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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U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2017 National: Real Estate Law (Tier 1) Los Angeles: Real Estate Law (Tier 1) New York: Real Estate Law (Tier 1) San Jose: Real Estate Law (Tier 1) San Diego: Litigation - Real Estate (Tier 2)
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 Japan: Real Estate: International FirmsJapan: Real Estate: DomesticChina: Real Estate: International Firms
Chambers USA 2016 California: Real EstateCalifornia: Zoning & Land UseNew York: Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & FinanceNationwide: REITs
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016 Japan: Real Estate: International Firms and Joint Ventures China: Real Estate: Foreign Firms
Legal 500 US 2016 Real Estate Real Estate Investment Trusts Land Use/Zoning
Here is what they say about us:
"MoFo is truly the best firm I have ever hired" (Chambers USA)
“‘excellent on finance matters’ and possesses ‘deep industry knowledge’” (Legal 500 US)
"its industry knowledge in the field is ‘top notch.’" (Legal 500 US)
"An outstanding team of very knowledgeable lawyers" (Legal 500 US)
"The strongest real estate law team...second to none" (U.S. News & World Report)
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