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Real Estate Law

If you are faced with a legal conflict or challenge in Real Estate, the attorneys at Levin & Gann offer a stellar reputation based on experience and results. Directed by Real Estate expert Carole S. Gould, our department in this area of the law should be your first choice in legal representation to help you resolve problems successfully. Sidney Weiman, Howard L. Alderman, Jr., Carole S. Gould, Mayer E. Guttman, Sean K. Elavia, Andrew R. Sandler, and Michael Shore, are exceedingly qualified to evaluate and manage complex real estate transactions to help you move onward and upward.

Representing profit and not-for-profit developers and land owners, Levin & Gann handles all aspects of transactional real estate matters. Coordinating with Howard L. Alderman, Jr. and the land use-zoning and land development team, our attorneys assist in all aspects of land development, financing and construction, and the operation of residential and commercial projects. Our attorneys assist in negotiating and preparing contracts, leases, and public works agreements with municipalities and neighborhood associations across Central Maryland.

Special expertise is provided for financing of small to large complex real estate transactions. Projects are financed both conventionally and through a variety of private and government programs. In the affordable housing area, a specialty within our Real Estate Department, Carole Gould has worked extensively with numerous Federal, State, and local government programs that provide direct financing or insured financing, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) and Child Development Association (“CDA”). Our attorneys also provide expert legal advice and transactional services for financing supported by the Small Business Association and provide legal services to projects receiving operating subsidies, such as the Section 8 rental subsidy program. Many of the projects also include participation in tax credit programs. Our history in client representation includes projects financed through the Urban Development Action Grant Program (“UDAG”), the Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) and local funds. Across a wide span of projects that involve housing, commercial, and retail endeavors, our attorneys’ work has related to the development and funding of these projects. In certain instances when projects fail or default, we guide the workout and restructuring of the projects to achieve the best possible outcome.

Leasing is a major aspect of many real estate transactions. Our attorneys are highly experienced in landlord-tenant representation, including the negotiation and preparation of commercial leases. Additionally, our real estate law department works closely with the litigation department to ensure that if issues arise, that our clients’ interests are assertively pursued and protected. Our Real Estate expertise includes:

  • Contract Negotiation and Preparation
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Sales & Acquisitions
  • Tax-free Structuring
  • Lease Negotiation and Preparation
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Specific Performance