Masuda Funai provides expert legal counsel in all areas of real estate law. Our attorneys represent domestic and international businesses, investors, lenders, developers, syndicators, construction and property management companies, landlords, and tenants in the full scope of property-related matters across the U.S. Because practically every business transaction today involves a real estate component, it is critical to retain counsel that understand not only the law, but also the underlying business drivers of the matter.
Our firm represents investors, buyers, and sellers in the development, purchase, and sale of real property for headquarters, manufacturing, distribution, logistics and offices. We advise on the design and construction of commercial facilities, multi-family housing, manufacturing plants, and logistics facilities. We also represent our clients on annexations and the procurement of zoning variances, planned unit developments, and special and conditional use permits. In addition, we draft and negotiate all types of commercial leases and assist with the build-out of leased space.
We represent lenders and borrowers in secured financings for commercial, industrial, and residential projects, credit enhancers in leveraged transactions, sale-leasebacks, and other off-balance sheet financings. We also advise on Industrial Development Revenue Bond financings throughout the U.S.
We provide legal counsel regarding the income taxation of real estate, including tax deferred exchanges. We help our clients procure development and economic incentives and advise on ad valorem tax management by challenging tax assessments and obtaining favorable tax classifications for properties such as shopping centers, factories, open spaces, churches, and farms. We work with environmental consultants to develop regulatory compliance and property remediation programs including for manufacturing operations, chemical processing, food production, and brownfield redevelopment.
Our litigators serve as passionate advocates in real estate controversies that include purchase/sale disputes, leasing issues, and ownership disagreements. We have resolved issues and disputes pertaining to design and construction, lease interpretations, environmental contamination, insurance coverage, and boundary and easement irregularities, to name only a few. In addition to our real estate litigation abilities, we employ productive mediation, arbitration, and conciliation efforts that have resulted in swift and favorable outcomes for our clients.