Real Estate Law

Pahl & McCay's real estate attorneys address legal and business issues for all types of real estate, including multi-family, commercial, industrial, office and retail properties, and are involved in all aspects of real estate-related projects.  Our attorneys guide our clients through each and every phase of their real estate holdings, from assisting in the acquisition of property - whether by purchase or by exchange - to entitlements, financings, construction, lease-up, and general ongoing operational issues, including commercial evictions, through final divestiture of the property.

We have extensive knowledge in a wide variety of real property-related transactions, including:

  • Brokerage relations
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Financing
  • Equity sharing arrangements
  • Development, entitlements, construction
  • Commercial and residential leases
  • Rent control
  • Landlord-tenant relations
  • Property management for both commercial and residential properties

Our real estate attorneys are also knowledgeable litigators in areas such as lease controversies, mechanics' liens and construction litigation, and other matters affecting real estate and land use.  We have expertise in the field of affordable housing within the multi-family housing practice, providing operational and regulatory guidance to for-profit and non-profit owners and operators of tax credit and subsidized housing, including the inter-relationship of federal, state and local programs.

Our full-service approach to this concentration in real estate law enables us to meet nearly all of the real estate needs of our diverse client base, which ranges from single building and four-plex owners to the largest real estate investment trusts and development companies nationwide. Our clientele includes property owners, developers, property managers, brokerage firms, construction companies, commercial tenants and financial institutions.

The firm also serves as General Counsel to the California Apartment Association and maintains a leadership position in and/or provides educational support to real estate organizations such as the Building Owners and Managers Association, the National Apartment Association and the Affordable Housing Management Association of Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii.