Our Services

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The attorneys at LMA Law, LLP have years of experience representing developers, investors, technology companies, business owners, joint ventures, sports clubs, health care groups, non-profit organizations and other enterprises in a full range of commercial real estate and business transactions, land use, financing, entity formation, construction and development, and corporate matters. We are recognized by our peers and our clients as being creative, responsive, and effective in “getting the deal done” in a timely and efficient way.

Our real estate experience spans all property types, including office, R&D, industrial and warehouse buildings; shopping centers, including malls; medical offices, clinics and surgery centers; apartment complexes, assisted living projects and other residential developments; high-tech and bio-tech campus developments, including specialized lab space; sports arenas, theaters and other entertainment venues; hotels and convention centers; restaurants; golf and resort facilities; agricultural and habitat conservation lands; farms and ranches; subdivisions, including commercial condominiums; energy and utility facilities, including cell towers, water distribution systems and power plants; and many more.

Our business and corporate experience includes all aspects of corporate law, entity formation and organizational documents, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, stock and asset sales, commercial transactions, emerging companies including angel and venture capital financing, intellectual property licensing and protection, procurement and sales agreements, securities compliance, joint venture and partnership matters, and general corporate advice.

Services include negotiations, contract preparation and review, and other legal advice involving the following:

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Real Estate Purchases and Sales

  • Letters of Intent
  • Entity Formation
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Site Selection and Financial Analysis
  • Transfer and Property Taxes
  • Distressed Properties
  • Escrow Agreements
  • Purchase/Sale and Option Agreements
  • Acquisition Financing
  • Title Insurance and Title Surveys
  • Code Compliance Assessments
  • Brokerage Matters
  • Property Assemblages
  • IRC Section 1031 Exchanges
  • Deeds and Transfer Documents

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Land Use Entitlements

  • Subdivision Maps and Improvement Agreements
  • Special Use and Conditional Use Permits
  • Variances and Special Exceptions
  • Development Agreements
  • Condemnation Actions
  • CEQA Clearance and Impact Mitigation Agreements
  • Assessment Districts
  • Site Development and Architectural Review
  • General Plan and Zoning Amendments
  • Specific Plans
  • Public/Private Partnership Agreements
  • Deed Restrictions and Easement Covenants
  • Annexation and other LAFCO Matters
  • Street Vacations
  • Avigation, Air, Noise and Setback Easements
  • Habitat Conservation and Management Plans
  • Public Works and Prevailing Wage Requirements

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Landlord and Tenant Representation

  • Brokerage Listing Agreements
  • Negotiation/Letters of Intent
  • Due Diligence Review
  • Space leases of all types
  • Build-to-Suit Leases
  • Ground Leases
  • Space Planning and Estimating
  • Turn-Key Agreements
  • Tenant Improvement Work Letters
  • Corporate Leasing Programs
  • Letters of Credit and other Security
  • ADA and Accessibility Assessments
  • Rights of First Refusal
  • Insurance Review and Compliance
  • Green Building Requirements
  • Extension Options

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Real Estate Financing

  • Loan Applications and Commitments
  • Mezzanine Financing
  • CMBS Defeasance Transactions
  • CMBS Loans
  • Brokerage Agreements
  • Bankruptcy Issues
  • Opinion Letters
  • Landlord Waivers and Consents
  • Authority Certifications
  • Loan Documentation and Review
  • Equity Participation
  • FNMA and Freddie Mac Programs
  • Lock Box Arrangements
  • Workouts and Restructurings
  • Mixed Collateral and Special Collateral
  • Subordination and Non-Disturbance Agreements
  • Guarantor Issues

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Construction and Development

  • Construction Bidding and Contracts
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Project Pro Forma Analysis
  • Change Orders
  • Project CC&R’s and Covenants
  • Rights of Way and Road Agreements
  • Construction Lay-Down Areas
  • Land Use Entitlements
  • Developer Fee Agreements
  • Stormwater Management Agreements
  • Hazardous Materials Handling
  • Architectural Agreements
  • Right of Entry Licenses
  • Building Permit Issues
  • Meetings with Governmental Agencies
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Utility Easements and Special Facilities Agreements
  • Encroachment Permits
  • Project Management Agreements
  • ADA/Building Code Peer Review
  • Builders Risk Insurance
  • Brownfield Sites

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Property Management

  • Property Management Agreements
  • Tenant Improvements and Alterations
  • Tenant Expense Reports
  • Insurance Certificates
  • Fire Inspections
  • ADA Assessment and Compliance
  • Owners Associations
  • Signage Programs
  • Concession and License Agreements
  • Leasing Programs
  • Capital Replacement Reserves
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • Vendor Contracts
  • Parking and Traffic Management
  • Alcohol Sales
  • Special Event Permits
  • Utility Provider Agreements

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Business and Corporate

  • Organizational Matters
  • Entity Selection and Formation
  • Shareholder Bylaws and Agreements
  • Partnership and Joint Venture Agreements
  • Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements
  • Ownership and Capital Structure Analysis
  • Corporate Governance
  • Compensation and Option Plans
  • Securities Regulation and Disclosure
  • Private Placements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Angel and Venture Capital Financing
  • Institutional Financing
  • Business Succession
  • Business Strategic Planning
  • Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets
  • Non-disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements

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