Sectors

Real Estate Development

Real Estate DevelopmentKornfeld LLP advises regional and cross-border real estate developers, owners and investors at each step of the land-development process, helping clients successfully realize a wide variety of projects. Our lawyers have been involved in the acquisition and development of numerous high-profile sites in the region, including hotel, retail, office, residential and mixed-use properties.

We provide a full range of legal services relating to the development and redevelopment of commercial and residential land, including strategic project planning, site acquisition and assemblage, project due diligence and coordination, zoning and permitting, project financing, preparation of all transactional documents, contractual relationships with architects, contractors and builders, and project disposition, including property management, marketing and sales.

We regularly advise clients on the formation of joint ventures, partnerships and other agreements that maximize the strengths and contributions of all parties, and act as in-house counsel to property development and management companies. We have in-depth knowledge of heritage preservation and other governmental programs and policies.

When disputes arise, our litigation team has deep experience in court and in the negotiation of favorable settlements. Among other matters, we have successfully advanced and defended client claims relating to breach of contracts for goods, services and leases, and disputes involving multiparty construction and builders’ liens. We regularly advise other law firms on issues involving air space subdivisions, hotel stratified developments and taxation of solicitors’ accounts.

Our lawyers are committed to the advancement of real estate-related legal knowledge, and speak frequently before industry and legal organizations. In conjunction with the Law Society Bar Admission Course, the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, and Insight Seminars and Continuing Legal Education, we participate in professional development programs throughout British Columbia.