An internationally-recognized leader in commercial real estate, Sidley’s global Real Estate practice team represents lenders, investors, owners and developers in a wide range of real estate transactions and litigation throughout the U.S., the UK, continental Europe and Asia.
The preeminent position of many of our clients, the number and variety of transactions and Sidley’s strong presence in the capital markets give our Real Estate practice team extensive experience in some of the most creative and sophisticated transactions in the business. Our breadth and depth of experience give us a special perspective on the risks and opportunities our clients face today. This perspective and our ability to draw on our worldwide resources, including our real estate lawyers in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Singapore, enable our team to bring both the creativity and the practical skills necessary to accomplish our clients’ objectives. We seek to bring value to our clients in every transaction.
In addition to our transactional lawyers, our team includes real estate litigators, trial lawyers and bankruptcy lawyers well-versed in the complexities of real estate transaction structures and experienced in the successful defense, prosecution and resolution of disputes in the courts and through alternative dispute resolution.
Recent events have led to a great demand for workouts and restructuring assistance, an area that leverages both our deep transactional as well as litigation and bankruptcy experience. Sidley is a leader is this area. We have supported our long-term and new clients in understanding their options regarding distressed assets and troubled portfolios, and have helped them resolve construction loan issues, extension option disputes, underperforming loans and many other situations.
In both litigation and transactional engagements, our team utilizes a cross-disciplinary approach. Sidley lawyers from many practice teams work together to structure transactions and shape litigation to achieve our clients’ goals.
Our clients include investment banks, international and national banks, opportunity and private equity funds, pension trusts and their advisors, REITs, publicly and privately-traded homebuilders, hotel companies, institutional, corporate and individual real estate investors, developers, owners and operators. We strive to foster strong, broadly-based relationships with all of our clients and to bring to each engagement, whether transactional or litigation, these core qualities:
- A practical, business-oriented approach;
- Sound understanding of our clients’ business objectives;
- Breadth and depth of experience;
- Excellence in execution; and
- Commitment to the very best in client service.