Seward & Kissel’s attorneys advise sponsors and managers regarding fund formation and structuring across all real estate investment strategies including core, core plus, value-add, opportunistic, and niche strategies. We have extensive experience forming real estate investment vehicles, including various types of open and closed-end structures, club deals and joint ventures. The depth of our understanding of the real estate industry and our ability to render expert legal advice in such a way as to advance the business goals of our clients allows them to complete transactions in a timely and efficient manner.

Our team includes a broad range of attorneys who have experience working with real estate funds and institutional investors regarding:

  • Fund Formation
  • Investor Negotiations
  • Management Company and GP structuring
  • Subscription Financing
  • Tax Structuring

The Firm also advises real estate investment trusts (both public and private), developers, owners and operators on all aspects of the real estate business and transactions including:

  • Lease negotiations
  • Acquisition and disposition of investments
  • Development
  • Financing

  • Operation of properties
  • Tax structuring
  • Compliance and regulation

With respect to Real Estate transactions, attorneys in our Real Estate Group have significant experience across a wide array of real estate transactions, including:

  • Acquisition & Dispositions
  • Construction
  • Financings
  • Investment Due Diligence
  • Joint Ventures

  • Leasing
  • Management and Development
  • Private REITs
  • Tax Structuring
  • Workouts, Restructurings and Foreclosures