Real Estate Development

Clients with real estate development projects rely on the advice and counsel of our attorneys for good reason. We have many years of experience advising and representing clients on new development and redevelopment projects. This encompasses projects large and small in both urban and suburban areas, including all phases of development, such as land assemblage, construction, and permanent financing. We utilize our network of local land use attorneys where it best fits the needs of our clients.

Representative experience includes:

  • Representing a client in a $70 million urban renewal and redevelopment project to construct five privately-owned multi-family housing buildings, together with street level retail and parking garage, to support the growing demand for off-campus housing among graduate students at Philadelphia University
  • Counseling a developer in matters surrounding the negotiation, purchase, and assemblage of vacant land, easements, and drainage rights, as well as land use approvals in New Jersey
  • Advising a client on converting a multi-building commercial and industrial property into business park condominiums in lieu of subdivision
  • Represented a developer in real estate acquisitions that involved identifying and correcting title issues; reviewing environmental assessments; land use, zoning, and site plan permits and approvals; acquiring essential easements; as well as conducting surveys and other due diligence in the development of more than 20 CVS drugstores and Wawa superstores/gas stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  • Represented the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) with respect to several matters over a period of years, including land acquisitions in lieu of condemnation, due diligence investigations, site surveys and examinations, negotiations with dredging contractors, and meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers for the potential deepening of the Delaware River shipping channel to enhance the competitive and economic viability of New Jersey and Pennsylvania ports

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