Real Estate

  • Holland & Knight's Real Estate Practice is one of the largest real estate departments of any law firm in the United States with nearly 300 lawyers who regularly assist lenders, buyers, sellers, developers, investors, owners, managers and others with all types of commercial real estate.
  • A hallmark of our practice is our use of carefully selected client teams to undertake sophisticated due diligence projects. We also assemble client teams comprised of attorneys throughout the firm to provide comprehensive representation in the complex issues often related to real estate, including entity formation, tax concerns, environmental compliance, zoning, land use entitlement, governmental permits, construction liens, contract enforcement, foreclosures and bankruptcies.
  • We provide our clients with extensive industry insight gained from our experience handling projects including hotels and resorts, retail centers (urban, neighborhood, big box, restaurants and outparcels), office buildings, apartment communities, mixed-use developments, large-scale residential communities, warehouses, industrial parks and a diverse range of other projects such as casinos, aquariums and marinas.
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Whether real estate is your business, a part of your investment portfolio or an asset to be managed, Holland & Knight real estate lawyers are ready to advise, guide and protect your interests. With a 100-year tradition of providing counsel in real estate law, we are a dedicated and experienced team with nearly 300 real estate professionals.

Geographic Reach

With multiple offices throughout the United States and abroad, our ability to act locally, nationally and internationally ensures the right know-how to properly staff, negotiate and close transactions to streamline even the most complex matter.

Transactional Experience and Prowess

Our attorney teams are skilled at advising clients so that they are well represented in making decisions that balance their business opportunities against the risks involved. In addition, we are able to handle multiple sophisticated transactions simultaneously.

Industry Insight and Operation

From our work in the retail and hospitality industries to the office, industrial, multiuse and residential transactions, our lawyers counsel on the full scope of development, investment, leasing, financing, asset management, and purchase and sale activity.

Holland & Knight real estate attorneys are informed advisors focused on assisting clients in the management of their property values and costs, sites and facilities, subletting, leasing and the myriad of other real estate acquisition and disposition issues they face daily.

Capital Market Savvy

Through our Real Estate Finance Team we provide institutional investors and lenders – U.S. and foreign banks, mortgage and finance companies, REITs, pension and other fund managers – with creative, informed counsel for succeeding in the real estate capital markets. Our experience includes our work on the full range of debt and equity transactions.

Efficient Strategy

Holland & Knight's one-firm team approach to serving the needs of clients enables our real estate attorneys to work with colleagues in related areas as needed, including: construction law, environmental law, eminent domain, syndication, litigation, general business and taxation.

Industry Involvement

We participate as members and leaders of numerous industry trade associations, such as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). This involvement furthers our industry knowledge, allows us to act as industry advocates and expands the network of resources available to support our clients.

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