Commercial Real Estate Law
Commercial real estate has been an active practice area of Cooley, Shrair since its inception. It has gained a reputation of being a premier law firm in terms of real estate acquisition, shopping center development and leasing, office leasing, mixed use and the commercial and industrial arena. It is engaged in all facets of real estate transactions from acquiring to developing, leasing and financing. We have represented numerous companies who have purchased and sold small, medium and large developments. We also have significant experience in representing landlords and tenants in various types of properties, which include, office, retail, mixed-use, commercial and industrial. In connection with development and construction, we also have an extensive land use and zoning practice.
For more than 65 years, Cooley, Shrair has developed experience in representing developers, investors and lenders in many different types of real estate matters. We understand what it takes to make a deal and we understand our client’s needs. Focused on our client’s goals, backed by our extraordinary knowledge base, we exceed our client’s needs in a cost effective manner.
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