Real Estate


Ulmer’s Real Estate Industry Group combines the insights of our nationally recognized real estate practice with specialized knowledge in tax, environmental, and corporate law. We bring all of that background to bear for clients that work directly in real estate (such as developers and construction companies), have substantial real estate holdings as a function of their business (such as commercial property owners, Real Estate Investment Trusts, franchisors, national retailers and restaurant chains), or invest in real estate (such as investment funds).

We have significant experience with leasing (retail, office, warehouse and industrial), development projects (such as historic redevelopment, low-income housing, new development), financing (conventional financing, construction financing and strategic use of alternative financing sources such as historic tax credits, new markets tax credits and state grants and loans)  and have been delivering our clients superior counsel for decades. We understand the challenges our real estate clients face every day and assist by first understanding your vision for success. Then we draw on significant resources to turn that vision into reality by finding smart solutions to complex issues.

Collaborating with our corporate, tax, environmental, and litigation practices, we are able to assist purchasers, sellers, developers, borrowers, and lenders in the acquisition, finance, sale, development, and leasing of commercial, industrial, and multifamily properties. Whether the matter involves new site development or the taking of real property by eminent domain or anything in between, we have the experience with virtually all aspects of real estate to step in and be a trusted advisor.

Ulmer’s Real Estate Industry team is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s leading groups by Chambers USA and other authoritative publications. We are regularly engaged on real estate matters by the world’s largest restaurant company (with more than 33,000 locations worldwide), and serve as national leasing counsel to specialty retailers with locations throughout the U.S. In addition, we represent apartment and shopping center owners, lenders, municipalities, and school districts. For clients nationwide, our team has established a proven track record of navigating complex projects, including traditional and alternative financing options. We have developed particular experience with the strategic use of historic and new markets tax credits.

Ulmer & Berne LLP is proud to expand its nationally recognized Real Estate Practice Group with the addition of two skilled real estate attorneys. Associates Raymond D. Seiler and Steven P. Larson joined the firm’s Cleveland office in September, and bring with them years of experience assisting clients with the...

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