One of the foundations of our firm has been our real estate practice which has spanned the history of the firm from our origin seventy five years ago to today. We take pride in the multitude of properties which we have assisted clients to develop into homes, schools, industrial plants, offices, stores, medical facilities, hotels, theaters, restaurants, marinas, apartments and condominiums.
We have represented lenders and borrowers to finance acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of property as well as with transactions from simple home loans to leasehold mortgages, conduit loans, securitized loans, defeasance, like-kind exchanges, and sale leaseback transactions. Our clients have come to rely upon us for our expertise in handling land development, due diligence, construction, permitting, pilot agreements, rights of way, covenants and easements. We have also handled a variety of real estate lawsuits, including municipal disputes, mortgage foreclosures, boundary line disputes, adverse possession, tax certiorari proceedings, condemnation, loan enforcement, loan work outs, bankruptcy, contract actions, title issues, and landlord tenant disputes.
We rely upon our overlapping department structure to call upon our colleagues in other disciplines for their input on tax consequences, corporate and entity formation and structure, environmental and agency practice, employment and labor issues. This experience, gained over many decades of legal practice in the Hudson Valley gives us the rare ability to provide services at the highest level possible to our clients.