Real Estate

Overview

Jackson & Campbell has served the legal needs of the real estate industry for over a century. The firm combines a sophisticated national practice with a well-established general practice at the local and regional levels. Our clients include:

  • Commercial office building owners and managers
  • Multi-family housing owners, developers and managers
  • Shopping centers
  • Condominiums and Co-operative housing associations, owners, developers and managers

Our team of professionals in the Real Property and Asset Management Group dedicate themselves to assisting owners, developers and managers of real property based assets in accomplishing their strategic goals and in handling the everyday concerns of a successful operation. Their real estate-centered expertise ranges from the initiation, development and zoning for a new project through operations, management, and leasing to disposition whether by sale or by like-kind exchange.

Development/Purchase/Sale

Our lawyers guide firm clients through every aspect of acquiring, developing, leasing, or selling a real estate operating asset, including:

  • Development contracts and brokerage agreements
  • Purchase and sale
  • Negotiation of environmental risks
  • Zoning and other local and municipal regulatory actions
  • Construction financing and permanent financing
  • Intergenerational transfers
  • Like-kind exchanges

Title Insurance and other Litigation

For decades, attorneys at Jackson & Campbell have been leaders in representing title insurers. In both national cases and in more localized, regional matters, the Group’s attorneys have developed a distinct and unique expertise in handling the complex litigation needs of title insurers and other real estate participants. Our attorneys continue a long tradition of prompt analysis of situations and immediate application to courts for marshaling and seizure of assets or documents in the event that fraud or defalcation becomes apparent. Practical experience with the world of real estate transactions and highly specialized knowledge of title insurance law are combined with sophisticated courtroom skills to provide the highest level of representation and client satisfaction. These skills and knowledge have allowed the attorneys to expand the scope of litigated matters to include the full array of real estate disputes.

Financing

The capital intensive real property industry demands experienced, sophisticated financing counsel and Jackson & Campbell can provide it. The group has represented borrowers and lenders in a wide variety of financing transactions and has provided counseling to national asset based lenders.

Zoning

Jackson & Campbell remains one of the leading land use and zoning firms for wireless telecommunications and tower companies over the past twenty years in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The firm has been responsible for obtaining local jurisdiction approvals or zoning changes to affect infrastructure build-out by these companies. By integrating financial, operational, and litigation expertise, the Real Property and Asset Management Group provides owners and managers with the legal services necessary to protect today’s successes and to grow tomorrow’s assets.

Commercial Foreclosures

Our Group’s lawyers have extensive experience representing lenders and trustees in commercial foreclosures in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. In addition to the sales themselves (including default and acceleration, auction, and accounting for receipts and disbursements), Jackson & Campbell is one of the leading law firms in the Richmond-Washington-Baltimore corridor in litigating challenges to foreclosure sales. Especially in the light of the rapidly changing and increasingly complex laws governing foreclosure sales, private lenders throughout the region look to the Firm for advice and representation on these issues..

Condominium/ Co-operative Housing

Jackson & Campbell attorneys have represented D.C. condominium and cooperative housing associations on a myriad of issues including:

  • Corporate governance
  • Financing
  • Contract negotiations
  • Employment matters

Property Operation

Operating real property assets requires specialized knowledge and specialized counsel. Problems that seem unique when first confronted by an owner or manager usually have been addressed and solved by our attorneys on numerous occasions in the past. Jackson & Campbell’s attorneys have experience in:

  • Property management agreements
  • Commercial leasing
  • Vendor contracts and resolution of vendor contractual disputes
  • Real estate taxes
  • Water and sewer disputes
  • Cellular phone site licensing and leasing
  • ADA requirements
  • Environmental hazard counseling and litigation (plywood roofing, asbestos claims, lead-based paint claims, “sick building syndrome”)

Multi-Family Housing

Multi-family housing is one of the most regulated industries in the country, with extensive government oversight ranging from federal Fair Housing laws through local zoning and the regulation of the landlord and tenant relationship. Jackson & Campbell’s attorneys have served major regional and national apartment managers and owners, and the managers and owners of cooperatives and condominiums on every aspect of legal risk and regulation in the industry, including:

  • Fair Housing Act counseling and litigation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act counseling and litigation
  • Management contracts
  • Cable television agreements
  • Residential leases
  • Rehabilitation Act Section 405 counseling and litigation
  • Taxation and municipal regulation
  • Employment disputes and human resources issues
  • Tenant safety, premises liability and drug use
  • Third-party criminal activity issues

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