Real Estate

The Gohari Legal Group represents all types of clients involved in the construction industry, including owners, developers, investors, lenders, contractors, subcontractors, architects and design professionals, as well as insurers and bonding companies.

We are experienced in all aspects of real estate law and routinely handle sophisticated transactions such as: real estate purchases and sales; sale-leaseback transactions; like-kind tax-free exchanges; leasing of office, industrial and retail properties for both landlords and tenants; construction and permanent financings; commercial real estate developments; construction documentation; loan workouts and restructurings; resolution of title issues; and Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Property Management

The Gohari Legal Group provides experienced legal counsel to landlords and tenants by reviewing, negotiating, preparing, and drafting lease agreements for residential, commercial, office or industrial property in Maryland. We can counsel clients on a full range of leasing and management transactions, including leases, retail leasing, commercial leases, property management, disputes, office leasing, real estate brokers, and ground leases. We represent owners, developers, brokers, investors, lenders, managers, landlords and tenants. We provide clients with a depth of commercial real estate experience and offer comprehensive representation to established and emerging businesses in every aspect of real estate management.

How we can help

  • Handle the purchase, sale, lease and sale-leaseback transactions

  • Prepare commercial and residential mortgages

  • negotiate and document interim and permanent financing

  • handle commercial and residential loan closings

Property Development

The Gohari Legal Group recognizes the integrated nature of modern construction projects. To serve our client’ needs, we provide services from the inception of the construction project to its conclusion, including advice and counseling; environmental, land use and construction permitting; drafting, reviewing and negotiating contract documents; negotiation and drafting of development and joint venture agreements; and negotiation among project team members. When disputes arise, we negotiate and resolve construction claims using the most efficient and cost-effective mechanism, be it mediation, arbitration or litigation. We understand the multi-disciplinary aspects of today’s construction projects.

We coordinate and work as a team with other professionals – the architects, planners, engineers, environmental consultants, traffic engineers, sound impact experts, hydrologists, geologists and economists – whose work is essential to these types of projects.

Assistance Along The Whole Way

  • Acquisition of the proposed site

  • Negotiating agreements for securing utility services

  • Drafting and Negotiating construction contracts

  • Draft planned community, homeowner association, cross-easement and other documents

  • Negotiate leases for commercial projects

  • Assist with final completion and dedication of public improvements

Zoning/Permitting

The Gohari Legal Group can help you navigate the complex zoning, subdivision and land development process, and the myriad of regulations affecting new construction and land development. We work extensively with property owners, developers, municipalities, zoning hearing boards and planning commissions.

As government has expanded its legislation and regulation of the field, we have developed and maintained the capability to handle not only basic local subdivision, site plan, zoning, and planning issues, but also the permitting that county, regional, state, multi-state, and federal law impose upon virtually any project.

We have extensive experience in obtaining permits, approvals and certifications from local planning boards and zoning boards; county boards; special regional and State agencies. We have demonstrated a solid ability to come up with innovative approaches to the securing of permits and the negotiation and litigation of permit conditions and variances from permitting requirements.

What Is Holding You Up

  • Permitting

  • Zoning

  • Development Agreements

  • Licensing

  • Site Plan Applications

  • Variances

  • Code Compliance Issues

  • Due Diligence Review

  • Environmental Concerns

Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are a special form of tax-advantaged business entity created for the specific purpose of encouraging widespread ownership of real estate by small investors. REITs provide the average investor with an opportunity to pool capital with others for investment in managed real estate, to spread risks through diversified holdings and to acquire properties which might otherwise be beyond the means of the individual investor.

REITs are complex business entities that provide distinct tax and investment advantages for businesses that own real estate.  Our goal is to help our REIT clients enter into profitable investment transactions while meeting all the necessary tax and regulatory requirements to which REITs, by their nature, are subject.

The Gohari Legal Group provides straight talk and clear advice that helps our REIT clients better compete in the crowded financial marketplace, while at the same time navigating the complexities of the IRS REIT rules.

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