Lerch Early’s real estate attorneys have extensive experience in representing borrowers in connection with financing of real estate and business assets, including acquisition financing and refinancing of existing loans. We are fully involved with each project, often preparing or reviewing agreements with architects, general contractors and subcontractors, leasing agents, and property management companies.
Frequently, we become involved in preparing or monitoring the construction draw process, the preparation of master leases, negotiating ground leases, obtaining permanent financing, and the ultimate disposition of the project. In the process, we pursue all avenues for cost savings, particularly in the area of transfer and recordation taxes imposed by local municipalities.
Our attorneys assist our clients in all matters relating to their financing transactions, including review and negotiation of loan documents, working with our clients and the lenders to provide required due diligence items, providing attorney opinion letters, and acting as the closing and title agent for the transaction. Because Lerch Early is an approved agent of two national title insurance companies, we also act as closing agent and issue title insurance policies on behalf of the title insurance companies in commercial transactions where we do not represent the borrower or lender.