DLA Piper LLP (US)

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Global firm utilizing an impressive network when advising on local, regional and international real estate matters. Represents a range of clients, including funds, developers and lenders, in big-ticket tax, finance, construction and environmental cases. Particular strength in large-scale developments, including residential, business and mixed-use projects. Also advises corporate tenants on leasing and headquarters expansions.

Strengths A client says the team offers "the highest level of expertise and customer service," adding that: "It is very conscious of what our needs are and very responsive."

Another client praises the team for being "very adept at complex problem solving."

Work highlights Advised May Development Group and its affiliates on the negotiation and documentation of their proposed acquisition, financing and tax credit syndication of the residual 99% limited and general partnership interests in Eutaw Place Development, the owner and manager of a large mixed-use project in Baltimore.

Notable practitioners

The "outstanding"
Guy Flynn
has extensive experience advising on all manner of complex real estate transactions. He handles acquisitions, joint ventures and finance matters for clients including lenders, developers, pension funds and institutional investors.

Lin Pang
has a growing practice, regularly assisting with acquisitions and dispositions, development matters and leasing negotiations concerning commercial real estate. "She does a terrific job on the projects she handles for us," says a client.

Richard Levine
has extensive expertise in the tax structuring aspects of substantial real estate transactions and joint ventures. One impressed client says: "He is just as adept at handling day-to-day matters as he is at solving complex problems," and also adds: "He is efficient with his time and very reliable when you need him."