Real Estate

Seyfarth’s Real Estate practice is unrivaled in its knowledge and experience in the industry.

As one of the five largest real estate practices in the U.S., our team of over 140 attorneys has helped clients close some of the largest, most notable transactions over the last several years, and is recognized for bringing creative structures to highly complex, sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, helping our clients maximize the value of each deal.
  • Closed over $33 billion in real estate transactions in 2016
  • Represent four of the top 10 largest direct commercial real estate lenders of 2016 as ranked by National Real Estate Investor
  • Closed more than $2.5 billion in loan transactions for CMBS originators since 2015
  • Handled more than 300 million square feet of leases over the last decade on behalf of some of the largest landlords and tenants in the U.S.
  • Handled real estate transactions in all 50 states
  • Represent five of the top 10 mortgage originators among insurance companies according to Commercial Mortgage Alert (2016)
  • Handled two of the top 10 largest single-property retail transactions of 2016 according to Real Estate Alert
  • Handled the largest industrial property transactions of 2013, 2015 and 2016, and the fourth largest of 2014 according to Real Estate Alert
 
Seyfarth’s Real Estate practice has a tremendous breadth of expertise, and is routinely recognized within the industry, praised for being “fully attuned to the needs of the client.”
  • According to Law360, Seyfarth ranks 8th among firms with the most real estate partners globally 
  • Among the top 10 most powerful Real Estate practices in the nation according to Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News (2016)
  • Recognized as a national leader in real estate for seven consecutive years by The Legal 500 (2011–2017)
  • Recognized as a Tier 1 national Real Estate practice by U.S. News & World Report (2017)
  • Recognized as the Top U.S. Real Estate Advisor by Acquisition International (2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© named 22 real estate attorneys as leaders in their fields (2018)
 
With offices strategically located in key urban and real estate centers throughout the country - Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. - we offer clients a premier group capable of providing consistent and seamless service across our platform. In addition, our global footprint means that we can assist our clients in real estate transactions all over the world.
 
Our real estate capabilities include:
 
  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • M&A and Joint Ventures
  • Development Projects
  • Leasing
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • REITs
  • Construction
  • Environmental Issues
  • Fund Formation
  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Condominiums and Cooperatives
  • Economic Development Incentives & Tax Credits
  • P3 Projects
 
Value Driven Solutions
 
Seyfarth’s Real Estate attorneys deliver legal services with a business-oriented approach. A large part of what differentiates Seyfarth from its competitors centers around the firm’s distinctive client service model - SeyfarthLean® - which combines process, people and technology to drive value to our clients. SeyfarthLean creates tangible results, including more consistent, high quality legal services, increased efficiency, improved communication and collaboration, right-sized staffing approaches, transparent pricing, and reduction in overall cost of services. For more information about SeyfarthLean, click here.