Noonan & Lieberman has decades of collective experience in providing transactional services for national and local real estate management companies and developers in commercial real estate developments, finance acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing. Our practical approach to transactional work paired with our attorneys’ extensive litigation and regulatory compliance experience allows us to effectively guide our clients in acquiring and managing a real estate portfolio.
Municipal Law – Code Enforcement, Zoning, and Land Use
As issues of vacant buildings and walk-away owners receive increasing publicity, clients need a firm to defend their interests before the administrative and judicial tribunals in building code enforcement actions. We meet these needs by actively monitoring new state and local legislation, such as the recent rules on building registration requirements. We maintain a close working relationship with the municipalities, which facilitates effective negotiation of existing liens and judgments. Our attorneys’ familiarity with the various statutes, ordinances and developing agreements involving zoning and land use restrictions allow us to provide regular up-to-date advice to our clients on related compliance issues as well.
We advise clients on how to effectively manage properties in full compliance with the state real estate licensing acts and related regulations. This includes keeping abreast on broker licensing requirements and guiding clients through the regulatory and licensing requirements for property management. With our deep understanding of state foreclosure laws and other rules governing the appointment and management functions of court appointed receivers, we are a valuable resource for receivers in foreclosure, bankruptcy and eviction matters.
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
We represent clients in commercial property transactions, including: acquisitions, construction, developments, financing, leasing and sale and leasebacks. Our experience includes a broad range of real estate, including: industrial, hotels, office, multi-units, retail, shopping centers and senior housing care facilities. We also represent private and institutional investors in bulk purchase or bulk sale of real estate properties, including residential and commercial real estate portfolios.
Disposing of REO properties is a complicated business. The client is often unfamiliar with the condition of the property, the neighborhood or the nuances of the local real estate market. Our attorneys understand these things and have decades of experience in guiding small to mid-size banks and professional and institutional investors through the REO closing process. We are experienced negotiators and are trained to read title and in dealing with title insurers to resolve title issues before they become a problem at closing. Not only are we experienced with the sale of one-off properties; we also represent professional and institutional investors in bulk sale transactions of REO portfolios.