Real Estate Transactions & Litigation

Dorsett Johnson, LLP offers substantial experience on various real estate matters including acquisitions and dispositions; environmental; finance and securitization; property management and operation; leasing; brokerage; construction; development; and zoning and land use.

Our real estate attorneys represent a broad spectrum of clients, including lenders, purchasers, sellers, lessors, lessees, investors; developers and title insurance companies. Our real estate team members have a broad diversity of experience working with commercial and industrial properties, hotels, office buildings, retail, shopping centers, apartment complexes, residential developments, homeowners’ associations and investment properties.

We prepare real estate closing documents for both title insurance companies and real estate lenders. Our members offer credible and dependable advice based on a deep understanding of the real estate industry and the legal challenges and unique commercial drivers that affect our clients. The scope of representation we provide clients gives us insight into basic and complex real estate transactions, litigation, regulation and financing. We advise clients on loan structures including secured loans, mezzanine financing, development loans, government programs and special purpose entities.

Our experience includes substantial creditor representation, as well as commercial litigation involving the enforcement of creditors’ rights and lender liability defense. Our attorneys assist general contractors, sub-contractors and developers with documentation, disputes, appraisals, survey reports, titles, feasibility studies and nearly all phases and necessities of commercial and residential development. Team members assist in the purchase and disposition of property, transaction and loan documentation and entity formations including partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. We provide counsel during all phases of property transactions and filings, as well as help structure effective responses to enforcement actions.

Our real estate attorneys provide counsel in both the public and private sectors, providing representation for regulatory and legislative issues at the local, state and federal levels. We appear before local, state and federal regulatory boards, and help clients understand zoning ordinances and other laws regulating the use, construction and modification of property. When our clients become involved in disputes concerning real property, our real estate attorneys provide representation for litigation and alternative dispute resolution.