Construction, Environmental, Land Use + Real Estate

From conceptual planning to ribbon-cutting, our lawyers are experienced in guiding educational institutions through the unique pressures they face in maintaining and expanding their campuses and investment properties. We work with facilities departments and real estate officers grappling with funding, timetables, community outreach, permitting, remediation, design renovation, and construction of real estate assets.

We have supported our clients’ major capital projects, summer slammers, enabling projects, interim capital projects, master planning, physical plant upgrades, swing space and rehabilitations. And our resume of work includes student, administrative and classroom buildings, dormitories, parking garages, libraries, laboratories, dining halls, student centers, restaurants, athletic facilities, and retail space. Our team assists academic clients with legal matters in the following areas:

  • procurement and contracting of design, consulting and construction services for capital improvements, investment properties, and facilities maintenance
  • counseling regarding design and construction defects, changed conditions, contract modifications and terminations
  • litigation and arbitration of design construction disputes
  • environmental permitting and enforcement, brownfield development, financing, due diligence, compliance reviews, risk allocation and transfer mechanisms, green building issues, and environmental cleanups
  • land and improved property acquisition, sales, permitting, zoning, and financing
  • commercial property leasing, subleasing, portfolio management, and telecommunications licensing and installation
  • property easements, reciprocal easements, restrictive covenants, traffic control, and shared-use agreements