Commercial Real Estate Lawyers

Sands Anderson's team of Virginia and North Carolina commercial real estate attorneys combine a broad range of experience to provide you the service you need for commercial real estate transactions. We make it our goal to carry out transactions as quickly and as efficiently as possible by removing obstacles that create delays and add cost. We use the latest computer technology to complete the increasing number of required documents and to provide each client with the most cost-efficient and timely delivery of services possible.

Our commercial real estate attorneys provide advice to institutional lenders and investors, including commercial banks, insurance companies and mortgage bankers through Virginia and North Carolina. We also represent commercial tenants, landlords, developers, brokers, and entrepreneurs in all types of real estate transactions.


Our commercial real estate lawyers handle diverse forms of financing. We represent both lenders and borrowers in acquisition loans, interim and permanent loans, construction loans and letters of credit. We also assist borrowers to raise real estate capital through bond financings and government-insured loans.

Most project financings have a significant real estate component, and the firm's commercial real estate lawyers provide advice on title issues, tenant lease analysis, local and municipal land use issues, survey questions, conveyance matters and mortgage financing concerns.

Closing the Deal 

On the acquisition side, we assist in the purchase and sale of all types of real estate, from raw land to complete and occupied projects. We represent developers of all sizes as well as entities whose primary business is not real estate development such as retail stores and manufacturers. 

It is our goal to make our clients' transactions happen as quickly and efficiently as possible by removing obstacles that create delays and add cost. 

Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who become a part of our clients' business team. 

Our commercial real estate lawyers also have extensive expertise and experience in counseling real estate clients with regard to entity selection. This includes advice concerning the formation and operation of partnerships, limited liability corporations or corporations for the development of major real estate and other business opportunities. 

General Real Estate Advice 

Our commercial real estate lawyers in Virginia and North Carolina draft commercial leases of all types for tenants or landlords and handle a variety of landlord-tenant issues. We also handle property management, leasing agreement negotiation and documentation. We have special expertise in representing landlords whose tenants have filed bankruptcy. Our team is also experienced in zoning, subdivision and contract law, and in the resolution of disputes involving real estate transactions. 

We have knowledge and experience in handling large and small commercial transactions: 

  • Acquisitions, sales and exchanges
  • Administrative rent claims in bankruptcy
  • Commercial leases
  • Compliance issues
  • Construction and permanent financing transactions
  • Debt and equity securitizations of real estate assets
  • Deeds in lieu of foreclosure
  • Development of office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, multifamily and other commercial, industrial and residential projects
  • Development, construction and design contracts
  • Economic development and redevelopment projects
  • Environmental matters
  • Formation of partnerships, limited liability corporations and other ownership entities
  • Litigation matters including specific performance claims; foreclosures; enforcement of covenants, conditions and restrictions; title disputes; construction defects; and mechanics liens
  • Negotiating of local and state incentives
  • Workouts, restructurings and foreclosures
  • Zoning matters and land use

The commercial real estate attorneys of Sands Anderson serve clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic from our offices in Virginia and North Carolina.


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