Real Estate

Businesses, developers, investors, and property owners turn to us when buying, selling, leasing, or developing property in the metropolitan Detroit area. We help our clients close with the best price, terms, and timelines that match their short and long-term strategies.

Our experienced attorneys make sure every corner is covered– from formation to post-sale tax strategies. Whether rezoning property to meet development plans, drafting and negotiating sales and financing agreements, construction contracts, reciprocal easements, and leases, or working with local, state, and federal entities to qualify for special incentives or tax abatements, clients turn to Sulaka Law when they want the most value from their properties.

ACQUISITIONS AND SALES

At Sulaka Law, we help clients purchase and sell land for development as well as improved properties. As representatives for both buyers and sellers, we have experience handling key issues throughout the purchase and sales process. We frequently handle our clients’ negotiations, coordinate debt and equity financing, perform due diligence, establish purchase entities, and execute the closing. Our clients trust us to ensure complicated purchase and sales transactions are handled with the proper care.

  • Construction
  • Mixed-use development
  • Real estate financing
  • Retail leasing
  • Restaurant leasing
  • High-end residential
  • Purchase
  • Lease Agreements
  • Easements/Use Agreements

LAND USE/ZONING

  • Administrative appeals
  • Building permits
  • Conditional uses
  • Due diligence analysis
  • Eminent domain and condemnation
  • Environmental issues
  • Historic preservation
  • Lobbying
  • Master Plans
  • Rezonings
  • Site/Sketch plan approvals
  • Subdivision approvals
  • Water/sewer authorization
  • Zoning text amendments

COMMERCIAL LEASE DRAFTING AND REVIEW

Some of the most common ways we add value for our clients are:

  • Common area maintenance, taxes, insurance and other operating expenses provisions
  • Audit provisions
  • Tenant improvement allowances and work letters
  • Maintenance provisions
  • Indemnification and limitations on liability
  • Assignability and subletting
  • Avoid conflicts with your tenants by drafting plain language provisions
  • Devise lease structures that enhance value for the landlord and tenant
  • Draft custom provisions to match your particular space and goals