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Real Estate — Oklahoma


Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation - Real Estate

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Distinguished team offering a full range of real estate services, with ready access to the wider firm's resources for comprehensive multidisciplinary support. Frequently acts on acquisitions and development of properties, in addition to finance matters including tax credit programs and tax-exempt bonds. Roster of clients include corporations active in the healthcare and energy sectors as well as in manufacturing.

Strengths "They are highly regarded as the best law firm in state if not region," states one client, while another remarks: "They are also able to provide expertise in other areas of the law that may impact real estate transactions."

"Crowe & Dunlevy work well under pressure in highly complex legal transactions and always work in the best interests of the client. They have extremely advanced knowledge of the real estate market and the economy and provide well-informed guidance including when to advise against deals that might put the organization at risk."

Value for money Clients concur that the team offers good value. One commentator remarks: "You get New York quality for Oklahoma City prices."

Work highlights Acted for Mental Health Association Oklahoma in the $21.99 million sale of two multifamily properties in Tulsa.

Assisted Gerdau Ameristeel with the $3.75 million disposal of the corporation's former Sheffield steel plant in Sand Springs, with additional advice regarding short-term leases, and use covenants.

Significant clients Ford, Norman Regional Hospital, NextEra Energy Resources, BancFirst, JPMorgan Chase.

Notable practitioners

Commentators hail Michael Laird as “an expert of experts” who is “very knowledgeable and is a good deal-maker” in real estate transactions. He has extensive experience handling real estate transactions including the acquisition and development of properties. He is particularly favored by healthcare providers and acted for University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the $20.15 million acquisition of four properties.

Malcolm Rosser excels in handling acquisitions of commercial properties. He is endorsed as “the foremost real estate attorney in the state,” with “great judgment." In a recent highlight he advised Millennia Companies on the $48 million acquisition and redevelopment of a troubled 336-unit multifamily property in Tulsa.

Zachary Allen offers considerable experience in handling a broad spectrum of real estate matters such as property development, financings and lease agreements. He also maintains a reputation for handling transactions concerning commercial properties and acted for TriGate Capital on the $38 million acquisition and $28 million refinancing of a lifestyle shopping center in Plano, Texas.

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McAfee & Taft - Real Estate

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Substantial group, well equipped to handle the fullest range and most sophisticated types of real estate transactions for developers, owners, lenders and investors. Particularly active in assisting corporations with divestiture of unimproved properties. Continues to receive regular mandates from energy companies to assist with property transactions pertaining to the expansion of renewable energy projects.

Strengths "It is and has been in the top tier of Oklahoma law firms," highlights one client, who adds: "Their lawyers span a broad range of practice areas and that means we are able to receive referrals to top attorneys as needed."

"They have a great reputation in the community and are very good."

Work highlights Represented Chesapeake Land Development in the disposal of 17 acres of unimproved real estate in Fort Worth. Also assisted with zoning and regulatory matters as well as restrictions relating to the property.

Advised Healthcare Partners Investments and six other related corporations on the $75.9 million sale and leaseback of nine properties.

Significant clients American Fidelity, ASCO Industries, Calpine, Builders FirstSource, New Markets Redevelopment.

Notable practitioners

Frank Hill is regarded as “one of most respected real estate lawyers in the state” and a practitioner who is “definitely one of the top in Oklahoma City.” Observers also add that he “knows how to get things done and is effective behind the scenes.” He has a wealth of experience assisting with acquisitions and development of commercial properties as well as lease agreements. He is also proficient in tackling real estate disputes.

Sources are swift to hail Myrna Latham as “a very effective advocate” who is “excellent, especially with documentation work.” She is frequently approached to act on transactions concerning the development of new headquarters and has represented Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City in the purchase of land for the $10.5 million development of a new headquarters and sale of its previous premises. She also handles leases and construction matters.

Richard Riggs is acknowledged for taking on the full spectrum of real estate transactions including leases, acquisitions and financings. He has a strong track record in acting for renewable energy companies and assisted GE Energy Financial Services and Calpine Corporation with a range of issues concerning the expansion of its wind energy project, such as leasing and tax credits.

Head of the practice Robert Garbrecht is credited with “extensive knowledge of the process relating to the different aspects of zoning, planning and financing” and is praised for his ability to “anticipate issues that could come up.” He is also well versed in advising clients on acquisitions and leaseback agreements.

Lloyd Hardin is “able to think outside of the box and has excellent technical skills,” according to one commentator. He is highly proficient in handling a broad range of transactions including financings, development and leasing agreements in addition to property acquisitions.

Cole Marshall is a talented practitioner roundly praised for his “very good knowledge of the real estate industry.” One client adds: “He also has an impressively in-depth knowledge of the nuances contained in both national and local real estate law and contract law.” Marshall's recent portfolio of work includes advice on leases and property acquisitions as well as zoning matters.

