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Commercial Services

The attorneys at Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. provide a full range of commercial real estate services for projects ranging from small-business offices to multi-million dollar industrial, commercial, residential and mixed-use developments.


Land acquisition for a successful project requires careful planning and due diligence regarding location, soil conditions, environmental contamination, title, zoning and land use regulation. Our real estate attorneys can assist you with negotiating purchase agreements that protect your interests, working with surveyors, engineers and other professionals to ensure the property is suitable for your purposes, obtaining appropriate title insurance coverage, limiting your liability for pre-existing environmental contamination, and closing the transaction.


Real estate development involves complex planning and government approvals. Our attorneys can assist you with subdivision, platting, rezoning, conditional use permits, development contracts, planned development agreements, common area maintenance agreements, covenants and restrictions.


Many of our real estate attorneys also practice in the areas of banking and finance, and can assist you with negotiating construction financing and long-term financing. With one foot in real estate law and the other in banking, we can help coordinate your project to avoid pitfalls such as mechanic’s liens attaching prior to loan closing. In addition, our municipal law experience helps us identify potential government assistance such as tax increment financing or business subsidies.


Commercial construction projects typically involve lengthy, complex contracts and layers of government approvals, permits and inspections. Our clients benefit from our familiarity with standard construction contracts and provisions that can be modified to benefit one side or the other. We represent landowners, general contractors, subcontractors, banks and municipalities in all aspects of construction law.


Our real estate attorneys assist landlords and tenants with negotiating favorable lease terms, identifying and addressing issues and concerns that are unique in each transaction. We also assist clients with issues and disputes that may arise during the term of a lease, such as subleasing, assignments, maintenance, allocation of common expenses, eviction, bankruptcy, litigation and collections.


Our representation of commercial real estate clients does not end when the project is built. As a full-service law firm, we assist our clients with a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters that arise in connection with commercial real estate. In addition to leasing, we assist clients with operational matters such as business loans, changes in ownership, contracts, tax appeals, and municipal assessments.

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If you would like to learn more about our commercial real estate services, please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment with one of our real estate attorneys.