News 24 Jun. 2021
Curtis successfully defends foreign states' procedural privileges in the UK Supreme Court
News 23 Jun. 2021
Ibrahim Elsadig joins Curtis as Partner in Dubai
News 09 Aug. 2021
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle enters into association with Chevalier Law in Singapore.
Event 23 Apr. 2021
Partner Borzu Sabahi to speak on Damages, Enforcement and Annulment of Arbitral Awards at Executive Training Program hosted by the Government of India and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Event 21 Sep. 2021
Partner Simon Batifort Lectures on the Defense of States in Investment Arbitration at Université Paris Nanterre
News 21 Sep. 2021
Curtis Italy wins Arbitration Firm of the Year at the Italian LegalCommunity Litigation Awards 2021
Event 07 Sep. 2021
Partner Elisa Botero Speaks on Panel within Framework of Colombia's 4th National Arbitration Competition
News 30 Aug. 2021
Curtis Returns to SCOTUS in Historic Sequel on the Rights of Citizens in Puerto Rico
News 20 Sep. 2021
Curtis Successfully Defends the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC in U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Case
News 16 Aug. 2021
Curtis Establishes Presence in Saudi Arabia
Publications 22 Sep. 2021
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
Curtis’ real estate lawyers provide transactional and advisory legal services in connection with the purchase, development, financing, commercial leasing and sale of real estate. Clients include governments, private and sovereign funds, REITs, corporate lenders, owners and developers of all types of properties, as well as individuals, family offices, partnerships and corporate investors.
Curtis’ real estate lawyers advise commercial and private clients on the structuring and implementation of complex acquisitions, developments, financings, and sales of real estate. This includes undeveloped land, office properties, hotels, shopping centers, warehouses, and residential, retail and industrial facilities.
Curtis handles real estate aspects of commercial acquisitions and dispositions. The team advises at every stage of a transaction, from inception to close, including debt and equity financing, due diligence, and matters such as refinancing, leasing, resale and dispute resolution.
The Curtis team drafts and negotiates complex commercial lease, sublease, and sub-sublease agreements and renewals and terminations thereof on behalf of lessors, lessees, sub-lessors and sub-lessees for all types of commercial properties, including office, retail, warehouse and manufacturing.
Curtis offers representation in the U.S., Italian, German and English Courts, in the event of disputes in commercial real estate matters.
The Curtis real estate team has substantial experience representing owners and developers in the negotiation of project design, permits, construction and project management documents for their new and repurposed facilities and other capital improvement projects. Curtis also offers advice on how best to address the legal risks associated with environmental concerns including compliance with state and federal environmental law, and to incorporate sustainability principles (energy and other resource use) into their projects.
Curtis helps clients identify and manage environmental risk, comply with environmental laws and identify the most cost effective ways to achieve their goals under the different regulatory pathways under federal and state laws, at sites ranging from federal Superfund and RCRA Corrective Action sites to “brownfield” sites being addressed under state voluntary cleanup programs.
Curtis structures and implements the real estate aspects of complex corporate transactions, including advising how best to address potential environmental liabilities and tax and insolvency aspects of transactions.
Curtis advises clients on all aspects of the financing and refinancing of real estate assets, including mezzanine financing.
The Curtis team advises on structuring real estate transactions to maximize tax efficiency. We advise on domestic and international tax matters on the full cycle of real estate ownership and leasing, including its acquisition, operation and disposition. Such tax matters include withholding taxes, and tax planning for the deductibility of interest, depreciation and other related expenses incurred in real estate transactions.
In the U.S., it includes advising on the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). Our global tax team has counseled corporates, multinationals, governments, high net worth families, private equity, sovereign wealth and other funds in their real estate transactions.
To increase the value of a property an active legal asset management is as necessary as an efficient property management whether as a main business or in preparation of a sale. The ongoing legal advice referring to an existing property is one of our main areas of business. Our range of advice in the area of legal asset and property management particular includes:
Martin L. Forman
Catherine M. Baecher
Sergio Esposito Farber
Alfonso A. de Marco
Commercial and Residential Real Estate
News 22 Apr. 2021
Curtis Practices and Attorneys Gain Recognition in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Client Alert 01 Mar. 2021
Supreme Court Agrees to Revisit Equal Protection Cases Relating to Puerto Rico, Rejects Summary Reversal