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Real Estate

Business Services

In all aspects of our real estate practice, the attorneys of Best Best & Krieger provide value to our clients by leveraging decades of experience and a broad range of legal expertise to find practical and innovative solutions for their real estate needs.

Our goal is to actively participate in making our clients’ projects and transactions succeed. 

Our real estate attorneys have extensive experience advising residential and commercial developers, lenders, investors, corporations, and public agencies.  With eight offices throughout California, we are able to put state-wide knowledge and connections to work for our clients.  Getting complex deals done often requires a team approach.  When our clients are faced with legal, financial and regulatory challenges, the real estate attorneys at BB&K can draw upon the knowledge and experience of seasoned attorneys in numerous practice areas related to real estate.  These areas include environmental law, public and private finance, natural resources and water rights, land use and entitlements, municipal law, litigation, bankruptcy, business transactions, and tax planning.

Acquisition/ Investment/ Disposition

Development of Natural Resources

  • Development of water resources and the negotiation and drafting of water supply, service and sale transactions 
  • Preservation of conservation lands through acquisitions, swaps and easements

Entitlements/Regulatory Compliance

  • Negotiation and documentation of entitlements
  • CEQA matters
  • Assistance with permitting and compliance
  • Property tax and assessment disputes


  • Negotiation and documentation of institutional and private lending transactions, construction financing, mezzanine financing/subordination/inter-creditor arrangements, and loan and private equity syndications
  • Workouts
  • Public finance


  •  Negotiation and drafting of office, commercial, industrial and retail lease agreements
  •  Private ground lease transactions involving industrial developments and alternative energy projects
  •  Complex ground leases for projects such as hotels and alternative energy, and on land under the jurisdiction of public agencies


  • Enforcement of contractual rights
  • CEQA and environmental issues
  • Quiet title and groundwater adjudication actions

Redevelopment/Affordable Housing

  • Exclusive negotiation agreements
  • Disposition and development and owner participation agreements
  • Prevailing wage
  • Affordable housing

Residential and Commercial Common Interest Developments

  • California Department of Real Estate compliance 
  • Residential master management documents for condo and planned development homeowners associations
  • Management documents for commercial common interest developments
  • Community Facilities Districts and other public financing arrangements


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