Assisting Owners, Developers and Contractors in Property Development
Guiding construction projects to from planning to occupation
Anyone in the real estate development business knows that legal issues can derail even the most thoroughly planned property development projects.
In a business where timing is nearly always of the essence and delays can translate into lost revenue and damaged reputations , anticipating, planning for and avoiding problems such as contract disputes, environmental issues, land use restrictions and zoning laws are necessary for success. Coolidge Wall has built a strong reputation with contractors, developers, engineers, architects and investment groups. Our attorneys have facilitated development projects of all types and sizes by anticipating legal issues and taking proactive action to keep projects running smoothly.
Working with the government
Much to the chagrin of many property owners and developers, property use is subject to numerous government regulations. When planning new projects or modifying an existing property, developers and owners must account for state and federal environmental restrictions, as well as land use and zoning laws which impact the use, design, density, traffic patterns, landscaping and many other facets of a property. Having the counsel of experienced attorneys can help you understand these limitations and guide you through the careful planning necessary to satisfy regulatory requirements.
Working with contractors
In addition to land use issues, development projects also require the cooperation and coordination of numerous companies and individuals, each with its own duties and objectives and typically working under its own contract:
Unfortunately, contractual disputes in this setting are quite common and can create serious problems if not promptly resolved. As experienced negotiators and respected legal practitioners, our attorneys help you negotiate the various contracts that make up most development projects and then address any disputes or ambiguities that may arise. We understand the customs and practices of the construction industry and use that knowledge to resolve issues and promote clarity among the various parties involved.
Working with the community
Our team of property development lawyers can work with surrounding landowners to resolve nuisance issues and boundary or land use disputes and take other steps necessary to keep a project moving forward or to preserve the value of your property. While we are pragmatic in our approach to dispute resolution, we are also experienced litigators who remain ready to take disputes as far as necessary to protect your rights and interests.