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The Center for Economic Development Law - Real Estate

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What the team is known for Respected boutique, closely focused on assisting public bodies from local to state level in the realization of community development or redevelopment projects. Acts extensively on public-private collaborations and well versed in tax increment and other financing incentives and associated environmental, regulatory and potentially contentious issues.

Notable practitioners

Leslie Batchelor secures instructions to assist with disputes concerning property redevelopments and land use from a client base which includes developers as well as public and nonprofit organizations. One commentator remares: "I have always been very impressed with her. She is really efficient, focused and professional."

Dan Batchelor is widely acknowledged for his expertise in acting on major public and private development projects. He is also noted for his depth of knowledge in tax increment financing matters.

Emily Pomeroy specializes in handling redevelopment projects, with a track record in acting for clients including cities and other public organizations. She also continues to assist corporations with contentious real estate matters.

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Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC - Real Estate

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What the team is known for Offers the full range of real estate services with ready access to the wider firm's resources for comprehensive multidisciplinary support. Areas of activity include acquisitions and construction of hotels as well as multifamily residential properties. Adept at handling financings and loans and tax credit programs.

Strengths Sources are swift to point to the firm's deep bench as one of its key strengths. One commentator explains: "They have specialists in virtually any field you need, including talented negotiators and litigators."

"They are a full-service firm who are well known all around Oklahoma."

Value for money Clients widely confirm that the firm offers good value. "The firm is so incredibly fair in its billing," highlights one interviewee, while another states: "We definitely feel that we get our money's worth."

Work highlights Represented Acron Navy Pier in a $91 million investment in a joint venture with First Hospitality to construct and operate a 220-room hotel on the Navy Pier in Chicago.

Acted for Santa Fe Crossings on a $150 million mixed use development project in downtown Tulsa. Also advised on the formation of a joint venture and in securing related financing.

Significant clients HollyFrontier, Warren Professional Building, Verizon, Leucadia National, STi Prepaid.

Notable practitioners

Tulsa-based Gregory Alberty is viewed as a “down-to-earth and experienced” practitioner who is routinely approached by housing developers to assist with acquisitions and construction. He is also knowledgeable in banking law and is especially experienced in the area of loans and other real estate-related financings.

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Phillips Murrah P.C. - Real Estate

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What the team is known for Representation of developers, owners, lenders and contractors in all areas of transactional support, and on real estate-related litigation. Acts on the construction of a range of commercial, industrial and residential properties. Also offers advice to REITs and other investors on contentious issues pertaining to title insurance as well as tort and conveyancing claims.

Notable practitioners

Sally Hasenfratz is endorsed as a “class act to work with" and someone who “makes you feel that you're going to get through this!” Her roster of work includes matters connected with properties such as shopping centers and condominiums, in addition to her skills in the tax law and financing areas.

Of counsel Jennifer Ivester Berry's real estate practice centers around advising on developments, acquisitions and leases. She is also regularly approached by energy companies to assist with the financing and construction of renewable energy facilities.

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Spradling, Kennedy & McPhail LLP - Real Estate

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What the team is known for Boutique offering, advising on a comprehensive range of commercial real estate transactions, often acting as local counsel to national and international clients doing business in Oklahoma. Offers assistance with matters ranging from property acquisitions and financings to leases and construction documentation.

Notable practitioners

Scott Spradling is an esteemed practitioner who remains highly involved in taking on a range of real estate transactions. He is favored by borrowers and draws upon many decades of experience in areas such as zoning and planning.

David Kennedy is viewed as a "wonderful lawyer who is really good," in handling a broad range of transactions from acquisitions to lease agreements and financings. He also assists with zoning matters and continues to be a popular choice for healthcare providers and lenders.

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McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Frank Hill is regarded as “one of most respected real estate lawyers in the state” and a practitioner who is “definitely one of the top in Oklahoma City.” Observers also add that he “knows how to get things done and is effective behind the scenes.” He has a wealth of experience assisting with acquisitions and development of commercial properties as well as lease agreements. He is also proficient in tackling real estate disputes.

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Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation

From the Chambers USA guide

Commentators hail Michael Laird as “an expert of experts” who is “very knowledgeable and is a good deal-maker” in real estate transactions. He has extensive experience handling real estate transactions including the acquisition and development of properties. He is particularly favored by healthcare providers and acted for University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the $20.15 million acquisition of four properties.

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McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources are swift to hail Myrna Latham as “a very effective advocate” who is “excellent, especially with documentation work.” She is frequently approached to act on transactions concerning the development of new headquarters and has represented Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City in the purchase of land for the $10.5 million development of a new headquarters and sale of its previous premises. She also handles leases and construction matters.

