Overview of Services
Hanson Bridgett’s lawyers offer significant experience in all forms of commercial real estate and construction lending arrangements, as well as the disputes and litigation that can arise from them. Our lawyers are first and foremost committed to understanding and satisfying the unique needs and goals of each of our clients. We have the necessary understanding of the economic, practical and legal issues involved to document and close transactions and resolve disputes in an effective and efficient fashion.
Lending. Our lawyers understand financial markets and stay abreast of emerging financial products. We are experienced in negotiating purchase money loans, construction loans, “mini-perm” and permanent take-out financing and other institutional lending arrangements. We structure equity financing joint ventures and hybrid equity/mezzanine financing undertakings. We represent lenders in general real estate transactional matters including commercial and retail leasing. When necessary, we negotiate loan workouts for our clients. We arrange tax-exempted bond financings for our nonprofit clientele. For public sector clients, we specialize in securing project specific federal and state grant funding.
We also bring a special advantage to construction lending due to our collaboration with the firm's construction attorneys and our deep experience in the industry.
Disputes. We represent financial institutions in foreclosures and receiverships, and work closely with our clients to efficiently manage these processes to achieve effective and successful results. We also represent lenders, servicers, trustees and custodians in other actions affecting their, or their clients', interests in real property, including partitions and quiet title actions, as well as all aspects of litigation that can arise from managing, acquiring, selling or developing real property. We are skilled at obtaining provisional remedies to protect our clients’ interests and strengthen their bargaining position at the outset.
Our Real Estate Section. Hanson Bridgett’s real estate section provides comprehensive legal services to a wide array of real estate clients. We have substantial expertise in all areas of real estate transactional and litigation work. We represent investors, developers, buyers, sellers, owners, managers, landlords and tenants both locally and nationally. We serve as counsel to many major industry participants requiring outstanding quality and depth in legal services, such as investor/developers, senior and health care providers, shopping centers, and public transportation agencies. Our real estate attorneys have a reputation for creativity, excellence and a strong commitment to client service.