"Diamond McCarthy provides full-service real estate expertise. As an owner and operator of substantial ski resorts from Colorado to Vermont, Diamond McCarthy has assisted us in everything from the successful financial restructuring of certain of our corporate and real estate debt and the sale leaseback of resort mountain property, to various real estate-related litigation."
Timothy Mueller, President and CEO of Triple Peaks, LLC
Diamond McCarthy’s real estate practice encompasses acquisitions, financings, leasing, development, joint ventures, real estate funds and restructuring. Our attorneys also work closely with colleagues throughout the firm in matters involving real estate litigation.
We represent both domestic and international clients, including institutional and private investors, and lenders, on matters involving real estate holdings in the U.S. and abroad. Our clients’ projects include shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, multifamily developments, condominiums, ski and golf resorts, and mixed-use developments.
We have particular depth in the New York City and Texas markets where our attorneys provide real estate counsel to both foreign and domestic companies in leasing, acquisition financing and development projects.
Our clients range from corporate real estate developers to restaurateurs to entrepreneurs. Despite their diversity and wide range of business interests, clients know they can rely on Diamond McCarthy to provide the top-quality, value-driven legal representation that today’s complex real estate market demands.
Illustrating the breadth and depth of Diamond McCarthy's real estate practice, and the legal innovation needed to overcome the challenges of the recent credit crisis, is the representation of our client in a $137 million sale leaseback transaction involving the sale of three ski and mountain resort properties: Vermont’s Okemo, Colorado’s Crested Butte and New Hampshire’s Mount Sunapee. Under the sale leaseback transaction, a Florida-based real estate investment trust that focuses on lifestyle properties purchased the mountain properties and leased them back to Diamond McCarthy’s client to manage the ski, golf, hospitality and conference operations under a long-term lease. The three resorts typically have well more than one million skiers per year. Diamond McCarthy’s client also has been active in building an additional lodge, conference center and other improvements on the properties.
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