Montgomery County, PA Commercial Real Estate Attorney

Serving Pennsylvania
Buying and Selling Commercial Real Estate

Purchasing real estate is often a lengthy and complex process, which is only amplified if you are purchasing a commercial property. Regardless of if you would like to purchase a restaurant or a shopping center, it is important to retain the services of an experienced commercial real estate attorney. A well-versed attorney can properly prioritize and structure a transaction, which can help avoid any potential for expensive and time-consuming legal issues. The experienced commercial real estate attorneys at Friedman Schuman have the experience and knowledge to help guide you through a successful commercial real estate transaction. Our lawyers understand the complexities of a commercial real estate transaction and are eager to represent clients’ best interests every step of the way. When you need the legal guidance of an experienced commercial real estate attorney, contact Friedman Schuman to schedule a consultation.

Commercial real estate services

If you are considering purchasing commercial real estate, you should seek the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney. Attorney guidance may also be necessary with any sale of commercial property. A skilled attorney can represent your best interest, ensuring that the terms of the purchase or sale are fair and lawful. The skilled attorneys at Friedman Schuman have 40 years of experience assisting clients as they buy, sell, and lease commercial properties, including but not limited to:

  • Shopping centers
  • Retail space
  • Office buildings
  • Multi-family buildings
  • Industrial buildings and warehouses

The complexities of a commercial purchase or sale, coupled with ambiguities that may be present in any related contract, can create angst among any party to a transaction. An experienced real estate attorney can ensure that the transaction is fair and lawful. They can also offer the appropriate guidance to ensure the purchase or sale runs smoothly.

Understanding the complexities of commercial real estate

Purchasing commercial real estate is a huge investment and can ultimately be very profitable. However, there are many factors that must be addressed prior to closing any commercial real estate deal. Some of the areas of commercial real estate transactions can include:

  • Development and Commercial Use. Sometimes, commercial real estate purchases include the purchase of land or dilapidated buildings that require re-purposing and renovation. Due to the township and state regulations of commercial law, one should retain an attorney when going before zoning boards to receive permits or variances.
  • Due Diligence. When a client is purchasing a commercial property, an attorney should perform all the necessary due diligence, assist with including a review of title reports, surveys, inspection reports, and zoning reports.
  • Environmental Safety. If a client seeks to develop on land, or if they are rebuilding an already existing structure, it is prudent to perform the necessary investigations to make sure that the land or building is environmentally safe. Sometimes, environmental or engineering reports can identify complex environmental issues that must be remedied before any deal can close.

Contact an experienced Montgomery County commercial real estate attorney today

Buying or selling commercial property can be very exciting, as it marks a new chapter for businesses, developers, and individuals alike. A qualified real estate attorney can protect the legal interests of the client during these situations. The attorneys at Friedman Schuman have over 40 years of experience successfully handling any legal matters that may arise during a commercial real estate transaction. If you require strong legal representation for a commercial real estate matter, contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

Our Real Estate Success Stories

Facilitated a unique partnership between local municipalities and a private developer to improve telecommunication infrastructure construction and development process.

Successfully secured zoning and land development for an 85-unit age-restricted housing complex in Elkins Park for Federation Housing.

Represented a synagogue in a landmark federal case with claims based on violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA).

Represented a regional commercial developer in all aspects of the development of several large shopping center projects and a multitude of free-standing retail properties.

Represented a charitable organization in the purchase, financing, and zoning of the Elkins Estate, a venerable 42-acre landmark.

Represented a regional commercial real estate investment partnership in connection with the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of retail drug store properties.

Represented landlords in the negotiation of leases and operation and easement agreements with some of the nation’s largest “big box” retailers such as Lowes, Wal-Mart, Best-Buy, Barnes & Noble, Sports Authority and Old Navy.

$5 million settlement and a court-ordered receivership in a partnership dispute concerning a real estate development and management company.

Represented buyer in acquisition and financing of 31,000 square-foot office building

Represented seller of $15,000,000 apartment complex in Central Pennsylvania

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