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Key Players in a Commercial Real Estate Transaction

| November 4, 2014
Commercial Real Estate, Purchase Agreements

Once you decide to buy commercial real estate, it’s important to assemble a solid team who can provide you with the knowledge and experience needed to help make a smooth transaction. For a successful purchase, a tentative buyer should find a broker, attorney, accountant and loan officer they trust and can work well with from […]

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The Purchase Agreement: Part III

| May 30, 2014
Commercial Real Estate, Purchase Agreements, Real Estate Equity

Previously we took a look at the due diligence process of a commercial real estate transaction.  In this edition, let’s discuss what a Buyer needs to know about contingencies. In a typical CRE deal, there are various standard contingencies that work to benefit Buyers (provided that a Buyer is savvy enough to include such contingencies […]

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Sellers and Buyers: Competing Interests

| May 9, 2014
Commercial Real Estate, Purchase Agreements

Whenever assets constituting a functioning enterprise are transferred in a taxable transaction, Section 1060 of the Internal Revenue Code requires the seller and buyer to allocate the purchase price among the transferred assets. Treasury Regulations require sellers and buyers to allocate the purchase price to and among seven classes of assets according to the relative […]

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Letters of Intent: How They Go Awry

| April 18, 2014
Commercial Real Estate, Purchase Agreements

As a deal lawyer, I love getting the phone call from a client about a new transaction. My heart sinks, however, when the client happily tells me how simple it will be because they have signed a letter of intent—without a lawyer reviewing it.  A letter of intent (“LOI”) is not necessarily a bad thing, […]

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The Purchase Agreement: Part I

| March 1, 2014
Commercial Real Estate, Purchase Agreements, Real Estate Equity

Previously we discussed the importance of assembling a team of Key Players as a first step to any commercial real estate transaction. Once your team is assembled and discovered a suitable property, the next step is to draft and negotiate a purchase agreement that encapsulates the deal and protects your interest. A well-drafted purchase agreement […]

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