Cordray & Schneller has extensive experience in the area of real estate law, having specialized in real estate law since its inception. Two of our attorneys are Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and one is also Board Certified in Residential Real Estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Our real estate clients include national and regional publicly held real estate investment trusts, developers, owners, lenders, syndicators, landlords, tenants, contractors, property managers, brokers, and investors (international,national, regional, and local). Our real estate expertise is demonstrated by our ability to efficiently and effectively handle all of the specific issues related to the negotiation and closing of transactions involving acquisition, financing, development, construction, operation, leasing, management, or disposition of real estate. We are continually involved in the structuring, documentation, and closing of acquisition and sale transactions, complex financing transactions, and sophisticated leasing transactions.
While Cordray & Schneller has particular expertise in all issues relating to real estate matters and transactions, we also have the capacity and expertise in other areas of law that are necessary to assist our real estate clients. The firm’s practice in the related areas of partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, joint ventures, trusts, construction law, ad valorem taxation, and lender rights and remedies allows us to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing our real estate client needs.
Cordray & Schneller assists our real estate clients in drafting and negotiating acquisition and sale contract related documents; conducting due diligence by reviewing title commitments, title exception documents, surveys, existing contracts, lease agreements, environmental reports, and all other documents affecting real estate; drafting and negotiating contracts with contractors, subcontractors, engineers, and architects; drafting and negotiating loan documents for lenders and borrowers; drafting and negotiating easement agreements, licenses, restrictive covenants, and all other documents affecting real estate; drafting and negotiating a wide variety of lease agreements (including, but not limited to, office, retail, industrial, ground, build-to-suit, triple-net, and farm and ranch) and related documents for both landlords and tenants; drafting and negotiating sale/leaseback related documents; drafting and negotiating property management contracts and brokerage contracts; structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing real estate workouts and restructurings; representing developers in working out difficult real estate situations with their lenders and investors; representing syndicators with private placement offerings; and foreclosure of nonperforming real estate.