PropTech

We combine our market-leading technology and real estate industry credentials to provide comprehensive support to clients operating in the real estate technology/proptech sector.

As cutting-edge, emerging technologies continue to reshape the real estate sector, no firm is better suited to counsel clients through this period of historic transformation.

We combine the extensive experience and market awareness of our real estate group with the deep technical capabilities of a firm at the forefront of the technology industry. This allows us to provide proptech sector clients with nuanced guidance relating to emerging and disruptive technologies, many of which have outpaced the laws and regulations governing them.

We are trusted counsel to a diverse client base that spans this burgeoning sector, from innovative growth companies, to leading investors in real estate technologies, to traditional real estate companies implementing new technologies.

We partner with our clients on the full lifecycle of their proptech innovations, advising on company formation and patent applications, commercial transactions, M&A transactions, intellectual property strategy, privacy and data security policies and litigation, employment issues, tax, corporate finance, and, should it arise, complex, high-stakes litigation of all types.

Experience

Entrata

Morrison & Foerster represented Entrata, a leading provider of property management software, in six-year long trade secret, copyright and antitrust cases related to property management platforms. We reached a favorable settlement for Entrata after a jury was selected and just hours before opening statements at trial.

Prologis

Morrison & Foerster has advised Prologis and its venture arm, Prologis Ventures, in a series of investments relating to proptech technologies.

SoftBank

Morrison & Foerster advised SoftBank in connection with investments in:

  • OpenDoor, a startup simplifying the process of buying and selling a home by buying homes directly from owners who want to buy first and prior to selling their homes on the market.
  • QuintoAndar, a Sao Paulo-based real estate leasing platform that is changing the long-term rental marketplace in Brazil.
  • TSX Broadway, a groundbreaking US$2.5 billion project being developed by L&L Holding, Fortress Investment Group, and Maefield Development. The project will feature 75,000 square feet of retail, a luxury hotel, an LED wraparound screen covering 18,000 square feet, and a renovation of the historic Palace Theater, including its relocation 30 feet above ground. Making the space a true destination, the project is also set to include an exterior stage, the first permanent performance stage in New York’s Times Square.
zipLogix

Morrison & Foerster advised zipLogix, the industry leader in transaction management software and creators of zipFormr, in its acquisition by Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, the leading provider of back- and front-office solutions for residential real estate brokers and agents in North America and a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners.

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