Real Estate

Hallstrom, Klein & Ward, LLP offers a comprehensive array of real estate related legal services to developers, sellers, purchasers, lenders, landlords, and commercial tenants.  Our seasoned attorneys are able to anticipate potential problems and identify creative solutions to help our clients structure and negotiate favorable transactions.  We strive to document the deal quickly so that there will be no unnecessary delays in closing.  We offer legal services in many facets of real estate, including:

  • Acquisitions 
  • Dispositions
  • Leasing
  • 1031 like-kind exchanges
  • Financing
  • Development
  • Construction
  • Joint ventures
  • Investment
  • Syndication
  • Management
  • Foreclosures
  • Workouts
  • Eminent Domain
  • Property Tax matters
  • Title insurance disputes
  • Litigation

Acquisitions, Development, and Dispositions

We represent a broad range of clients in the acquisition, development and disposition of real estate.   We have represented and worked with developers, business owners, individual investors, institutional lenders, and REITS.  We are experienced in the intricacies of real estate transactions and business structures, and assist our clients with 1031 exchanges, joint ventures, and syndications.  We also provide tax planning advice regarding various tax issues associated with real estate transactions. We are also experienced with real estate brokerage issues and serve as counsel to real estate brokerage firms.

Lending & Financing

We represent developers, lenders, brokers, investors, and property owners in connection with commercial real estate loans. We help negotiate and document acquisition financing, secured and unsecured financings, construction and development loans, take-out financing, and securing public financing assistance.


We represent both landlords and tenants in the leasing of all kinds of real estate properties, including retail leases, commercial office leases, multi-tenet industrial leases, net leases, ground leases, build-to-suit, and subleases.  We also have experience with licensing real estate for short term uses.


In addition to having strong real estate transaction attorneys, we also have skilled attorneys seasoned in litigating real estate matters, such as, purchase contract disputes, title matters, easements, creditor rights, landlord-tenet issues, environmental and construction defect.  We are experience in all forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation and arbitration.  We also assist clients with permitting and other matters involving local city and county governmental agencies.


Our real estate experience spans a broad spectrum of property types, including regional malls, shopping centers, retail strip centers, apartment complexes, condominiums, office buildings, industrial property, warehouse facilities, single occupancy commercial property, a five star hotel, sports arena, restaurants, entertainment and special use facilities, medical facilities, residential developments, unimproved land, and timeshare projects.

Our clients value us for our legal expertise and proven understanding of business principles.  We help our clients realize their business objectives, besides just preparing the necessary documents to close complex real estate transactions, such as grant deeds, notes, trust deeds, liens, and assignments of interest.  Our team approach enables our clients to tap into a depth of experience across a multiplicity of legal disciplines that most lawfirms are unable to offer.

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