Real Estate

Arnold & Porter's Real Estate practice is one of the most recognized and distinguished in the United States, focusing on all aspects of real estate transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and other real property transactions, as well as loan originations, loan restructurings and secondary market transactions. Our practice covers all asset types, including office, retail, hospitality, multi-family, industrial and mixed-use properties. Our clients include real estate private equity funds, property owners, institutional and private investors, developers, and commercial and investment banks.

Our group includes approximately 55 lawyers. With a wide breadth of experience and a multifaceted understanding of real estate markets, our team works with clients to evaluate, develop and implement their real estate goals. We represent commercial and investment banks, real estate opportunity funds, investors, developers, REITs, nonprofits and public institutions.

Chambers USA regularly recognizes our team as an industry leader. Our nationally ranked Real Estate group was described as having "good leadership, strong market knowledge, and a deep bench both at the partner and associate levels."

Experience Highlights

  • 50-percent owners of a portfolio of 11 real property holding companies, valued at approximately a quarter-billion dollars, in a multiforum dispute over the management and ownership of the properties, including corporate governance, injunction and corporate dissolution proceedings.
  • Owners of commercial property at the Watergate complex in arbitration involving a private contract dispute.
  • Britannia Pacific Properties as lead counsel in litigation involving corporate cost-allocation and central office overhead charges that resulted in the successful termination and transition of a luxury resort operated by Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Trustee, management company and certain beneficiaries of Trust in litigation regarding the ownership and control of a Manhattan apartment building and a Queens storefront that was owned by 200+ beneficiaries as tenants-in-common.
  • High-end national grocery retailer in successfully resolving a dispute involving the leasing of historic property in Georgetown.
  • High-end real estate investment fund in the confidential arbitration and negotiation of performance termination rights concerning a portfolio of managed properties across the United States.
  • Owners of a private beachfront property in the East Hamptons who had been joined in an action to quiet title to a portion of the beach. We represented the only homeowners who successfully demonstrated title to their portion of the beach.
  • Commercial office building owners in three separate transfer and recordation tax disputes against the District of Columbia.
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