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Real Estate

Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions
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Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions
Real Estate Equity Investments and Joint Ventures
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Regulatory: regulation of new towns and master-planned communities
Hotels and Resorts

1. Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions

Chedid Law Offices advises clients in the purchase and sale of each and every type of real estate asset/property. We represent clients in all major sectors of the industry, including office, residential, commercial/retail, leisure (hotels and resorts) and industrial real estate. 

On the real estate acquisitions and dispositions front, our lawyers negotiate and draft contracts, conduct due diligence, structure deals, and resolve the correlative issues arising therefrom. They also assist in the formation of partnerships, joint ventures, holding companies, and other entities whose purpose is to buy and sell real estate. 

Our clients include buyers and sellers of property used for:

Office buildings 

Apartments and residential developments 

Retail malls and shopping centers 

Hotels and resorts 

Mixed-use projects 

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2. Real Estate Equity Investments and Joint Ventures

Our lawyers are familiar with the real estate joint venture and equity investment area, where investment banks and funds invest directly in real estate projects with local development firms. Chedid Law Offices structures the investment and ownership vehicles (joint venture, limited liability companies and partnerships). Our work includes the formation of the most appropriate vehicles for the acquisition and development of real estate projects and the full range of agreements that make the overall scheme work (development agreements, operating agreements, management agreements, sales and marketing agreements and the like).

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3. Real Estate Finance

Chedid Law Offices’ lawyers represent both lenders and borrowers in financings ranging from conventional commercial loans to capital market and securitized transactions. The firm has exposure to sophisticated real property lending, whether first mortgage or mezzanine, secured by real estate, including apartments, office buildings, retail developments, industrial, hotels and resorts.

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4. Real Estate Regulatory: regulation of new towns and master-planned communities

Real Estate can prove a complex regulatory environment. A master-planned community or a new town is a project where housing plots, office buildings, hotels, recreational parks, and commercial centers are developed all at once. These projects trigger a set of regulatory issues involving the declarant/large-scale property manager, the developer, the contractors, and eventually the people who are meant to reside, work or play on the master-planned community. Our lawyers draft master declarations, standard purchase and sale contracts, and rules and regulations, among others for associations of owners/residents (both horizontal and vertical). Beyond regulation, master declarations of conditions, covenants, and restrictions that govern a master-planned community strive to maintain the spirit, quality and overall standards of the community that is being envisioned. Lawyers at Chedid Law Offices have represented clients in the US in handling real estate regulatory issues as well as Nakheel in Dubai on the Palm Islands projects and in connection with the development of The World.

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5. Hotels and Resorts

Chedid Law Offices’ Hotels and Resorts practice encompasses the development, acquisition and sale, finance, leasing, operation, management, licensing, branding, repositioning, and restructuring of hotels, resorts, branded developments, private residence clubs and timeshare projects, restaurants, casinos, golf courses and country clubs, theme and amusement parks, and other hospitality, recreational properties and businesses. 

As a result, our lawyers have considerable expertise in the drafting and negotiation of all types of documents including purchase and sale contracts, franchise and license agreements, affiliation and related agreements, hotel management agreements, office, restaurant and retail leases, limited partnership and joint venture agreements, liquor, gaming, and other licensing applications.

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