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Commercial

Huck Bouma’s Commercial Real Estate Group routinely represents and counsels closely held companies, institutions and entrepreneurs involved with commercial property.

The group’s attorneys have extensive experience in Sales and Acquisitions, Leasing, and Construction and Development.

Sales and Acquisitions
Huck Bouma attorneys represent and counsel businesses, developers and property owners in all aspects of commercial sales and acquisitions, including:

  • Negotiation of Letters of Intent
  • Sophisticated Project Financing
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Joint Ventures
  • Tax-Free Exchanges
  • Ownership Entities: selecting and registering ownership forms such as limited liability companies and S corporations
  • Tax Advice
  • Zoning Issues
  • Land Use
  • Environmental
  • Title Insurance and Survey Concerns
  • Regulatory Compliance

Leasing
Huck Bouma’s attorneys routinely represent both landlords and tenants in all aspects building, unit or property leasing agreements, from office and retail leases to large scale industrial and ground leases, including the many specialized issues that accompany build-outs of commercial and industrial space.

If you are a property owner, our years of experience representing owners will provide you with guidance in protecting your financial interests while at the same time, helping you with the flexibility to reach deals with desirable tenants.

If you are a looking to become a tenant, our expertise can assist you and your broker in negotiating a letter of intent for your unique situation.  Since we are constantly negotiating and drafting commercial leases, we know the issues which are critical in any letter of intent, since the letter of intent stage is often the time when leverage is at its highest.  We will work in conjunction with you and your broker to negotiate a lease that puts you in the best position to operate your business in a new facility.

In conjunction with our Banking and Finance Practice Group, we also address and negotiate estoppels, landlord waivers and consents and subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements.  Each of these can have a material impact on any lease relationship, whether from a landlord or tenant perspective, and our expertise can help you traverse these potential minefields.

Construction and Development
Huck Bouma’s Real Estate Group has extensive experience with construction companies, contractors, title companies and trades with issues regarding:

  • Risk Management
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Substantial Collection Activities
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Construction Escrows
  • Creditor Rights

In concert with the Firm’s other practice teams, Huck Bouma provides representation and counseling in employment, taxation and other operational issues incurred by corporations and other entities in the real estate and development field.

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