News 25 Sep. 2020
Partners Borzu Sabahi and Timi Balogun to Teach Investment Arbitration Masterclass in Fall 2020
News 18 Aug. 2020
Curtis Welcomes New Corporate Partner Paul Bugingo in Dubai
News 26 Feb. 2020
Curtis Secures Comprehensive Victory for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Committee of Roads
News 24 Jan. 2020
Curtis defeats $400 million investment treaty claim brought against India
Client Alert 19 Oct. 2020
International Insight: The 2020 Updates to the LCIA Arbitration Rules
News 08 Oct. 2020
Curtis gains recognition in the Legal 500 UK 2021 for Private Funds and Public International Law
News 02 Oct. 2020
Partner Antonio Prida participates in committee proposing changes to General Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Mexico
Event 02 Sep. 2020
Partner Gabriela Alvarez Avila to speak in webinar on Specialized Topics of International Arbitration
Event 24 Sep. 2020
Marco Blanco, Co-Head of the Tax Group, teaches international taxation virtual course for the Paris Sorbonne University in Dubai LLM program
Event 08 Oct. 2020
Partner Charles Howland speaks at Center for Strategic Policy Innovation’s Clean Growth Incubator Rollout
Event 30 Sep. 2020
Partner Simon Batifort Speaks at the 10th Prague Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference
Client Alert 04 Oct. 2020
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (New York Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: October 4, 2020)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: October 4, 2020)
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 31 Mar. 2020
Curtis Advises on Acquisition of Commercial Building Ma`Ro in Frankfurt, Germany
Client Alert 31 Mar. 2020
Germany Insight: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Financial Aid and Short-Time Compensation