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Real Estate and Land Use

In up markets and down economies, real estate remains an essential asset for businesses of all sizes and in all industries. To help maximize the return on these assets and reduce potential risks, individuals and businesses require legal counsel with a significant body of experience on all sides of real estate transactions and financings.

The real estate group at McGuireWoods handles matters across the United States and abroad, and represents real estate investors, developers and financial institutions, as well Fortune 100 corporations and other businesses for which real estate is a major concern. In particular, we represent tenants, landlords, lenders, syndicators, brokers, entrepreneurs, buyers, sellers, and individual and institutional investors on all sides of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, financing, planning, zoning, construction, leasing and sale of real estate.

Clients and peers alike recognize McGuireWoods and our individual lawyers as among the top practitioners in the field. In editorials summarizing interviews with clients across the country, Chambers USA describes our partners as “very exceptional,” “totally dedicated,” and focused on “looking for solutions to problems.” In its annual list “Best Law Firms,” U.S. News & World Report includes McGuireWoods as a National Tier 1 firm in “Land Use & Zoning Law” and among the top national and local firms in “Real Estate Law.” The publication’s “Best Lawyer” list also includes a number of McGuireWoods lawyers.

In addition to advising clients on traditional real estate matters, financings and dispute resolution, we have developed particular areas of concentration in homeowners associations and condominium law, transactions and leases involving retail tenants and landlords, specialty leasing and leasing litigation, management of multistate portfolio transactions, acquisition and disposition of multifamily housing assets, representation of real estate investment trusts (REITs) and joint ventures, and distressed real estate and workouts.

We work closely with lawyers from other firm practice areas (including corporate, finance, environmental law and tax) to ensure that client real estate matters are handled in a manner consistent with client-specific business objectives and in compliance with all relevant federal and state regulations.

CONTACTS

John T. Grieb Partner T: +1 404 443 5717
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

Representative Matter

Owner of a steel plant in Sheppey, Kent

Representation of the owner of a steel plant in Sheppey, Kent in defeating an injunction application brought in the London High Court by the landlord of the steel plant site. The injunction was intended to prevent client from selling off at auction certain wheeled assets and equipment that was surplus to its requirements, and the injunction would have caused the client a severe cash flow crisis had it been successful.
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Provider of market intelligence, data, and technology solutions

Advised provider of market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to the global capital markets on the acquisition by its English subsidiary of a BVI-registered provider of web-based systems for loan syndication and its group for $31.5 million (subject to adjustments).
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Representation of purchaser in the acquisition of seven project companies for the development of six separate solar energy projects, and a transmission line to serve two of those projects.
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Real estate company that invests in, develops, acquires, and manages multi-family residential properties

Representation of eeal estate company that invests in, develops, acquires, and manages multifamily residential properties as defendant in fradulent transfer action brought by a trustee of American Housing Foundation. We successfully negotiated a fair settlement and avoided trial.
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Real estate investment, finance, management and development company

Obtained summary judgment for a real estate investment, finance, management and development company for $13.5 million on personal guaranty in a real estate transaction.
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Fortune 100 financial services company

Representation of Fortune 100 financial services company as the primary secured lender in the bankruptcy cases of two real estate holding companies of a group of companies that the bank had been litigating against in state and federal court in Virginia. Obtained the appointment of a chapter 11 trustee in 2013, and are working with him to liquidate the real estate to satisfy the bank’s claim.
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The European arm of an international shipping company based in Japan

Representation of the European arm of an international shipping company based in Japan, on labor and employment matters and real estate matters.
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Independent, publicly owned communications company

Served as special corporate and real estate counsel to an independent, publicly owned communications company in the sale of 63 daily and weekly newspapers along with digital assets and commercial printing businesses
Case Study

Twenty-eight apartment communities refinanced

McGuireWoods teams in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, with local counsel assistance in Nevada, closed the refinance of 28 apartment communities in those four states for affiliated borrowers. The aggregate loan amounts approximated $400 million.

