Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. has extensive experience in the development of significant real estate projects, including office buildings, apartment and condominium complexes, mixed-use projects, planned use communities, shopping centers, warehouses, sports facilities, industrial properties, and places of worship. We are nationally recognized in the redevelopment of underutilized Brownfields properties. Our clients include developers, institutional investors and financiers, municipalities, contractors, architects, environmental engineers, owners and tenants. We regularly counsel our clients as to the federal, state and local laws and regulations governing real estate development and use, with an emphasis on risk management and avoiding litigation.
Our real estate team offers pragmatic, responsive and dedicated advice to its clients in all aspects of the acquisition, development, finance, management, leasing and transfer of land. Such representation includes the drafting and negotiating of purchase and sale agreements, tenant leases, management agreements, options, rights of first offer and rights of first refusal, construction agreements, architect’s agreements, ground leases and easements. We have worked extensively in the area of condominium development and conversion in both commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects.
We have proven expertise in the areas of land conservation and affordable housing. Our team represents conservation trusts dedicated to protecting the wildlife habitat and ecological integrity of our landscape. We aid numerous developers in furthering public policy by creating affordable housing projects in our communities. In these capacities, we have formed strong working relationships with regulating entities to further the shared mission of promoting the welfare of our citizens and our environment.
Beveridge & Diamond has significant experience not only in real estate, but also in environmental, tax and litigation matters. That experience enables us to assist clients in structuring and negotiating sophisticated financing and refinancing, including participation loans, convertible loans, equity kickers and credit enhancement techniques. As the recognized national leader in the environmental arena, our firm has vast experience in ensuring that adequate environmental reviews are completed and in dealing with issues relating to wetlands, hazardous wastes, leaking underground storage tanks, zoning, subdivision and infrastructure requirements. We are familiar with state laws requiring environmental investigation and remediation upon transfer of ownership, such as the New Jersey ISRA law. Our lawyers have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating indemnification and liability provisions in purchase and sale agreements, secured loan documents and leases. As a result, we frequently assist corporations, individuals and other law firms in the preparation and review of environmental provisions in such agreements.
In all that we do, we partner with our clients to define and achieve attainable goals in an efficient and result-oriented manner.