Real Estate Law
The Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates, P.A. devotes the majority of its practice to real estate matters. Our real estate attorneys have represented clients in Baltimore, Howard County, Columbia and throughout Maryland in many challenging and complex real estate transactions. We provide thoughtful and practical advice with respect to a wide range of real estate activities, including purchase and sale agreements, lease drafting and real estate development. We also have an extensive financing practice and represent a broad spectrum of borrowers and lenders.
Real Estate Law Services
Our real estate lawyers provide services to business clients, including the following:
Acquisition and Sale
- Acquisition and Disposition of All Types of Real Property Assets
- Real Estate Ownership Structures, Including Joint Venture, Partnership and Shareholder Arrangements
- Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
- Purchase and Sale Agreements
Sample representations include drafting and negotiating contracts to purchase 15 acres of waterfront property in Harford County, a multi-unit apartment complex in Baltimore City, a warehouse building in Baltimore City, a 2-story office building in Ellicott City, a retail storefront in Federal Hill and 10 acres in Elkridge.
- Landlord-Tenant Matters
- Lease Drafting, Review & Negotiation
- Commercial Leases
- Condominiums, Residential & Commercial
Sample representations include negotiating and drafting commercial leases on behalf of landlords and reviewing leases on behalf of tenants for office, warehouse and flex uses, drafting and negotiating a cell phone tower lease for buildings in Lutherville and Reisterstown.
- Land Assemblages
- Land Use & Zoning
- Commercial/Residential Real Estate Development
- Developer Representation
- Construction Contracts
- Easement/Boundary Disputes
- Eminent Domain
- Environmental Compliance
Sample representations include reviewing and revising various construction contracts to build custom homes, drafting an easement agreement between adjacent landowners to provide for driveway access, drafting a declaration of covenants and restrictions for an office condominium development, dividing a 26,000-square-foot office building into 12 condominiums units, setting up a commercial condominium document, reciprocal easements and access agreements for outparcel development.
Real Estate Transactions and Closings
- Lending Transactions
- Tax Deferred Exchanges
- Closing, Escrow and Title Documents
- Settlements (Closings)
Real Estate Financing and Secured Lending
- Commercial Financing
- Interim/Construction, Permanent Financing, Primary/Mezzanine Loans
Sample representations include negotiating commercial loan documents for a variety of real estate projects, advising a client regarding the use of tax increment financing for an urban redevelopment project and assisting a client with meeting lending requirements to refinance commercial loans.
Real Estate Law Clients
Our real estate attorneys represent clients from all sectors of the real estate industry, including:
- Home Builders
- Investors in All Types of Transactions
- Investment & Property Management Companies
- Landlords & Tenants
- Local Buyers & Sellers of Real Property
- Property Managers