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Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Experienced bench of transactional experts that attracts an impressive roster of lenders, developers and companies, as well as public sector entities. Frequently acts on the sale, acquisition and financing of property across a range of asset classes, as well as offering extensive leasing capabilities. Complements its transactional practice with dedicated zoning and land use know-how, allowing for a full-service approach to complex development projects.

Strengths

One client praises the firm for providing "efficient, practical and timely advice."
Another client appreciatively remarks that the firm's "knowledge of the law and experience gives us confidence."
"They take the time to learn our business, in order to focus on what is key and what is not," notes an interviewee.

Work highlights

Assisted JACK Entertainment with an array of real estate matters, including the negotiation of leases and various tax credit compliance matters.

Notable practitioners

Karla Rogers is noted for her proficiency across the full spectrum of real estate transactions. She regularly advises clients on the acquisition and divestiture of real estate assets, as well as lease negotiations and amendments.
"She's an expert in the field and is well respected in the industry." "She applies business points and practical arguments to transactions so that agreements can be found in negotiations."

Mara Cushwa has a respected practice, which covers industrial leasing, project financing and development work, among other things. She acts for a broad array of clients, including lenders, borrowers and developers.

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Overview

Calfee’s Real Estate attorneys represent business entities, developers, investors, joint ventures, syndicators, institutional lenders and individuals with acquisition, disposition construction, development, leasing, financing, and zoning of real property assets. Our Real Estate Litigation practice provides experienced representation in large-scale, complex litigation.

  • Served as local counsel for international pharmaceutical manufacturer in $2.65 billion stock acquisition, which included large headquarters facility; handled real estate matters in asset acquisition of a company owning real property valued at $80 million.
  • Represented shopping center owner in disposition of three large shopping centers.
  • Represented client in purchase and sale, master lease, affiliate guaranty, lender consents and operating company subleases for recapitalization, sale-leaseback transaction involving the sale of its R&D, manufacturing and office facility and triple net leaseback of the site.
  • Represented public chemicals manufacturer in acquisition and leasing of real property holdings throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • Represented large healthcare industry client in purchase out of foreclosure of its headquarters; assisted client in advising its Board and winning Court approval of sale.
  • Represented private manufacturing client in connection with purchase of target’s real estate portfolio, including owned/leased real properties in Ohio, Indiana, Mexico, as part of $82 million acquisition of add-on business.

Members

Cushwa, Mara E (Head of Department)

Rogers, Karla (Head of Department)

Ballard, Brent

Barbara, Matthew

Batt, John Paul

Berggrun, Joshua

Blair, Mitchell

Callam, Kelly

Ellsworth, Gary

Fisher, John

Golish, Elizabeth Zoller

Lang, James

McMillan, Ronald

Michals, Thomas

O'Neil, Colleen

Rogers, Karla

Shanahan, Madeline

Strom, Susan

Whitford, Neil

Wilcher, Larry

Wiley, Stephen

Industries

Aviation

Banking, Financial Services and Insurance

Construction

Energy and Utilities

Entrepreneurs and Emerging Companies

Gaming and Hospitality

Government

Health Care

Individuals and Families

Manufacturing and Industrial

Private and Family-Owned Businesses

Private Equity

Public Companies

Real Estate

Retail and Consumer Products

Real Estate

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

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Location

The Calfee Building

1405 East Sixth Street

Cleveland

Ohio

USA

OH 44114

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Ohio

Real Estate


Karla Rogers
Band 4
Mara E Cushwa
Band 4