Real Estate Transactions

Structuring our clients’ deals, due diligence analyses, and real estate agreements
Our Approach

Real estate transactions vary widely in size, type, and complexity. We are equipped to help analyze, negotiate, and memorialize any deal – whether commercial or residential.

We counsel our clients every step along the way: from negotiating a letter of intent; to drafting purchase and sale agreements; to reviewing and negotiating loan terms and bank documents, and regulatory agreements; and conducting the closing. Financial institutions and private developers ask us to perform due diligence to confirm that a site is suitable for a contemplated development, and to understand the approvals processes and potential challenges that lie ahead. We also help our clients secure PILOTs and other IDA financial assistance.

What We Do

CONSUMMATING DEALS

  • Acquisition and sale of vacant land and development projects
  • Commercial and residential financing and leasing
  • Commercial and residential real estate closings
  • Due diligence
  • IDA transactions
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • Landlord/Tenant

 

NEGOTIATING AND DRAFTING BUSINESS AND PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AGREEMENTS

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Loan documents and restructuring agreements
  • Construction agreements
  • Easements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Master declaration agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Asset purchase and stock purchase agreements
Recent News
Z&S Partners David Cooper and Jody Cross have secured another favorable decision in the second of two lawsuits filed on behalf of the Hampshire County Club against the Village of Mamaroneck Planning Board concerning a proposal to develop 105 homes and a 9-hole golf course on the Club’s property. In June 2020, Hampshire filed an...
On October 26, 2022, the Appellate Division, Second Department issued a decision in Jaffe v. French-American School of New York, Inc. (Index No. 51577/2018), affirming Zarin & Steinmetz’s argument on behalf of the French-American School of New York (“FASNY”) that a nearly one-hundred year old restrictive covenant purporting to prohibit “institutions” did not prohibit the...
Z&S secured approvals from the Village of New Hempstead Board of Trustees in connection with a proposed Seasons Express convenience store, a 100% kosher convenience store and an affiliate to the national Seasons grocery store chain. In October 2022, the Village Board of Trustees granted Seasons Express’s application for a special use permit to allow...