Real Estate

Real Estate

Kane Kessler advises clients on real estate matters in New York City, New York State and throughout the United States. We also work with foreign clients and foreign counsel on real property within the United States and abroad.

Clients include public and private companies, developers of all types of properties and corporate lenders, as well as individuals, partnerships and corporate investors.

Representing Clients with a Wide Range of Interests

Our clients turn to us for assistance with a wide range of real estate matters, including:

  • Acquisitions and sales of  all types of properties, including office buildings; apartment and multi-family buildings; hotels; warehouses; distribution facilities; industrial properties; as well as residential cooperatives, condominiums and houses
  • Leasing for both tenants and landlords, including office, retail, commercial and industrial space; and net leases of buildings and ground leases
  •  Construction and permanent financing for lenders and borrowers. This includes working with lead and participating lenders in loan participation; restructuring loans; and loan workouts
  • Development Rights transfer agreements
  • Access License Agreements for neighbor construction
  • Construction Agreements
  • Architectural Agreements
  • Real Property Management Agreements
  • Leasing Agency Agreements
  • Brokers Commission Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements

Advising Clients about  the Tax Implications of New York Real Estate Transfers

We counsel local, national and international owners of real estate to minimize taxes and maximize flexibility in the following:

  • Acquisitions
  • Stock purchases
  • Conveyances
  • Leases
  • Licenses
  • Mortgages
  • Refinancing
  • Estate and family transactions

Representing the Unique Needs of Clients Involved in Cooperatives and Condominiums

With the large concentration of cooperative and condominiums in the New York area, our Real Estate attorneys frequently counsel cooperative and condominium boards concerning:

  • The review and redrafting of operating documents, including Proprietary Leases and bylaws
  • Refinancing underlying mortgages
  • Tenancy issues
  • Negotiations of capital improvements agreements
  • Repair agreements
  • Negotiation of the sale of excess Development Rights
  • Access License Agreements for neighbor construction projects
  • Management Agreements
  • Acting as transfer agent for cooperative corporations
  • Interpreting Bylaws, Offering Plans, Proprietary Leases and other governing documents
  • Closings
Our real estate clients range from private owners to small, large and global businesses; our ultra-responsive team effort will handle all levels of matters on their behalf

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