Fund formation

We utilize an interdisciplinary approach to serve the wide-ranging requirements of our clients and create the optimal structure to suit their investment needs and those of their investors. Our approach will commonly involve a complex interaction of various legal disciplines including international and domestic tax (including REIT tax); corporate finance; securities regulation; joint ventures; and financial services regulatory requirements relating to the nature of the chosen vehicle, be it a REIT, open ended investment company, unit trust, common contractual fund, or investment limited partnership.

Joint ventures and other structures

Our extensive tax, regulatory, corporate, and real estate experience enables us to effectively represent a broad array of clients in connection with the formation, structuring, acquisition, and disposition of real estate joint ventures and other entity structures.


A viable and efficient tax strategy that supports your real estate transaction is vital. We understand the fundamental role that tax plays in real estate investments and we deliver a multi-disciplinary tax service that integrates our real estate, tax, corporate and financing experience. We take the time to ensure that we understand your individual investment needs and set up a tax efficient structure that it tailored to you and optimizes your investment.

Acquisition and disposal

Our multidisciplinary group is experienced in the increasingly complex aspects of real estate transactions for all property types. In many acquisition and disposal matters, we consider complex tax, accounting, and securities issues on behalf of our clients. Our critical mass of lawyers facilitates timely completion of substantial due diligence projects for large portfolio transactions.

Dispute resolution

Disputes can arise in even the most carefully managed investments. By working with you from the start to assess strengths and weaknesses, we minimize uncertainty and create pragmatic, workable solutions. Where there is no negotiated solution, we use the most cost effective and appropriate dispute resolution mechanisms to achieve successful outcomes.