Best Practices for Commercial Real Estate: Buying or Selling


Commercial Real Estate (CRE) transactions are competitive, rapidly evolving and rich with potential. This demands legal counsel that can drive the deal. The CRE attorney team at Smith Slusky Law provide legal services combining experience, industry knowledge and personalized advice that covers a broad spectrum of industries and property types. No matter what side of the closing table you sit on, or the scope of your transaction, we support your best interests to close the deal.


Today, involvement in any aspect of cre can have significant legal implications. You can rely on us for sound legal counsel at every stage of land acquisition, zoning, building, leasing and vacating commercial properties.


Among the many clients who trust in the skilled services provided by our real estate attorneys are:


  • Buyers: Acquire land or buildings that are suitable and compliant with your specialized needs.

  • Owners: Property tax challenges can save owners

  • Sellers: Maximize profits and get the most from your property

  • Financiers: Protect your investment from terms to fulfillment

  • Lenders: Document the finance structuring, details of payments; review contract position; policies and guidelines

  • Local Legal Representation: For lease negotiations where you need an attorney of record for Nebraska

  • Developers: Ensure contracts at every stage of development reflect your interests

  • Landlords: Support from lease agreements to tenant issues

  • Tenants: Consult on tenant rights and legal action

  • Brokers: Receive assistance drafting your terms or collecting what is owed

  • Investors: Get forward-thinking advice and protection

  • Retailers: Retail Tenant lease negotiations for malls, power centers, entertainment/lifestyle centers, community shopping centers, neighborhood shopping centers and mixed-use projects

Trusted Legal Team for CRE Transactions


Receive best of practice guidance navigating the complex nuances of real estate laws and regulations. Whether your business goals are on a specific development site or are negotiating the details of a multi-year, multi-property construction project, we have that experience. Zoning variances, lease terms, dispute resolution, foreclosures, construction claims and other legal requirements involving buying, leasing and selling commercial property are aspects that change rapidly and vary across jurisdictions. Our experience handling construction litigation and CRE transactions provides you the experienced team in CRE.


In order to simplify long, complex and competitive dealings while representing your interests, our commercial real estate attorneys start with gaining an in-depth understanding of your goals, concerns, history and future. Whether your industry requires specific compliance for your new commercial space or your existing property is facing liability charges, it is critical that your real estate attorney is efficient, fast and strategic. You can trust that the attorneys on our team will provide prompt and personalized counsel after taking every interest into consideration.


While real estate encompasses big contracts and significant investments, legal matters should not overwhelm you and cause needless delay. Smith Slusky offers assistance with everything from debt financing, to acquisitions, sales, private equity, restructuring, contract drafting, disputes, and insurance issues. You can focus on managing your business, while we handle the fine print and legal details of your move, relocation or setting up of new commercial premises.


Facilitating Profitable CRE Transactions


We have diverse experience and in-depth knowledge of the Nebraska and Iowa real estate market. Our CRE practice covers everything from construction to sales, litigation to commercial transactions, including:


Representation for Construction Litigation: Results-driven representation for building contractors, general contractors, owners, developers and suppliers.

Purchase and Sales Agreements: Detailed documents for all real estate buying and selling need. Including joint ventures, mixed-use properties, ground leases, and acquisitions.

Warranty, Contract and Damage Claims: Writing terms that support your objectives and interests, with contracts that are comprehensive and forward-thinking.

Construction Defect Handling: OSHA violations, sick building claims, mechanics liens, surety claims, subsurface claims.

Insurance-Related Construction Issues: Claims at any stage of construction are managed.

Specific Counsel: Representation and advising on performance, land use and contract-specific problems or developments.

Local Counsel: Representation for leases in Nebraska and Iowa for attorneys around the country.

Contract Drafting: Detailed and compliant negotiations, documentation and closings for any estate type, project duration and industry.

Financing Guidance: Up-to-the-minute market guidance on mortgage financing, construction and development loans, tax credit financing, loan portfolio acquisitions, mezzanine financing, multiple property portfolio financing, syndicated loans, and preferred equity financing.

Surety Bonds Litigation: Recover losses, secure peace of mind and establish terms that work for you, whether you are the principal or obligee.


Real estate deals can change, fall out or close within short windows, so it is important to have a professional team of real estate lawyers on your side. Experienced in purchase, lease, zoning and land development. Day-to-day support of a team of attorneys that specialize in CRE. Negotiation experience in both the buy and sell sides of real estate transactions. Goal oriented to meet your sale price or purchase budget. Smith Slusky provides you resources you need to acquire, defend, secure or sell your property.


Smith Slusky is accepting new CRE clients. Contact (402) 392-0101 to retain your seasoned team of real estate attorneys.


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