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McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Riggs is acknowledged for taking on the full spectrum of real estate transactions including leases, acquisitions and financings. He has a strong track record in acting for renewable energy companies and assisted GE Energy Financial Services and Calpine Corporation with a range of issues concerning the expansion of its wind energy project, such as leasing and tax credits.

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Malcolm E Rosser IV

Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation

From the Chambers USA guide

Malcolm Rosser excels in handling acquisitions of commercial properties. He is endorsed as “the foremost real estate attorney in the state,” with “great judgment." In a recent highlight he advised Millennia Companies on the $48 million acquisition and redevelopment of a troubled 336-unit multifamily property in Tulsa.

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T Scott Spradling

Spradling, Kennedy & McPhail LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Spradling is an esteemed practitioner who remains highly involved in taking on a range of real estate transactions. He is favored by borrowers and draws upon many decades of experience in areas such as zoning and planning.

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Crowe & Dunlevy, a Professional Corporation

From the Chambers USA guide

Zachary Allen offers considerable experience in handling a broad spectrum of real estate matters such as property development, financings and lease agreements. He also maintains a reputation for handling transactions concerning commercial properties and acted for TriGate Capital on the $38 million acquisition and $28 million refinancing of a lifestyle shopping center in Plano, Texas.

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The Center for Economic Development Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Dan Batchelor is widely acknowledged for his expertise in acting on major public and private development projects. He is also noted for his depth of knowledge in tax increment financing matters.

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Leslie V Batchelor

The Center for Economic Development Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Leslie Batchelor secures instructions to assist with disputes concerning property redevelopments and land use from a client base which includes developers as well as public and nonprofit organizations. One commentator remares: "I have always been very impressed with her. She is really efficient, focused and professional."

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Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Dennis Box of Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, P.C. offers a wealth of knowledge in zoning matters and can draw upon extensive experience in advising clients active in the Oklahoma market.

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Robert L Garbrecht

McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Head of the practice Robert Garbrecht is credited with “extensive knowledge of the process relating to the different aspects of zoning, planning and financing” and is praised for his ability to “anticipate issues that could come up.” He is also well versed in advising clients on acquisitions and leaseback agreements.

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McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Lloyd Hardin is “able to think outside of the box and has excellent technical skills,” according to one commentator. He is highly proficient in handling a broad range of transactions including financings, development and leasing agreements in addition to property acquisitions.

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Sally A Hasenfratz

Phillips Murrah P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Sally Hasenfratz is endorsed as a “class act to work with" and someone who “makes you feel that you're going to get through this!” Her roster of work includes matters connected with properties such as shopping centers and condominiums, in addition to her skills in the tax law and financing areas.

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Spradling, Kennedy & McPhail LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Kennedy is viewed as a "wonderful lawyer who is really good," in handling a broad range of transactions from acquisitions to lease agreements and financings. He also assists with zoning matters and continues to be a popular choice for healthcare providers and lenders.

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The Center for Economic Development Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Emily Pomeroy specializes in handling redevelopment projects, with a track record in acting for clients including cities and other public organizations. She also continues to assist corporations with contentious real estate matters.

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Gregory W. Alberty

Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Tulsa-based Gregory Alberty is viewed as a “down-to-earth and experienced” practitioner who is routinely approached by housing developers to assist with acquisitions and construction. He is also knowledgeable in banking law and is especially experienced in the area of loans and other real estate-related financings.

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Bluestem Escrow & Title

From the Chambers USA guide

Title examinations lie at the heart of Dale Astle's real estate practice at Bluestem Escrow & Title. "He is very knowledgeable and is well respected statewide," highlights one practitioner, while another adds: "He is super-smart and has tremendous experience in the title industry."

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Jennifer L Ivester Berry

Phillips Murrah P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Of counsel Jennifer Ivester Berry's real estate practice centers around advising on developments, acquisitions and leases. She is also regularly approached by energy companies to assist with the financing and construction of renewable energy facilities.

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Stephen A. Schuller

GableGotwals

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Schuller of GableGotwals is praised as a “very good real estate lawyer who handles a lot of zoning and land use” matters. He represents developers and investors including foreign corporations in securing approval for the construction of a range of properties. He is also skilled in assisting with real estate acquisitions and financings.

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Conner & Winters, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Gentra Sorem of Conner & Winters, LLP is singled out as a “very capable lawyer with an active transactional practice” who is also “a pleasure to deal with.” She regularly advises financial institutions and acted for Arvest Bank on the $28 million financing for the construction of an apartment complex in Tulsa. She also advises on the real estate aspects of energy projects.

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McAfee & Taft

From the Chambers USA guide

Cole Marshall is a talented practitioner roundly praised for his “very good knowledge of the real estate industry.” One client adds: “He also has an impressively in-depth knowledge of the nuances contained in both national and local real estate law and contract law.” Marshall's recent portfolio of work includes advice on leases and property acquisitions as well as zoning matters.

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