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Real Estate

Real estate law continues to change as growth, water supply, industry, agriculture, and infrastructure needs compete for available resources. Environmental concerns have a much greater influence on real estate transactions today than in the past. Financing arrangements have become more sophisticated and the national and international financial markets have resulted in large transactions becoming increasingly complex. Small transactions are subject to greater regulation with disclosures and federal requirements affecting nearly all property transfers and developments. Increased regulatory and permitting requirements for all transactions add time and expense to developments of every type and, if not addressed correctly, can have substantial adverse impacts on the developments.

Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen’s real estate practice is conducted by attorneys with a broad base of experience in virtually all areas of real property law. The Firm’s attorneys have assisted clients with various aspects of real estate transactions, including representing sellers in large sales of raw land to governmental entities, creation of mitigation banks, and tax deferred exchanges. They have assisted with the financing, acquisition, development and leasing of marinas, sports arenas, condominium developments, planned communities, office towers, retail centers, apartment complexes, ranches, and agricultural uses.

From assisting major banks with the disposition of excess branch sites, to orchestrating the assemblage, development, and financing of parcels for large, multi-use developments, to dealing with all aspects of vast ranch, citrus and forestry operations, the Firm’s real estate attorneys are active, experienced, and prepared to deal efficiently with every situation a client may encounter. Their experience enables the Firm to handle transactions and clients’ real estate needs regardless of size, complexity, or location.