Real Estate

Seyfarth’s Real Estate Practice is distinguished by its size, geographic footprint, and commitment to cutting-edge management techniques.

As one of the largest real estate practices in the United States, Seyfarth’s Real Estate team of over 130 attorneys helped clients successfully close more than $30 billion in transactions in 2015, including some of the largest, most notable transactions in commercial real estate. Independent organizations such as Chambers and The Legal 500 have endorsed Seyfarth’s market leading position in real estate law and clients praise us for being “extremely responsive, very reliable and exceedingly knowledgeable.” 
Seyfarth’s Real Estate practice is recognized for its knowledge and experience in the industry, as demonstrated by the following:
  • One of the five largest real estate practices in the United States with more than 130 attorneys
  • 8th largest Real Estate practice in the world according to a 2015 Law360 ranking 
  • Closed over $30 billion in real estate transactions in 2015 
  • Handled the largest industrial property transactions of 2013 and 2015, and the fourth largest of 2014 according to Real Estate Alert
  • Engaged in two of the top five largest single property retail transactions of 2015 according to Real Estate Alert
  • Represent three of the top five mortgage originators among insurance companies according to Commercial Mortgage Alert (2015) 
  • Represent six of the top 10 largest direct commercial real estate lenders of 2015 as ranked by National Real Estate Investor
  • Closed $1.8 billion in loan transactions for CMBS originators in 2015
  • Handled more than 150 million square feet in lease transactions for retail, office and industrial properties 
  • Recognized as a national leader in real estate for six consecutive years by The Legal 500 (2011–2016) 
  • Recognized as a Tier 1 national Real Estate practice by U.S. News & World Report (2017)
  • Among the top 10 most powerful Real Estate practices in the nation according to Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News (2016)
  • Recognized as the Top U.S. Real Estate Advisor of 2016 by Acquisition International
With offices strategically located in key urban and real estate centers throughout the country - Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. - we offer clients a premier real estate group capable of providing consistent and seamless service across our platform. Our leading position in the U.S. real estate industry makes us uniquely qualified to handle the $45+ billion in foreign dollars expected to find a home in the U.S. commercial real estate market in 2015. In addition, our global footprint in Australia, China and the United Kingdom means that we can assist our clients in real estate transactions all over the world.
Our real estate capabilities include:
  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • M&A and Joint Ventures
  • Development Projects
  • Leasing
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • REITs
  • Construction
  • Environmental Issues
  • Fund Formation
  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Condominiums and Cooperatives
  • Economic Development Incentives & Tax Credits
  • P3 Projects
SeyfarthLean: The Way We Work
A large part of what makes Seyfarth’s Real Estate practice unique centers around the firm’s distinctive client service model - called SeyfarthLean - the combines the core principles of Lean Six Sigma with technology, project management, process improvement and practical tools. SeyfarthLean creates the platform from which we can offer our clients value, efficiency and ahead of the curve thinking. For more information about SeyfarthLean, click here.