Cohen, Salk & Hoffman provides a comprehensive suite of legal services for real property transactions. We represent private and institutional clients needing assistance with acquisitions, leasing, and the drafting of covenants and easements. We have represented developers from beginning to end: acquisition of a site, zoning and special use approvals, construction and mezzanine loan financing, negotiation of construction contracts, syndication and investor financing, organization of joint ventures, preparation of developer entity organizational documents, preparation of condominium documents, compliance with property disclosure laws, leasing and operation of commercial space, and sale or final disposition. Our clients own and manage corporate office centers, shopping centers, medical office buildings, apartments, and hospital and university campuses.
Our expertise with real estate lenders allows us to negotiate loan provisions on behalf of our clients with a true understanding of the lenders’ motives and constraints. On the lender side, we have had an active practice for many years representing Chicago area banks and documenting their commercial loans. It is not unusual for our firm to appear alongside large Chicago law firms on a bank’s list of approved lending counsel.