Our experience includes these matters:

  • We represented a major telecommunications company in developing its 1.2 million-square-foot headquarters building. The project ranged from complex lease and tenant fit-out negotiations to assistance with the purchase of specialty components, including a four-story video wall and a two-story solid glass staircase. 

  • We represented a national retailer in lease negotiations for 40 build-to-suit stores and self-developed sites, and advised the operator of its sister stores in several lease negotiations, including a transaction with another retailer on an 80,000-square-foot, self-developed combined store.

  • We serve as real estate counsel on regional mass transit light rail project initiatives.

  • We represent Total Wine & More with its Midwest expansion, handling all land use, development, and liquor licensing matters.

  • We represent an industry leading national freight carrier, in the acquisition, development, renovation and management of its $1 billion portfolio of regional and sub-regional freight delivery service centers throughout the United States.

  • We represent United Properties and its affiliates in acquisition, development and leasing, including senior housing cooperatives and apartment projects in the Twin Cities area.

  • We represent United Properties and its affiliates in hundreds of transactions for office, warehouse, industrial, build-to-suit and retail developments.

  • We advised The Beard Group affiliates in the acquisition, development, construction, operation and sale of a $20 million apartment building project in Osseo, Minn.

  • We represented the Philadelphia Phillies in connection with the development of Citizens Bank Park, a modern, 45,000-seat ballpark. The project involved the condemnation of a portion of the site by the City of Philadelphia, a sophisticated leasing and financing structure, public funding from governmental and quasi-governmental authorities, shared parking rights with other professional sports teams, and community group agreements. 

  • We represented Sioux Falls ABC TV affiliate and its parent company in lease negotiations, land purchase matters, contract buildout and acquisition, and general business matters in conjunction with the relocation of its television studio and office space and the relocation of satellites to a new satellite facility.

  • We represented a client in a mixed-use development in Baltimore's Inner Harbor that included a 950-space parking garage, a 250,000-square-foot office building, and a 120,000-square-foot retail complex on land leased from the State of Maryland. The project involved a complicated subdivision, ground lease, and leasehold financing arrangements.

  • We represent Denver-based developers on more than 20 projects that include 3,000+ units including townhome, condominium, and mixed-use developments.

  • We represented a nonprofit developer in the redevelopment of Independence Mall in Philadelphia in partnership with the National Park Service. The project included the Independence Visitor Center, which serves Independence National Historical Park and the Liberty Bell Center. It involved grants from the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Delaware River Port Authority, and several local charitable organizations and long-term operating agreements with the National Park Service.

  • We advised The Beard Group affiliates in the acquisition, development and construction of a $16 million apartment building in Victoria, Minn.

  • We represented the Hippodrome Foundation in the renovation of the historic Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore through a public-private partnership among the foundation, the Maryland Stadium Authority, and Clear Channel. The project involved tax credit and tax-exempt bond financing.

  • We represented the developer in the redevelopment of a 220-acre former New Jersey horse racetrack for a mixed-use "new town center" development, including 1,100 housing units, one million square feet of office space, 600,000 square feet of retail space, 75 acres of recreational uses, and a train station component.

  • We represented a multinational corporation in the relocation of its world headquarters to a new facility in downtown Denver. The project involved special district considerations, the sale of a manufacturing plant, the decommissioning of the power plant that provided electricity to the facility, and negotiations regarding various environmental issues.

  • We represented the owners of a produce cooperative in an 800,000-square-foot state-of-the-art build-to-suit regional produce terminal in Philadelphia, which involved substantial public funding and a complex public-private deal structure.