Dawda Mann works with retailers, developers, owners, property managers and investors for some of the world’s largest retail companies, Fortune 500 enterprises, financial institutions, hospital groups, Real Estate Investment Trusts, automotive manufacturers and dealerships and mid-size and emerging businesses on all types of real estate transactions. Our commercial real estate experience exceeds that of most law firms, and Dawda Mann has one of the largest residential development practices in the Midwest.
Despite this unrivaled success, we are committed to providing each and every Dawda Mann client with the individual attention and dedicated hands-on care they deserve—which is why some of our clients have been with our firm for decades.
We have the expertise to handle all legal matters related to complex commercial real estate from inception to conclusion, including:
From ground-up developments and the leasing of new commercial, retail (including single or multi-tenant triple net leases), office, industrial, flex or mixed-use projects, to the acquisition and leasing of existing projects, Dawda Mann’s attorney’s possess unparalleled experience in handling all aspects of commercial lease transactions. As a result, in the negotiation and drafting of leases and related documents, such as estoppel certificates and subordination, attornment and non-disturbance agreements, our attorneys clearly see the intersection of legal and business concerns and can understand and articulate the impact upon our clients. Our objective is to evaluate and mitigate risk, bring clarity to leases and to create value for our clients, whether they are landlords or tenants.
LAND USE, ZONING, PLANNING AND ECONOMIC INCENTIVES
Our attorneys represent landlords, property owners and developers in navigating the oftentimes complicated governmental entitlement process from start to finish. We assist clients with issues ranging from negotiating, drafting and reviewing public development-related agreements, such as planned unit developments or tax increment financing, to site plan approval, zoning variances and the complicated permitting process along the way. Our practice group attorneys can also assist clients in selecting key economic incentives at the local, state and federal levels, through mechanisms such as tax abatements, brownfield funding, grants, tax credits and loans.
Our attorneys work with multiple units of the state and federal government to process incentive applications effectively and efficiently. Years of experience working with local planning boards and state and federal regulators allow our attorneys to simplify and expedite the land use permitting process wherever possible. When administrative and judicial appeals are necessary, our attorneys will zealously and assertively represent clients to obtain a successful result. In addition, our experience with land development and subdivision matters includes representation on planned unit developments, lot splits, combinations and creation of condominium developments.