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Real Estate Transactions

We represent developers, corporations, buyers, sellers, equity investors, landlords and tenants in all types of commercial real estate transactions involving a wide variety of commercial properties. We work with builders, financial institutions, retailers, REITs and other business entities on all phases of their projects, from negotiating the letter of intent to closing the deal. Our services include:

  • Counseling on deal structure                             

  • Negotiating the letter of intent

  • Purchase and sale agreements 

  • Ground leases 

  • Due diligence review and advice

  • Negotiating financing 

  • Easements and licenses

  • Development agreements 

  • Condominium formations

  • Coordinating closings 

Our clients rely on us to buy, sell, lease and finance retail centers, office buildings, industrial properties, mixed-use and multi-family projects. They count on us to routinely provide more than draft documents - we are seasoned deal makers who use our significant business negotiation skills to bring to fruition well-planned, strategic and cost- effective deals in a timely manner.

Entity Formation

and Business Planning

Our attorneys provide basic and complex business planning services to our clients, including the preparation of incorporation, limited liability company, partnership and joint venture formation documents, as well as ancillary business operation agreements. In addition to choice of entity advice, we provide governance planning and capitalization planning. We advise our clients with regard to the sale or acquisition of their businesses, as well as the transfer of entity interests for strategic business or estate planning purposes. We guide our clients through a full range of business needs such as:

  • management documents

  • Shareholder agreements

  • operating agreements

  • Licensing agreements

  • Separation agreements

  • Sales and purchase of assets

  • Financing and capitalization planning

  • Business succession planning

Katz Day's clients include major national and local real estate developers and a wide variety of other local and regional expanding businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic, as well as businesses with a national presence.


We represent both landlords and tenants in leasing matters for a variety of commercial real properties - shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, industrial and mixed-use projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic. We are skilled at drafting form leases, negotiating new leases and subleases, renewing existing leases, and interpreting disputed lease provisions. Our services include:

  • Lease drafting and negotiation

  • Subleases and assignments

  • Work agreements

  • Subordination agreements

  • Lease enforcement 

  • Renewals and amendments 

  • Lease terminations

  • Lease work-outs and restructurings 

From negotiating the initial letter of intent, to concluding the final lease agreement, we provide personalized representation and advice to facilitate long-term, mutually successful relationships between landlord and tenant.

We are experienced in a wide range of land use matters, frequently represent property owners and developers in the preparation of applications for site plan, variance, re-zoning, subdivision and other governmental approvals, working in coordination with development professionals, such as architects, engineers and land planners. We offer zoning due diligence analysis, evaluation of project feasibility study  and related representation before local planning boards of adjustment and other governmental authorities. 

Land Use

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