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Real Estate

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Attorneys Representing Individuals and Businesses in South Florida

We maintain a diverse real estate law practice in which we represent individuals and businesses in transactional and litigation matters. Our clients include property owners, purchasers, investors, developers, lenders, commercial landlords and tenants, and real estate holding companies, among others. So, whether you need a Fort Lauderdale real estate attorney for a proposed development project or need advice regarding historic preservation or environmental issues, we can help.

Commercial Real Estate Sales and Acquisitions

Each Fort Lauderdale real estate attorney at our firm represents property owners and purchasers in commercial real estate sales and acquisitions involving retail, warehouse, industrial, office, medical and other improved properties as well as vacant land. We guide our clients through the due diligence process, draft and review all necessary agreements, and negotiate to protect our clients’ interests while still keeping our clients’ deals on the path toward closing.

Commercial Real Estate Leasing

Our attorneys represent landlords and tenants in commercial real estate leasing matters. This includes drafting leases for landlords as well as negotiating initial and renewal leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants. Our Fort Lauderdale real estate attorneys also provide legal advice and representation for dispute resolution, eviction proceedings, and other lease-related matters.

Real Estate Development

We have significant experience representing real estate developers in South Florida. We also represent architecture and engineering firms, contractors, suppliers, and other entities involved in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate development. When representing clients in connection with large-scale development projects, we guide them through all stages of the development process, from due diligence and contracting to regulatory compliance and dispute resolution.

Real Estate Financing

We regularly represent mortgage companies, banks, and other financial institutions in connection with residential and commercial real estate financing transactions. Each Fort Lauderdale real estate attorney has particular experience in this area, and we work with clients ranging from local and regional banks to national and global financial institutions that have a presence in South Florida.

Real Estate Investments

We represent individual investors, investor groups, holding companies, and institutional investors in connection with the acquisition, management, and divestiture of portfolio assets in South Florida. Several of our attorneys also have particular experience working with investors. In addition to assisting with transactional matters, we can provide strategic advice regarding risk management, financing, 1031 exchanges, and other tax mitigation strategies, and other property-related matters.

Land Use, Zoning, and Permitting

Navigating South Florida’s land use, zoning, and permitting requirements can be challenging, and regulatory and administrative hurdles can threaten to disrupt transactions and development projects in some cases. We help our clients address these challenges proactively so that they can avoid unnecessary – and potentially costly – delays.

Construction Contracts and Liens

We work with property owners, construction companies, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers involved with development projects of all sizes in South Florida. Our lawyers rely on extensive experience in the construction field to draft and negotiate contracts that provide suitable protection for our clients. We also provide representation for lien-related matters.

Condominium Owners’ and Homeowners’ Association Matters

Our Fort Lauderdale real estate attorneys represent several local condominium owners’ and homeowners’ associations. Our services for condominium owners’ and homeowners’ associations include drafting all necessary documentation, conducting audits and risk assessments, and resolving disputes with property owners, contractors, and others.

Other Real Estate Law Matters

In addition to the above, we also represent clients in a broad range of other real estate-related matters. Other areas in which we have experience include:

  • Commercial Real Estate Closings
  • Environmental Issues
  • Historic Preservation
  • Property Tax Assessments, Appeals, Abatements, and Exemptions
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Survey Issues
  • Taxing Districts
  • Title Examinations and Insurance

Real Estate Litigation

Another significant portion of our practice involves representing clients in commercial real estate litigation, settlement negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Our Fort Lauderdale real estate attorneys serve as plaintiff’s counsel and defense counsel for contract disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, construction defect claims, and other real estate-related matters. Learn more about our real estate litigation practice.

Speak with a Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Attorney

If you have any real estate-related legal needs in South Florida, we encourage you to speak with a Fort Lauderdale real estate attorney at Olive Judd. We are happy to help you understand your legal options and risks so that you can make informed decisions moving forward. To schedule a confidential initial consultation, call 954-334-2250 or contact us online today.