Alston Courtnage & Bassetti LLP

Real Estate Department

Washington
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What the team is known for Preeminent commercial real estate boutique, acclaimed for its representation of owners, developers, investors and lenders in purchase and sale, development, leasing and financing matters. A strong player in various sectors, including retail, healthcare, hospitality, education, energy and transportation.

Strengths One impressed commentator says: "I think the lawyers in that group are all very strong, very experienced lawyers. On the transactional side, they're first-rate. Any client hiring them will get excellent representation."

Another source regards the firm as a "wonderful boutique real estate practice."

Notable practitioners

Aleana Harris is a "real up-and-coming partner" who is noted for her work with developers, investors and other parties in financing and leasing transactions. "She's got a really good reputation in the real estate community," say market commentators.

Andrew Bassetti is a preeminent commercial real estate attorney with a wealth of experience in the full range of transactional matters, including financing for lenders and borrowers, leasing, sales and acquisitions.

Charles Shigley leans his practice primarily toward developer-side representation, and is particularly noted for his strength in financing matters. He also has wider expertise in leasing, sales and acquisitions, joint ventures and other areas.

Parker Mason has a "very good, very sophisticated practice," representing lenders and borrowers in retail, office and industrial real estate financings, with a particular focus on secured lending.

Michael Courtnage applies experience gained over a career of more than four decades to counsel his clients in connection with the full spectrum of transactional real estate matters. He also dedicates a large part of his practice to advising clients from outside of the US.

Thomas Barkewitz handles sales, acquisitions, financing and leasing of commercial, industrial, residential and healthcare real property for a broad range of clients.

Thomas Read has a broad practice, with expertise ranging from financing, joint ventures and workouts to purchases, sales and development. He offers experience in matters pertaining to both commercial and residential real property.