skip to main content
Receive client alerts and/or Silicon Valley e-News in your inbox.
Womble Carlyle’s Multifamily Real Estate Team routinely serves as lead counsel for signature rental and for-sale residential communities, as well as large scale mixed-use developments with significant multifamily components. Through this experience, we have a command of the issues involved in complex multifamily transactions and the operational challenges faced by our clients. We understand that each multifamily development has its own distinct set of issues, and we proactively find creative and innovative solutions to address them throughout the life cycle of a multifamily asset.
We provide legal advice from a business perspective concerning all phases of multifamily deals, including structuring, negotiating and documenting the associated acquisition and finance transactions, navigating clients through setting up joint ventures for required equity, performing and coordinating due diligence. Should the need arise, we also assist our clients in litigating any disputes.
We also advise our clients on occupational safety and health issues under state and federal law, as well as dealing with questions of compliance with the Fair Housing Act and its disability amendments, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and similar state and local legislation and regulations impacting particularly on the multi-family industry. In that regard, administrative proceedings and litigation are often a part of the landscape, and we are positioned to guide our clients through the often-conflicting requirements of the law while maintaining a focus on operational and economic interests. We can provide training and assessments in these and related areas, understanding that on-site personnel may be required to have access to experience in a multitude of disciplines and that partnering with experienced counsel is a cost-efficient way of doing business. We work hand-in-hand with our attorneys and professionals who are proficient in environmental regulation and litigation to afford coordinated and effective client service.
In addition, our Data Privacy and CyberSecurity Team has deep expertise in tackling privacy issues for multifamily real estate. We have worked with a number of multifamily clients to address privacy concerns and assist with crafting of consumer-facing policies and disclosures, negotiation of vendor agreements, development and coordination of data security practices and cable and telecommunications access and installations. Our team has assisted multifamily operators with a range of privacy and data management issues, from regulated cable requirements to third-party marketing with tenant information. We also bring a depth of experience in payments, data breach management and other information compliance issues that affect multifamily clients.
Our Multifamily Real Estate Team handles transactions on a national basis. We represent a broad array of multifamily clients, ranging from local and regional developers operating in their home markets to large national REITs that are developing and acquiring communities across the country. We also represent foreign investors in acquiring U.S. assets.