FINANCE AND REAL ESTATE

FINANCE AND REAL ESTATE

GW’s Finance and Real Estate Practice Group provides advice on acquisition and financing of capital assets, including real property, equipment and major capital improvements. GW is involved in all aspects of tax exempt and taxable financing for corporate clients. GW has participated in the issuance of more than $5 billion of tax exempt bonds and tax exempt leases through various governmental and commercial lenders. The Finance and Real Estate Practice Group also advises on all phases of commercial and residential real estate, including sale, exchange, purchase, development, construction financing and refinancing, leasing, syndication and local and federal regulation.

The Finance and Real Estate Practice Group advises our clients in the following representative areas:

  • Borrower’s representative before DASNY, MCFFA, HUD, IDAs and other governmental non-taxable issuers and before traditional commercial lender
  • Architect (design) and construction contracts
  • Tax and disclosure matters
  • Equipment acquisition and leasing, with both tax-exempt and traditional equipment lessors
  • Purchase, financing and construction of medical, mixed-use and other properties, with a special emphasis on the unique needs of tax-exempt purchasers and borrowers.
  • Lease and construction, including medical offices, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic and therapeutic radiology facilities, cancer centers, diagnostic and treatment centers and nursing homes, assisted living facilities
  • General real estate and leasing
  • Construction and renovation of commercial and residential properties
  • Real property tax matters, including exemptions, abatements and incentives for both tax-exempt and taxable owners
  • Environmental matters, including testing and remediation projects

The Finance, Real Estate and Environmental Practice Group’s representation of clients includes, among other things, the following:

  • Tax-exempt and taxable financing transactions for corporate, institutional and other clients
  • Representation before governmental non-taxable issuers (e.g., DASNY, HUD, IDA, New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority) and before traditional commercial lenders
  • Architect (design), construction and environmental consultant/contractor contracts
  • Environmental liability transfer and/or buyout agreements
  • Tax and disclosure matters
  • Accounts receivable financing (sales, loans and securitizations)
  • Special advice on healthcare regulatory issues in varied financing transactions
  • Equipment acquisition and leasing, with both tax-exempt and traditional equipment lessors
  • Purchase, financing and construction of medical, mixed-use and other properties, with a special emphasis on the unique needs of tax-exempt purchasers and borrowers.
  • Leasing and construction, including medical offices, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic and therapeutic radiology facilities, cancer centers, diagnostic and treatment centers and nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult homes, senior housing and other long term residential care facilities
  • General real estate and leasing
  • Construction and renovation of commercial and residential properties
  • Real property tax matters, including exemptions, abatements and incentives for both tax-exempt and taxable owners and environmental conservation tax-abatement easements
  • Environmental due diligence and compliance audits
  • Negotiating clean-up agreements with regulatory agencies and environmental remediation contractors
  • Obtaining liability protective environmental insurance
  • Environmental agreements in sophisticated corporate and property transactions
  • Environmental compliance advice (e.g., asbestos, lead-based paint, underground storage tanks, mold, hazardous and regulated medical waste)