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Vocational institute

Representation of a vocational institute client in dispossessory hearing and subsequent proceeding before a DeKalb County magistrate judge.
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One of the largest wireless communications services providers in the United States

Represented one of the largest wireless communications services providers in the United States in over 7,500 transactions from 2008 through 2011.
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Real Estate Giant

Representation of a real estate giant in connection with the refinancing of a campus style office park located within 42 acres of property consisting of 18 separate low-rise office buildings and 2,188 surface parking spaces.
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Real estate trust

Representation of a real estate trust as the owner/ground lessor in a highly complex and contentious termination of a ninety-nine year ground lease with approximately 47 years remaining on the term.
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Industrial Real Estate Developer

Representation of an industrial real estate developer in connection with the partial redevelopment and leasing of a large parcel in Virginia. The facility consist of a 385,000 square foot warehouse
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Private equity fund

Representation of private equity fund in the acquisition of two landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) facilities from the investment vehicles managed by another fund. The facilities are located in California and Rhode Island and have an existing generating capacity of 26.0 MW.
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Luxury shopping center

Representation of luxury shopping center in connection with refinancing. The shopping center is among the largest shopping malls in California and encompasses over 2.8 million square feet. The family-owned center has over 250 high-end retailers and generates annual revenue over $1 billion.
Case Study

BVT closes $130 million portfolio sale

McGuireWoods recently represented BVT Institutional Investments in the sale of 10 shopping centers located in Florida, Texas and Georgia. The $130 million transaction was one of the country's largest retail real estate transactions of 2011 and marks the conclusion of McGuireWoods' representation of BVT in connection with its U.S. Retail Income Fund VIII portfolio.

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Fortune 500 chemical manufacturer

Representation of a Fortune 500 chemical manufacturer in an asset sale of methanol and ammonia plants for approximately $26 million.
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Pennterra: Middlesex Township, Pennsylvania

McGuireWoods has been part of the zoning team, and has drafted the Development Agreement and property owner association documents for this project, as well as key transactions documents.
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New Town: Williamsburg, Virginia

McGuireWoods has assisted in the drafting of the property association documents for the town center.  McGuireWoods designed the arrangements for centralized parking managed by the association.
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Scott E Adams Scott E. Adams
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5461
F: +1 703 712 5278
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Ashley Allen Ashley K. Allen
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1918
F: +1 804 775 1061
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Hubert André-Dumont Hubert André-Dumont
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 60
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Lisa A Atty Lisa A. Atty
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8264
F: +1 310 956 3164
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Amanda Avery Amanda K. Avery
Associate
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5616
F: +1 404 443 5774
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Josiah A Bancroft Josiah A. Bancroft
Associate
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5749
F: +1 404 443 5688
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Lindsey Barstow Lindsay A. Barstow
Attorney
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8203
F: +1 310 956 3108
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John Bates John W. Bates III
Retired Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: 804.775.4302
F: 804.775.1061
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Thomas Becket Thomas L. Becket
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8220
F: +1 310 956 3120
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Ellie Berneman Ellie N. Berneman
Attorney
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8279
F: +1 310 315 8210
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Robert E Bittner Robert E. Bittner
Senior Counsel
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7926
F: +1 412 667 7965
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Thomas E Cabaniss Thomas E. Cabaniss
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4733
F: +1 804 775 1061
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Lindsey Chase Lindsey D. Chase
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1056
F: +1 804 698 2028
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Lianne E Childress Lianne E. Childress
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5375
F: +1 703 712 5219
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John V Cogbill III John V. Cogbill III
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4383
F: +1 804 698 2031
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Samantha Dunkle Connelly Samantha Dunkle Connelly
Land Use Planner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1104
F: +1 804 775 1061
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Pol Cools Pol Cools
Associate
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 16
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Katie B Cumbus Katie B. Cumbus
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2208
F: +1 704 805 5020
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Dorothea W Dickerman Dorothea W. Dickerman
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 703 712 5387
F: +1 703 712 5242
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T:+1 202 857 1721
F: +1 202 857 1737

Tricia Dunlap Tricia A. Dunlap
Attorney
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1453
F: +1 804 698 2065
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Mary Lindsay Evans Mary Lindsay Evans
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2277
F: +1 704 444 8882
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Matthew D Fender Matthew D. Fender
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1076
F: +1 804 698 2209
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Carson Lee Fifer Jr. Carson Lee Fifer Jr.
Retired Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5343
F: +1 703 712 5223
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Gloria L Freye Gloria L. Freye
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1152
F: +1 804 698 2055
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Melissa S Gilbert Melissa S. Gilbert
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8927
F: +1 704 353 6190
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Speaking Engagement

Atlanta Real Estate Risk Managers Association

Indemnities and Endorsements – Protecting the Owner and Developer in Real Estate Projects

May 28, 2013
Event

Brussels REALTY 2013

McGuireWoods Exhibit

May 28-30, 2013
Brussels
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Article

The Legacy of the 1350 Lake Shore Associates Litigation

Section of Litigation’s Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use E-newsletter
June 17, 2013
Legal Alert

UK High Value Residential Property

February 15, 2013
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