that operate across state and national borders. Together, we provide effective, comprehensive legal guidance in almost every area of business law.

Landlords, developers, and retailers with international operations can benefit from ALFA International’s worldwide membership, including outstanding law firms in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. Given the challenges of doing business overseas, extensive legal experience and in-depth knowledge of international law are minimum requirements. Companies also need legal counselors who provide up-to-the-minute information, deliver highly coordinated services, and understand the full impact of emerging global business and regulatory trends.

Areas of Focus

  • Contract negotiations
  • Labor and employment
  • Leasing and landlord-tenant relations
  • Litigation
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate development
  • Supply chain management
  • Zoning and land use
  • General business counseling
  • Mixed-use, lifestyle center, and vertical and horizontal condominium development
  • Risk and security management