Areas of Practice/Services Offered

“Making deals happen right” requires a dedication to timely and thorough attention to protecting the interests of the firm’s clients. Key to protecting the clients’ interest is the application of due diligence and thorough preparation.

For some people, the term “closing attorney” evokes an image of someone who leads the signing ceremony like a conductor, orchestrating the signing of papers. But as any conductor will tell you, a smooth performance is the end product of due diligence and preparation.

The goal of the Feder Firm Law Office is to provide advice in a way that frees you to make the business decisions you are in the best position to make. Part of an attorney’s role is of course to negotiate, prepare and review legal documents. Equally important, your lawyer should help you identify problems or conflicts and where possible suggest potential solutions, while leaving the final business decisions to you.

The firm’s areas of practice include:

Distressed Real Estate

Today’s economic conditions afford challenges and opportunities for both troubled borrowers and interested investors. Challenges may be found in negotiating workouts, refinancing and restructuring distressed ventures and release or modification of personal guarantees. There are also opportunities for investors, whether they are interested in purchasing foreclosed properties or notes and security instruments offered for sale by mortgage lenders. It is sometimes even possible to put together a win-win solution that benefits both borrower and investor, as for example when an investor can purchase a note and security deed at a discount and then offer the property owner the opportunity to restructure the debt on more favorable terms.

Commercial Real Estate Development

Transactions within the scope of the firm’s expertise include multifamily, retail, office and industrial developments, purchase and sale of business, easements, restrictive covenants, deeds, security instruments, leases, construction contracts, surveys and title to land. Often this involves dealing with local governmental authorities on such matters as zoning, permitting, water and sewer.

Loan closings

Loan closings are usually part of the purchase or development of real estate or acquisition of a business. This requires the ability to negotiate, draft and review of loan and/or equity documents. This may include conventional loans, working capital contributions, lines of credit, asset-based, acquisition and development loans, SBA, conduit, construction and term loans, tax-exempt bonds, HUD and USDA loan guarantee and grant programs, and may also include loan workouts, modifications and restructuring of borrower entities.

Business Transactions

Business transactions in which the firm has been involved include purchase, sale, merger or expansion of businesses, negotiation and drafting of asset purchase agreements, shareholder/buyout agreements, employment, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements, leases, use restrictions and bulk sales compliance, as well as choice of business entity: (Corporations, General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships. Limited Liability Companies, etc.)