Whether real estate represents the largest capital asset of a company’s balance sheet or is the core business of an investor, the new real estate landscape brings challenges and opportunities. To navigate this terrain in a changing economy and bring projects and transactions to completion effectively and efficiently, clients need bench strength, deep industry experience, and legal know-how.
K&L Gates has one of the largest, most diversified real estate practices of any global law firm. With more than 130 lawyers dedicated to real estate, K&L Gates has deep and broad experience in all areas of real estate law and transactions. We advise clients with regard to the entire spectrum of their real estate-related legal needs, including real estate investments, land use, planning and zoning, development and construction, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, tax advice, joint venture structuring, and real estate-related litigation. We work closely with our colleagues throughout K&L Gates on matters involving construction, environmental, tax, litigation, bankruptcy, and finance to provide a full range of services to our real estate clients on local, regional, national, and international transactions and projects.
Our global platform uniquely positions us to offer our clients a full range of real estate services. With offices in key markets in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East, we serve as an effective, efficient, and comprehensive real estate legal services provider. We offer a broad national and global platform with on-the-ground local capability in our markets, equipping us to meet our clients’ real estate legal needs—no matter the issue or location. Drawing on the substantial experience of our lawyers, our worldwide resources, our seamless cross-office capabilities, and our experience in developing cost-effective and team-oriented service models, we deliver value to our clients through efficient and commercial representation.
Our clients include institutional and private investors; commercial developers; global and regional financial institutions; real estate investment trusts (REITs); real estate opportunity funds; real estate service providers, including brokers and property managers; commercial retail companies; assisted living and other retirement facilities; mortgage banking/consumer finance companies; health care providers; hotel and leisure companies; rail and other transportation companies; developers of natural gas, oil, and mineral operations; public utilities and other energy suppliers; governmental agencies; property owners ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to sole proprietors; and companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and London Stock Exchange.
Our lawyers focus on real estate finance and investment, real estate development, sustainable development, and commercial ownership, leasing, and management.