Real Estate Transactions

Real estate transactions require meticulous and strategic documentation. Since contract drafting is as much about anticipating problems as it is about defining the parties' relationship, when drafting or negotiating an agreement it is advantageous to involve counsel who also hold a litigation background. With decades of experience in both contract negotiations and real estate-related litigation, the attorneys at Miller Morton are uniquely positioned to fully represent our clients' interests in real estate transactions.

The following is an overview of the types of real estate transactions we regularly handle.

  • Residential Leases – The law affords certain special protections to residential tenants. Miller Morton attorneys counsel residential landlord clients on their rights, tenants’ rights and effective use of custom-tailored lease agreements that are beneficial for unique business operations. We represent residential landlords of all sizes, from major conglomerates to casual investors.
  • Commercial Leases  – Commercial leases are extremely complex and can be impacted by improvement allowances, competitor restrictions, termination rights and other issues. Drafting or negotiating a commercial lease requires careful planning and a detailed analysis of business expectations and objectives. At Miller Morton we work closely with both commercial lessors and commercial tenants to understand their concerns. We advise clients on the legal ramifications of key clauses and omissions, and draft and negotiate language that meets their business needs.
  • Development Contracts – Miller Morton attorneys have significant experience preparing and negotiating development contracts and related agreements for virtually all types of real estate projects. We also have experience pertaining to subdivisions, commercial developments, industrial complexes and public works projects.
  • Loan Documents – Miller Morton attorneys provide representation for real estate transactions involving both private and institutional financing, regularly assisting clients on all sides and in all stages of the financing process. We have extensive experience with secured transactions and obtaining real property, fixtures and equipment as collateral.
Miller Morton has the experience and strategic focus to guide you through any type of real estate transaction, with our number one priority being to protect your interests in the process.