Construction and Development

McGuire Wood & Bissette provides comprehensive legal guidance throughout the entire real estate development process, from the initial planning stages, through the permitting and construction process, and finally to the sale or lease of finished projects. Over the years, our attorneys have developed significant experience in the industry and longstanding relationships with local municipalities. Our Construction and Development Team provides client-focused, practical advice and advocacy to a variety of real estate development clients, including developers, property owners, lenders, landlords, community associations, contractors, and title insurers.

  • Assisting with securing project financing, including preparing commercial loan documentation and private placement documentation for equity financing
  • Obtaining governmental approvals, such as special use permits, rezoning or conditional zoning, variances, or subdivision approval
  • Forming and managing community associations, including drafting restrictive covenants, bylaws, and rules and regulations
  • Negotiating and drafting construction contracts, subcontractor agreements, and other construction-related documents
  • Review, negotiate, and draft residential and commercial lease agreements
  • Assist with compliance with federal, state, and local laws affecting real estate development projects
  • Representation in federal and state court, including bankruptcy proceedings, land use and zoning matters, foreclosures, deficiency judgments, real property disputes, and evictions 
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