Commercial Real Estate

Managing the legal responsibilities associated with commercial real estate requires modern technology, time-sensitive support, and swift decision-making. Opportunities can come and go quickly, making judicious and perceptive actions critical.

Sands Anderson protects our real estate clients so they stay on track to create the outcomes they desire. We understand that prompt legal support enables transactions to move quickly and efficiently. By removing obstacles that create delays and add cost, you can seamlessly pursue opportunities.

In every step, we’ll be your steadfast partner helping you to overcome challenges and manage clear processes — with legal forethought for the road ahead. We have experience serving the real estate needs for an array of clientele across the Mid-Atlantic region, including:

  • Brokers
  • Commercial Banks
  • Commercial Tenants
  • Developers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Insurance Companies
  • Landlords
  • Mortgage Brokers


Whether you’re a lender or borrower, our attorneys can support you with an array of diverse financing opportunities. We have experience navigating complex financing structures, from acquisition loans to construction loans to letters of credit and beyond. We also assist borrowers to raise real estate capital through bond financings and government-insured loans. Gain the support you need to navigate legal responsibilities such as:

  • Conveyance Matters
  • Local and Municipal Land Use Issues
  • Mortgage Financing Concerns
  • Tenant Lease Analysis
  • Title Issues
  • Survey Questions

Closing the Deal

For those pursuing an acquisition, we can assist you with buying and selling all types of real estate, from raw land to complete and occupied projects. We have experience representing developers of all sizes, including other entities such as retail stores and manufacturers. As skilled negotiators, we enjoy serving as an extended member of your business team. You gain thorough legal support to guide you through entity selection, partnership formations for major real estate developments, among other business opportunities.

General Real Estate Advice

Ongoing advice and guidance that keeps you informed and protected across your real estate transactions and operations is the foundation of our legal support. Whether you’re need to address property management, seek bankruptcy representation, or look to resolve a transactional dispute, we can serve your complete legal needs. We’ll look out for your best interests while providing the clarity you need to pursue future goals.

Complete Legal Support

  • 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
  • Development, Construction, and Design Contracts
  • Development of Buildings, Including:
    • Hotels
    • Multifamily and Other Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Projects
    • Office Buildings
    • Shopping Centers
  • Economic Development and Redevelopment Projects
  • Environmental Matters
  • Foreclosures
  • Formation of Partnerships, Limited Liability Corporations, and Other Ownership Entities
  • Litigation Matters, Including:
    • Conditions and Restrictions
    • Construction Defects
    • Covenants Enforcement
    • Foreclosures
    • Mechanics Liens
    • Specific Performance Claims
    • Title Disputes
  • Negotiation of Local and State Incentives
  • Partition Suits
  • Workouts, Restructurings, and Foreclosures
  • Zoning Matters and Land Use
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