News 25 Jan. 2024
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News 11 Oct. 2023
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Event 18 Aug. 2023
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News 25 Jul. 2023
Partner Eric Gilioli Ranked in Top 10 Influential Energy & Natural Resources Lawyers in Kazakhstan in Business Today
Client Alert 28 Dec. 2023
U.S. to Impose Secondary Sanctions on Non-U.S. Banks For Financing Russia’s Defense Industry
Article 22 Aug. 2023
Fuad Zarbiyev Publishes Article in Journal of International Economic Law
Event 22 Aug. 2023
Partner Dr. Claudia Frutos-Peterson to Speak at Arbitration and ADR Commission of the ICC Mexico
Event 11 Jul. 2023
Partner Elisa Botero Speaks on the Role of the ICC in Investment Disputes
News 15 Aug. 2023
Legal Reader Publishes Article on Dr. Majed Alotaibi’s Arrival as Senior Counsel in Curtis’ Riyadh Office
News 31 Jul. 2023
Curtis Welcomes Senior Saudi Advisor, Dr. Majed Alotaibi, to its Riyadh Office
News 24 Aug. 2023
Curtis Attorneys Quoted in CoinDesk on FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s Strategy Ahead of His Criminal Trial
News 06 Mar. 2023
Russia Sanctions at the First Anniversary: An Overview of Current Sanctions in the US, UK, and EU and How Global Companies Can Navigate Evolving and Conflicting Sanctions Regimes
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
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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
Commercial and Residential Real Estate
News 10 Oct. 2023
Curtis Italy - Daniela Della Rosa awarded as Lawyer of the Year in Logistics
News 12 Apr. 2022
Curtis Secures 13 Practice Area and 35 Attorney Rankings in Legal 500 EMEA 2022