Schiff Hardin understands that an industry as broad and complex as real estate, which touches upon so many areas of law, requires a multidisciplinary legal approach. That's why our attorneys have significant depth and experience in many areas of law that can apply to both the most simple and complex real estate matters. These legal areas include: environmental, tax, public law, finance, estate planning, bankruptcy and workout, insurance, and litigation.
We also go beyond the traditional areas of real estate services to include experienced, cutting-edge counsel in real estate-backed securities and other investment vehicles linked to real estate. And our firm has particular depth in assisting clients with construction, from the initial planning stage to design, to the actual construction and post-construction matters.
In addition, we have significant experience representing both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of real estate finance transactions. This practice has been creative and involved traditional lending transactions as well as other financing tools, such as sale and leaseback transactions, synthetic leases, and joint venture interests.
Our services for real estate clients include: