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Morrison & Foerster has one of the leading real estate practices in the United States and Asia. Our clients tell us that they appreciate our consistently thoughtful and thorough work and our responsiveness. We provide innovative and practical legal advice to a broad range of real estate industry participants, in all types of real estate transactions.

We are one of a select group of firms with recognized expertise across a broad spectrum of real estate activities that includes development deals, acquisitions and dispositions, leases, market standard and complex financings, and restructurings. Our clients include lenders (commercial banks, investment banks, specialty finance companies, and mortgage REITs), developers, equity investors (funds and fund advisors), and REITs. We represent clients in all of the major real estate product areas, including office, commercial, industrial, multi-family, hospitality, and specialized uses, such as energy.

Our expertise encompasses: finance, restructuring, remedies, asset acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures; REITs, hotels and hospitality, development, land use, and construction; and leasing and asset management.

Our real estate attorneys are recognized as outstanding in their field, cited in such publications as A Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and Chambers USA: The Client's Guide. Attorneys in our Real Estate group are members of the principal professional associations serving the real estate industry, including the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA), Lambda Alpha International, and the Anglo-American Real Property Institute (AARPI).

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"its industry knowledge in the field is ‘top notch.’" (Legal 500 US 2013)


"An outstanding team of very knowledgeable lawyers"
(Legal 500 US 2012)


"The strongest real estate law team...second to none"
(U.S.News & World Report 2010)