Commercial Real Estate Legal Services for Vermont

The uniqueness of real estate demands that every transaction, large or small, have the benefit of skilled legal advice and involvement.
Our real estate lawyers and legal assistants have extensive experience assisting:

♦ developers of industrial, commercial and residential properties, mixed use properties, resorts, hotels and timeshare developments
♦ construction lenders and borrowers, permanent loan lenders and borrowers, mezzanine lenders and borrowers, leasehold lenders and borrowers’ inventory and receivables lenders and borrowers
♦ buyers and sellers of every type of real estate
♦ construction contractors and owners, subcontractors, suppliers and their lenders
♦ common interest associations, lenders and managers
♦ title insurers and title insurance purchasers
♦ resort owners, operators and associations
♦ hotel and condohotel owners and operators
♦ timeshare and fractional ownership associations

Obtaining approval for a development or subdivision in Vermont can be complex and confusing. Our lawyers have extensive experience in preparing applications for and then pursuing permits under Vermont’s land use law (known as Act 250), the Vermont subdivision regulations (especially concerning sewage disposal), wetlands regulations and stormwater regulations, as well as local zoning and subdivision ordinances.

We represent parties in administrative hearings and appeals and in the Environmental Unit of the Superior Court.

Vermont’s unusual combination of a land gains tax, an income tax withholding requirement for non-resident sellers and Act 60, the Statewide educational equalization tax, provide special challenges to sellers and purchasers. When necessary, we draw on the skills and experience of our tax lawyers to ensure that transactions are structured to minimize tax liability.

Our lawyers are approved attorneys for Chicago Title Insurance Company, Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, First American Title Insurance Company and Vermont Attorneys Title Corporation.

Here are some examples of recent transactions:

♦ Representation a developer of affordable housing complex, from assisting in the obtaining of State and local development and subdivision permits, negotiation of construction and permanent loans, negotiating the provisions of the agreement with the tax credit investor, negotiating a fair contract with the construction contractor
♦ Representation of a developer of an “infill” mixed use common interest community containing commercial rental space and housing, including the preparation of required documentation enabling the community
♦ Representation of a lender providing funds secured by real estate and commercial vessels.
♦ Representation of the developer of a resort condominium hotel with a timeshare component.
♦ Representation of the owner of a commercial property in the “defeasance” of a long term loan and the refinancing of that loan at a lower rate of interest.

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Our Real Estate/Land Use Attorneys