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Bracewell represents some of the nation’s leading developers, builders, landlords and tenants in virtually all aspects of commercial, retail and mixed-use developments.  We provide end-to-end guidance on new projects from entity formation and creation of joint ventures through land use, site acquisition and assembly, easements, zoning and permitting to project financing, construction, sales, leasing and dispositions.  Working with attorneys from a number of the firm’s practice areas, we provide coordinated counsel on environmental, contracts, tax and other matters.

Our lawyers advise developers and owners on condominium construction and the management of condominium associations across the United States.  We help associations — including developer-created and managed associations that operate until enough project units are sold for control to pass to the actual owners —comply with state and local statutes. 

We counsel developers and associations on all regulatory and contractual issues.  For example, on behalf of a developer the firm recently facilitated the resubdivision of acreage into townhouse lots and a common area, established the easements and dedications required to develop the lots, and structured master and individual declarations of covenants for the individual units.  When disputes with contractors, government entities and individual property owners arise, we represent clients in negotiations and litigation.  Such matters often involve defect claims, interpretation and enforcing of deed restrictions, amendment procedures for restrictions and eminent domain disputes.