Real Estate Transactions, Construction and Land Use

We have significant experience in assisting colleges and universities to grow physically. From expanding land holdings through real estate transactions to negotiating complex design and construction contracts and lease arrangements, our attorneys have assisted higher educations navigate the complexities of growth. For example, we have helped Maryland colleges and universities develop land holdings as a way of generating revenue - from negotiating terms with private developers to settling construction disputes.

Additionally, we understand the critical importance of the zoning and land use aspects associated with many real estate projects. And we certainly know the high costs associated with delayed projects, whether in the permit or construction phases. Our attorneys have extensive experience in zoning and site plan approval in planning environmental and conservation approvals; permitting matters; subdivision street closings; and complex zoning litigation at the federal, state, and local zoning board, and in trial and appellate courts.

Articles

Tax Tangles: REIT Spinoffs: Opportunities and Issues

This installment of Tax Tangles explains why more and more companies find enticing the prospect of transferring their real estate to a Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) and highlights tax and business issues to consider in contemplating this strategy.

Readers interested in learning more about this subject or other tax issues affecting the real estate industry may contact Michael Grace, Counsel in our Washington, DC office, at 202-659-6776 or mgrace@wtplaw.com. Stacey Pine, a law clerk in our Washington, D.C. office, took the lead in preparing this article.

Newsletters

The Real Deal - Winter 2010

Pandora, a Retail Success Story Bucking the Trend

Baltimore County Master Plan 2020 and Comprehensive Zoning

The Real Deal - Fall 2010

New Green Building Standards Approved for Baltimore City

"ESD to the MEP": Could Your Development Project be Exempt?

2010 Plan Maryland

The Real Deal - Summer 2010

Trinity Assembly of God v. People's Counsel for Baltimore County

Landlord's Remedies for a Tenant's Failure to Pay Rent Under Maryland Law

The Growth Goals of Baltimore County's Master Plan 2020 - Are PUDs the Answer?

Real Estate Assets in Distress - Summer 2009

In Current Economic Climate, Maryland Counties Embrace State Law Tolling Local Development Approvals

Governments Work to Provide Incentives and Mandates for Building Green

Leasing Survival: What You Can Do In A Weak Real Estate Market

News

U.S. News Awards Top-Tier Rankings to 46 Whiteford Practices, Including 18 Nationally

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” has awarded the firm exemplary rankings for 2019.  Eighteen of the firm’s practices are ranked at the national level, including two practices with national Tier 1 rankings:  Litigation and Bankruptcy.  At the state level, an additional forty-six practices have been ranked in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and VA.