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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.

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Owner

Representation of owner in negotiation and preparation of construction contract for interior fit out of corporate headquarters in Arlington, VA.
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Healthcare company

Representation of healthcare company as local Virginia counsel in connection with issuance of $600 million and $1.4 billion senior secured notes under supplemental indenture secured in part by real property in Virginia, California, Georgia and Florida.
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Public company

Representation of public company in the divestiture and acquisition of multiple television stations to satisfy FCC requirements in connection with a merger with another television broadcasting company.
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Lender

Representation of lender as local Virginia counsel in connection with $596 million financing of gas-fired power plant in Loudoun County, Virginia.
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Tenant

Representation of tenant in the negotiation of a lease for 7,954 rentable square feet of office and warehouse space in Phoenix, AZ.
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Regional real estate investment firm

Representation of a regional real estate investment firm in the $14.9 million disposition of an office park in Charlotte, North Carolina
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U.S. regional federal banks and national banking associations (N.A.’s)

Anonymous matter description: Successful dismissal of scores of foreclosure challenge lawsuits arising from the U.S. foreclosure crisis in both federal and state courts. Our representations in these suits helped shape the legal landscape for real estate foreclosures in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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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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Developer

Representation of a North American developer, the subsidiary of a large homebuilder and developer in Japan, in the acquisition of a portion of a large, historic hotel in the District of Columbia for planned conversion into condominiums.
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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 real 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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Real estate franchisor

Represented franchisor in dispute involving claims for breach of contract and infringement.
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Warehouses in recovery

Represent two office warehouses seeking to recovery from their property insurer more than $15 million in losses resulting from Hurricane Ike. Settled prior to trial.
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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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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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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
Attorney
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

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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Josiah A Bancroft Josiah A. Bancroft
Partner
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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J. Martin Barrett
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1675
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Lindsey Barstow Lindsay A. Barstow
Associate
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
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4302
F: +1 804 698 2010
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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
Associate
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
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4733
F: +1 804 775 1061
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Rhiannon Campbell Rhiannon C. Campbell
Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1622
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Lindsey Chase Lindsey D. Chase
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1056
F: +1 804 698 2028
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Pol Cools Pol Cools
Counsel
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
Counsel
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

Gloriola Duli Glordiola Duli
Trainee Solicitor
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1654
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Tricia Dunlap Tricia A. Dunlap
Attorney
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1453
F: +1 804 698 2065
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Matthew D Fender Matthew D. Fender
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

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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Lauren Ford Lauren A. Ford
Associate
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 410 659 4519
F: +1 410 659 4473
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Gloria L Freye Gloria L. Freye
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1152
F: +1 804 698 2055
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David R Gill David R. Gill
Counsel
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5039
F: +1 703 712 5297
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Alan B Gordon Alan B. Gordon
Partner
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7929
F: +1 412 667 7968
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Event

Redeveloping Contaminated Properties in Virginia: Managing Liability and Costs

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Tysons Corner, VA
Speaking Engagement

Understanding the Appalachian Basin Midstream Industry

April 20, 2015
Speaking Engagement

Fertilizer or Solid Waste: How far does RCRA spread?

February 26, 2015
ELI Professional Practice Webinar
Event

Brussels REALTY 2013

McGuireWoods Exhibit

May 28-30, 2013
Brussels
Speaking Engagement

Atlanta Real Estate Risk Managers Association

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

May 28, 2013
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Legal Alert

President Signs TRIA Reauthorization Into Law

January 13, 2015
Legal Alert

Stamp Duty Revamp: What You Need to Know

December 4, 2014
Article

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

What Are They and Why Do We Do Them?

October 2014
James A. Thornhill, Association of Corporate Counsel
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