Real estate services

Multifamily housing

Expertise

Across the country and around the world, real estate professionals turn to our firm for their multifamily housing needs. We can help you build revenue-enhancing and supplemental income opportunities throughout your projects lifecycle – and after. With the complexities of multifamily housing projects, you need attorneys who understand and appreciate the full circle of business issues involved in getting the job done in a timely and cost-effective manner. Our clients include developers, institutional investors, syndicators, managers, public and private financing agencies, and individual investors. 

With our firm’s breadth of experience and legal capabilities, our attorneys are equipped to handle all aspects of your multifamily housing project. We can assist you with a number of services, including:

  • 1031 exchanges
  • Acquisition
  • Assumption loans / transfer of physical assets (TPAs)
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Bond financing
  • CMBS
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Construction loans
  • Conversion of properties
  • CRA
  • Developing revenue enhancement opportunities
  • Disposition
  • Easements
  • Economic incentives
  • Entitlements
  • Environmental
  • Equity agreements
  • Fair Housing Act/ADA compliance
  • Fannie Mae
  • Financing
    • Individual properties
    • Portfolio properties
  • Freddie Mac
  • Ground leases
  • Historic tax credits
  • HUD
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Labor and employment
  • Leases
  • Lender representation
  • LIHTC
  • Litigation
  • Master lease
  • Mezzanine debt
  • Mixed-use projects
  • NMTC
  • Pension funds
  • Preferred equity
  • Private placement memorandums
  • Property management
  • Real estate taxation
  • REITs
  • Senior housing
  • Student housing 
  • Syndications
  • Zoning and land use

Attorneys

Attorneys

Patrick A. Karbowski profile image

Patrick A. Karbowski

Jeffrey R. Huntsberger profile image

Jeffrey R. Huntsberger

Chad Arfons profile image

Chad Arfons

John T. Metzger profile image

John T. Metzger

Michael J. Klein profile image

Michael J. Klein

David H. Gunning II profile image

David H. Gunning II

Jessica T. Lifshitz profile image

Jessica T. Lifshitz

Representative Matters
  • Represented owner in sale of 5,300 apartments in multiple states to single buyer
  • Represented owner in the acquisition of 500 unit apartment complex in South Carolina
  • Represented owner in the acquisition of 300 apartment complex in Ohio
  • Represented owner in the acquisition of 450 unit apartment complex in Ohio
  • Represented sponsors in private-placement offerings for multifamily, retail, and industrial acquisitions
  • Represented buyer of 600 apartments in Illinois
  • Represented buyer of sale of 10,000 unit apartment complex in Ohio
  • Represented buyer in assumption of 800 apartments from HUD
  • Represented an Ohio university in the complete rehabilitation of a historic dormitory utilizing federal historic rehabilitation tax credits and state historic rehabilitation tax credits to supplement the university’s capital campaign
  • Represented a university in the $33 million redevelopment of a 1960s era student residence utilizing federal historic rehabilitation tax credits and state historic rehabilitation tax credits
  • Represented a REIT client in connection with deployment of $150+ million in acquiring distressed multifamily loan portfolios and distressed multifamily properties spanning 10,000+ residential units in three States
  • Represented a client in connection with TIC to LLC conversions, partnerships restructurings, and refinancing of personal portfolio of 650 residential multifamily units involving approximately $44 million of Freddie Mac, CMBS, and mezz/preferred equity in multiple jurisdictions
  • Represented a “money partner” in joint venture equity arrangements and acquisitions/financings of nine separate multifamily and mixed-use value-add and ground up development projects including approximately $25 million of permanent and construction financing
  • Represented a university on the re-development of a high-rise student housing complex
  • Represented a university on exploration of viability of sale and lease back for student housing.
  • Represented a university in drafting all student housing agreements
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