Charlie Janson has nearly four decades of experience assisting public, private, and non-profit organizations with their development goals. He focuses his practice on common interest community law, real estate transactions and financing, and title work. He also handles land use restrictions and opportunities adjacent to historic sites. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate + Development Group.
Condominiums and Common Interest Communities
Mr. Janson handles all legal work for the planning, formation, and incorporation of common interest communities, including residential and mixed use developments. He represents developers, condominium associations, and commercial and residential sellers and purchasers of units. He has handled agreements for several condominium complexes, including a mixed use development that included seven luxury residential units and two shops in a downtown location. Mr. Janson also assists with financing matters related to common interest complexes. He has reviewed financing for condominiums around the country, to help ensure all parties, including owners and lenders, are protected.
Real Estate - Transactions and Financing
Mr. Janson’s practice encompasses commercial real estate purchases, sales, and leasing. He has provided representation for complex residential real estate transactions, and guidance on title issues, structured unique lender construction loan arrangements, and land use and environmental solutions. His practice also has included affordable housing development, and many types of real-estate secured commercial financing. Mr. Janson has coordinated environmental remediation and has advised trust departments and commercial lenders on environmental policies for real property assets. He has experience handling conservation easements, and property acquisition and disposition on behalf of land trusts. He represents a range of clients, including private developers, government agencies, municipalities, museums, condominium entities, and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Janson often handles complex or unique real estate transactions, involving multi-million dollar properties. He helped a site owner declare a two unit condominium to sell off as a unit a boutique hotel facility while retaining as a unit the principal economic asset, an over 30 story office tower. He assisted another client with acquiring and preserving property neighboring a museum site, ensuring the perpetual preservation of scenic views for the unique former home and adjoining grounds of an internationally acclaimed modernist architect.
Mr. Janson assists clients through resolution and analysis of title insurance for property matters including myriad use easements and preservation issues. He handles complicated title issues, such as hurdles associated with unattended or forgotten private roads.
Mr. Janson has worked on a pro bono basis for over twenty-two years for the Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton, Connecticut, a national park dedicated to preserving and interpreting the life of an American painter, Julian Alden Weir. Mr. Janson has provided a range of legal services, including working on a cooperative agreement between the National Park Service and its private partner the Weir Farm Art Center, assisting with the visiting artists’ studio, which is run jointly in a public/private partnership, and helping to secure and continue preservation of over 100 acres of deaccessioned Nature Conservancy lands adjoining the historic site.