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Permitting and land use approvals are among the primary challenges facing businesses and residents in our region, according to a recent survey. The attorneys of Gawthrop Greenwood are able to navigate through the challenges of submitting land use applications, securing approvals and interacting with regulatory bodies as you develop your investment. From real estate transactions to financing and development, the attorneys at Gawthrop Greenwood employ an integrated approach through every stage of the real estate life cycle.

Our clients include individuals, developers, large and closely held entities, commercial and construction lenders, school districts and non-profit corporations. We find we are uniquely positioned to be their advocates, because we have represented many of the government entities they’re facing through our thriving municipal practice.

Collaborating with our Business and Litigation departments, we also support clients in real estate disputes and legal challenges that can bring successful projects to a grinding halt.

Whether it is a simple residential transaction or a complex multi-million-dollar mixed use or commercial project, our attorneys have the ability to achieve our clients’ goals efficiently and economically.

We counsel clients on matters including:

Acquisitions and sales

  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Financing
  • Title analysis and insurance
  • Tax assessment appeals
  • Pipeline easements

Subdivision and land development

  • Municipal ordinance analysis
  • Plan development
  • State and local approvals

Zoning and land use

  • Special exceptions and conditional uses
  • Non-conforming uses
  • Re-zoning

Acquisition and construction financing

  • Commercial and residential mortgage financing
  • Commercial and residential construction financing
  • Permanent and take-out financing
  • CMBS/Capital markets/insurance company financing
  • Tax-free financing
  • SBA 504/7a financing

Construction and design professional contracts

  • AIA and other industry forms familiarity

Commercial leasing and property management

  • Office, retail, industrial and warehouse leasing
  • Lease-to-own transactions
  • Equipment leasing
  • Evictions and collateral recovery

Brownfields redevelopment and environmental matters

  • Act II brownfields remediation
  • Site-specific remediation
  • Clean-up cost indemnity and contribution
  • Environmental remediation insurance

Economic development incentives

  • Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program
  • HUD 108 loans
  • PIDA loans
  • Building PA financing
  • Tax credits
  • Other federal, state and local loans and grants

Condominiums and cooperatives

  • Organization
  • Financing
  • Association formation, governance and enforcement

Workouts and foreclosures

  • Workout and forbearance agreements
  • Loan restructuring
  • Deed-in-lieu transactions
  • Foreclosure and collateral recovery

Dispute resolution and litigation

  • Mediation and arbitration
  • All aspects of real estate and finance litigation
  • Quiet title and declaratory judgments
  • Eminent domain

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call 610-696-8225 or click here.

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