Representative Work

Senior Apartment Refinancing

Refinancing of phased independent senior rental apartment complex through Fannie Mae DUS program; and restructuring of LLC ownership entity.

Affordable Housing Project/Substantial Rehabilitation

Purchase and substantial rehabilitation of 130 unit Michigan affordable rental apartment project; issuance of tax-exempt bonds by MSHDA (Michigan State Housing Development Authority) to provide short term funding of HUD-insured first mortgage loan during rehab work; award of 4% LIHTC credits and negotiation of sale of credits to investor; assignment of housing assistance payment (HAP) contract.

Land Acquisition and Development

Purchase of vacant land for development of organization’s new campus; resolution of environmental and site condominium issues, release of property from TIF district mortgage, negotiation of easements with adjacent landowner, and development agreement with municipality.

Net Leased Retail Property

Purchase of single tenant net leased California retail property by Asian investors; assistance with purchase due diligence and entitlements; negotiation of amendment to national retailer’s lease; formation of U.S. limited liability company to own property.

Major Office Lease

Lease of 100,000 square foot office premises for health care tenant; resolution of issues relating to building owner’s mortgage loan default and building foreclosure.  

Restaurant Acquisition

Purchase of assets of iconic restaurant property located in downtown Birmingham, Michigan, and organization of new restaurant operator.

Mixed Use Condominium

Condominium documentation for multistory mixed use condominium overlooking city park in Birmingham, Michigan’s central business district; construction and luxury residential and retail units.

Medical Campus

Acquisition of vacant land for proposed medical campus; negotiation of development agreement and other documents relating to PUD; reciprocal/cross easements with adjacent subdivision; joint venture agreement with health care provider.

Recycling Plant

Purchase of obsolete manufacturing facility; regulatory approvals for operation of plant from Wayne County and MDEQ; construction of new LEED-certified dual stream recycling facility.

Wind Energy Development

Development of wind energy project consisting of three 1.5MW wind turbines to provide electricity for Ohio manufacturing facility; installation of wind turbines and related site improvements on manufacturing facility land; resale of surplus electricity to local utility; and negotiation of turbine purchase agreements and engineering, procurement and construction services agreements.

Affordable Housing Project/Refinancing

Purchase and substantial rehabilitation of 550 unit Ohio affordable rental apartment project; restructuring and subordination of existing mortgage loan under HUD Mark to Market program; consummation of new HUD-insured mortgage loan; and HUD assignment of subordinated second mortgage loan to a qualified non-profit (QNP) member of property owner.

Loft Apartment Redevelopment

Conversion/rehabilitation of former pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in city’s central business district into 100+ unit loft apartment project; resolution of environmental issues relating to prior manufacturing activities on the site; qualification of project for historic tax credits and sale of credits to investors; closing of HUD-insured mortgage loan for construction and permanent financing.

Bankruptcy Sales of Retail and Warehouse Properties

Sale/lease assignment of retail store and distribution properties across U.S. in connection with retailer’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Shareholder Buyout

Legal analysis of family business’ operations, assets and liabilities; negotiation of sale of shareholder’s 40% ownership interest to remaining shareholder.

LLC Reorganization

Reorganization of renewable energy company in connection with new round of venture capital financing; and preparation of related offering and governance documents.  

MOB Ownership Entity

Negotiation of two-tiered ownership structure for development and ownership of medical office building involving health care institution and physician group.

Corporate Dissolution/Liquidation

Dissolution and liquidation of U.S. subsidiaries of German automotive supplier.

Educational Nonprofit

Formation of non-profit to provide learning programs relating to the “patient centered medical home” and other initiatives to improve primary health care and patient health; assistance with 501(c)(3) designation; state solicitation registration.

Low Income Housing Nonprofit

Representation of charitable organization devoted to providing safe, decent and affordable rental housing to low income individuals and families.

Shopping Center Development

Acquisition of 100+ acre parcel outside Chicago, IL by developer; entitlement matters; joint venture agreement with shopping center REIT for development and operation of regional shopping center.

Retail and Office Project Redevelopment

Purchase and redevelopment of 100+ acre former racetrack into 1.0 million square foot office and retail project; resolution of environmental and zoning issues and negotiation of complex reciprocal easement agreement with adjacent industrial/warehouse development; sale and ground lease of pads to big box retailers, and negotiation of lease agreements with mini-anchor and in line retailers; financing included land acquisition and development loan, construction loan and permanent financing.

Retail Redevelopment

Purchase of shuttered WalMart building and redevelopment into multitenant property leased to national retailers.

Out of State Buyer

Buyer’s local counsel in closing and mortgage financing of west Michigan shopping centers.

Merger of Non-Profits

Merger of non-profit corporations with common missions of providing affordable housing to low income individuals and families.

Trademark

Trademark and service mark registrations for non-profit.

Condominium Association

Organizational and governance matters for condominium association.

Construction Dispute

Representation of property owner in negotiation and settlement of construction and warranty disputes involving general contractor, architect, multiple subcontractors and product manufacturers and insurers arising from issues relating to major office buildout.

Lease Dispute/Tenant

Representation of tenant in successful resolution of lease dispute for downtown Detroit office space.

Lease Dispute/Landlord

Representation of landlord in successful resolution of dispute with tenant regarding medical office space.

Business Loan Dispute

Representation of borrower in litigation and settlement of dispute with bank regarding business loan transaction.

Partnership Division

Partnership division of LLC into two separate entities for organizational and federal income tax purposes.

Employment Matters

Preparation of employment applications, offer letters, employee handbook and policies for service company.

Medical Practice Reorganization

Reorganization of medical PC including revision of corporate governance documents, shareholder agreements and employment agreements.

Equipment Lease

Preparation of equipment lease for rental of medical equipment.

Construction Loan

Consummation of construction loan to fund construction and operation of senior housing rental community.

Tenant Bankruptcy

Representation of landlord in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of national retailer tenant; successful settlement of a landlord’s administrative expense claim against bankrupt tenant; negotiation of leasing agreement for re-marketing of property.

Michigan Counsel Opinion

Local counsel opinion in multi-state financing transaction. 

Mortgage Loan for Michigan Property

Revision of out of state mortgage loan documents for Michigan transaction. 

Michigan LLC

Formation and governance matters for Michigan LLC involving out of state members.

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