Modern real estate practice requires lawyers experienced in the application of real estate, corporate, securities, partnership and tax law to complex business transactions involving the acquisition, ownership, financing and operation of commercial real estate. The members of the Real Estate Practice Group at Kirkland pursue an inter-disciplinary approach to sophisticated real estate transactions to offer our clients flexible and creative solutions to difficult problems across a broad range of transactions in the commercial real estate industry. Through extensive interaction between members of the Real Estate Practice Group and lawyers in other areas of the Firm's practice, we offer focused, multi-disciplinary counsel on a cost-effective basis. Kirkland regularly advises real estate clients on a variety of matters including the following:
Acquisitions and dispositions of single assets, portfolios, majority and minority equity positions, and performing and non-performing loans;
Joint ventures (both one-off partnerships and platforms) involving all asset classes;
Complex debt restructurings and workouts and equity recapitalizations, including loan to own transactions;
Real estate private equity fund formations and investments including institutional and principal lead funds with particular experience in cross-border structuring;
First mortgage and mezzanine financing transactions; and
REIT formation, qualification and transaction structuring.