Real estate law has been at the heart of Honigman’s practice since the firm’s inception in 1948, and it continues to be one of our core strengths. Our participation in high-profile transactions has helped to shape and develop all sectors and asset classes. We are proud to be a part of transforming skylines, communities, and economies, both locally and nationally. Value, sophistication, and responsiveness — together with our legal and business acumen and industry relationships — are key ingredients in the national success of Honigman’s real estate practice.

Our real estate transaction services include:

Retail: Our Retail industry group serves owners, investors, developers, and tenants of shopping centers nationwide. We represent clients in acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, financing, real estate tax appeals, and government approvals and incentives of all types of retail centers, whether it is an enclosed regional mall or a neighborhood strip center. In addition to the foregoing services, our retail industry group also handles complex easement agreements, regional mall agreements, and complex retail financing. Learn more.

Hospitality and Lodging: Our Hospitality practice attorneys advise and represent major stakeholders within the hospitality and gaming industry, including hotel owners, developers, real estate investment trusts (REIT), investors, and operators located throughout the United States. Our attorneys assist with real estate portfolio management and optimize the value of properties through superior transaction and management execution. We also assist with the negotiation of hotel operating agreements and franchise agreements and negotiate leases between hotel owners and restaurant and retail tenants. As a trusted advisor, we focus in advising clients on multimillion-dollar hotel developments in urban and resort markets across the country. We also offer assistance in liquor and gaming regulations. Learn more.

Industrial and Office: Our Industrial and Office practice focuses in industrial and office acquisition, development, leasing, finance and disposition. Our experience extends to manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and airport hub facilities. Learn more.

Lending and Finance: Our Lending and Finance practice is renowned for advising on commercial lending transactions. Whether it's asset-based financing, corporate lending, or multi-creditor deals, we provide practical advice. We excel in handling complex financial matters. Learn more.

Restructuring, Workouts, and Loan Sales: For distressed assets and troubled loans, our Restructuring, Workouts, and Loan Sales team offers unique solutions. We represent a wide range of clients in loan restructurings, debt-to-equity conversions, foreclosures, and more. Our experience extends to managing and disposing of real estate-owned (REO) portfolios. Learn more.

Multifamily and Manufactured Housing: In the multifamily housing sector, we represent borrowers, developers, lenders, and more. Our knowledge spans construction, financing, management, and tax-related programs like Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. We also advise on public incentive-based financing for multifamily developments. Learn more.

Affordable Housing: Our attorneys at Honigman have been at the forefront of affordable housing initiatives for over 50 years. We've represented developers, government agencies, and lenders such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD in financing affordable housing projects nationwide. Our services cover various aspects, including Section 8 contracts, mortgage restructuring, acquisition, rehabilitation, and compliance. Learn more.

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