Residential development encompasses land that is being acquired with the intention to build a residential neighborhood, a mixed-use development, or the renovation of existing buildings or neighborhoods for new or improved use.
Development involves a wide variety of disciplines often over multiple transactions, including:
- Land acquisition
- Title examinations and title litigation
- Historic preservation
- Environmental law
- Land use and zoning
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Construction law
- Corporate law
- Landlord and tenant law
- Homeowners associations
- Eminent domain and condemnation
Importance of Residential Development
A real estate attorney practices in the various areas of law associated with the land, the tangible aspects that are on the land – agriculture, contamination, minerals, structures – and the intangible aspects – zoning, access, interests, and air space. In addition, our residential development attorneys have additional experience in guiding our clients through necessary and appropriate due diligence tasks including real estate title and environmental risk analysis, insurance coverage, financial terms and implications, construction law, formation of associations, drafting of covenants, and regulatory, zoning, architectural, and structural review.