The due diligence process helps ensure that what may initially seem like an attractive opportunity, doesn’t become a chronic headache. Here are six tips to help you avoid traps for the unwary when purchasing retail investment property.
We bridge the gap between business and law.
We help investors, family offices, and business owners with the acquisition, operation, disposition, financing and leasing of commercial real estate. Whether you simply need a contract reviewed, or whether you need us to actively represent you in a transaction, we will provide the level of involvement and guidance you need. We work with various property types all over California, including retail, industrial, office, multi-family, and land.
We will tailor the scope of our services to fit your needs and budget. We offer unbundled legal services (also known as limited-scope representation) so that clients only pay for the agreed-upon services that they need. The typical cost of some of our basic unbundled services range from $500 to $1,500 – contact us to discuss whether a fixed-fee service is right for you.
We are a new and innovative law practice, operated by an experienced attorney, Alejandro “Alex” Ramirez. Unlike many attorneys, Alex went to law school for the primary purpose of specializing in commercial real estate transactions. In 1999, Alex graduated from Northwestern University School of Law, consistently ranked among the top 10 law schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. After law school, Alex worked with top regional and international law firms, and then served as in-house counsel to various international real estate organizations. Over the years, Alex has served as real estate counsel to numerous ultra-high net worth family offices.
Frequently unbundled legal services include:
- Coaching on negotiation strategy,
- Conducting legal research,
- Reviewing documents,
- Drafting or editing contracts and agreements,
- Performing legal due diligence with respect to commercial property acquisitions, including title and survey review, and
- Preparing demand letters.
Business owners also rely on us to prepare: independent contractor agreements, consulting agreements, employment agreements, service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, loan opinion letters, letters of intent, and joint venture agreements.
Buying a commercial property can be a daunting process, whether it is the purchase of an income-producing property, the acquisition of an existing building by a user/operator for purposes of expanding business operations, or the purchase of land for development.
Legal Due Diligence
We perform title and survey reviews and other due diligence activities on behalf of buyers within specified time frames while maintaining a superior level of review and analysis. All too often, investors and business owners are unable to give the due diligence process…
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