Commercial Real Estate Lawyer In NJ

At the Ziegler Law Group, LLC, our commercial real estate lawyers in NJ provide knowledgeable and skilled representation to clients in a broad variety of different types of commercial real estate transactions and issues involving commercial real estate. We represent property management companies, landlords, multi-family properties, industrial complexes, shopping centers, HOAs, and more in real estate disputes, acquisitions, sales, and zoning and title issues. If you are searching for a highly skilled commercial real estate attorney in New Jersey, you can count on us to provide sophisticated legal representation to address your needs. 

Our commercial real estate attorneys handle all aspects of obtaining real estate financing, including helping our clients access financing from institutional and CMBB lenders, private lenders, and hard money lenders. We also represent businesses that are selling their assets and companies and those that engage in commercial leasing. 

The dedicated commercial real estate team at our law firm is focused on delivering top-quality legal advice and providing our clients with the highest level of legal services from a business perspective in every commercial real estate transaction. To learn more about our commercial real estate law practice, contact one of our knowledgeable attorneys to learn how we can help you. 

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Handling Commercial Real Estate Transactions from Start to Finish

Commercial real estate transactions are much more complex than those involving residential real estate. These transactions involve multiple legal areas and laws, including zoning, land use, bankruptcy, tax law, environmental regulations, banking, and more. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about all of the various laws and regulations that affect commercial real estate transactions and conduct due diligence to prevent problems that might otherwise occur. If a particular transaction requires the input of a subject matter expert, we have a broad network of skilled professionals that we can tap as resources. 

Our commercial real estate team handles commercial real estate transactions from start to finish, including the following:

  • Contract negotiations
  • Acquisitions of land
  • Structuring of development and ownership entities
  • Identifying financing sources
  • Handling zoning and land use issues and seeking variances
  • Conducting title searches
  • Validating disclosure information
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating leases
  • Analyzing lease-paying history for income-producing properties
  • Obtaining required approvals and permits
  • Representing clients before zoning boards, municipal planning boards, and regulatory agencies

We closely collaborate with real estate planning, land use, and appraisal experts to deliver the highest quality of legal representation for our commercial clients. Our experience allows us to develop and implement smart strategies for handling complex matters, including eminent domain proceedings and others. 

Services Offered by Our Commercial Real Estate Lawyers in New Jersey

We represent clients in New Jersey and offer all of the following commercial real estate legal services:

  • Due diligence
  • Title investigations
  • 1031 exchanges
  • Acquisitions and sales
  • Contract negotiations
  • Mortgage and transfer tax issues
  • Land use and zoning
  • Development
  • Registrations with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and condominium documentation
  • Leasing
  • Insurance
  • Identifying financing sources
  • Environmental remediation
  • Construction contracts
  • Construction defects
  • Mechanic's liens
  • Green construction
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Restrictions and easements

Commercial Real Estate Disputes

When commercial real estate disputes arise, our commercial real estate litigation attorneys are prepared to represent our clients in court proceedings or arbitration. We have experience litigating everything from landlord-tenant disputes, land use and zoning disputes, foreclosures, restructuring of troubled assets, contested mortgages, tax appeals, tax abatement, condemnation proceedings, and more. Our attorneys independently evaluate commercial real estate disputes while collaborating with experts to reach desired outcomes through negotiation or litigation. 

Title Investigations

Title problems can greatly increase the costs involved with a transaction for commercial real estate. We conduct thorough title investigations to ensure that any title problems are identified before you commit to acquisition and that the titles for the property you purchase have no defects. 

Land Use and Zoning

Before you buy a commercial property, you must conduct due diligence and verify that you will be able to use it for its intended purpose. We investigate how particular properties are zoned and any land use issues that might apply to our clients to ensure they can use the property in the way that they want. 

Commercial Property Leasing Issues

Our commercial property lease lawyers assist clients with tenancy problems, lease agreements, and other issues that can arise when leasing commercial property. We draft and negotiate the terms of commercial leases to ensure they are more favorable to our clients. Our commercial property lease lawyers are prepared to represent tenants or landlords in disputes in all courts in New Jersey. 

Tax Advisement and Appeals

Commercial real estate transactions can involve potential tax consequences that should be addressed before the transactions are completed. Our attorneys help our clients understand the potential tax consequences and advise them about different approaches to minimize tax burdens. We also help clients to appeal taxes from incorrect assessments and spot assessments. 

Construction Issues

Commercial property is often marketed for development by the buyer, which will necessarily involve construction projects and contracts. We help developers and buyers negotiate with general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, and architects and draft contracts. We also represent clients in court, arbitration, or mediation when construction disputes arise. 

Partnership Disputes

Commercial real estate owners and buyers often form partnerships to handle transactions. For example, a developer might create a separate entity for each project, or two individuals might form a partnership for an acquisition. We assist owners and buyers form the right legal entity structures to ensure they have the greatest personal liability protection.


Commercial real estate financing is highly complex and can involve significant problems. Our attorneys analyze repayment terms, security terms, and collateral terms that could all have an impact on our clients. For example, many commercial lenders ask for personal guarantees from owners even when they are purchasing commercial property through a limited liability company or corporation, which could place the owner's personal assets at risk. Our attorneys negotiate with prospective lenders, review, draft, and revise financial documents, and advise buyers and lenders. We also represent borrowers in litigation concerning financing issues. 

Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Providing Environmental Services

The commercial real estate lawyers in NJ at the Ziegler Law Group, LLC,  collaborate with environmental consultants to help businesses understand and comply with the complex environmental regulations in New Jersey. We seek to help our clients spur growth in formerly blighted neighborhoods by accessing available programs. We represent industrial clients, businesses, developers, environmental permit holders, and others with environmental liabilities or other concerns and evaluate, analyze, and advise our clients about how to properly address environmental issues. 

Our lawyers help to address problems that could affect property transfers, including soil and groundwater remediation, ISRA compliance, Phase I and II assessments, and environmental audits. We help clients to account for potential environmental liabilities that could impact the feasibility of particular acquisitions and other commercial real estate transactions. We also help clients who are willing to commit resources to environmental compliance to avail themselves of positive public relations afforded by good stewardship of the environment through Brownfield redevelopment projects and green construction. 

Mortgage Modifications, Restructuring, and Workouts for Commercial Real Estate

Our commercial real estate team has extensive experience representing property owners in financial distress by negotiating with lenders and engaging in litigation with lenders to obtain workouts, mortgage modifications, and to obtain restructured loans.


Our commercial real estate lawyers represent HOAs, renters, and owners in disputes and work to secure the most favorable possible outcomes to protect their rights. 

Importance of Choosing a Good Commercial Real Estate Attorney in NJ

When you are considering commercial real estate sales, acquisitions, or refinancing, it's important to retain the right commercial real estate lawyer to protect your rights. You should look for an attorney who has extensive experience handling all types of commercial real estate transactions and disputes to provide you with sound legal advice and guidance throughout the process. 

At the Ziegler Law Group, LLC, our commercial real estate lawyers are dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal services available to our clients for all matters involving commercial real estate transactions. We can help you ascertain the value of a potential opportunity and any risks that might be involved.

Consult Our Commercial Real Estate Lawyers in NJ

If you are considering purchasing or selling commercial property or are involved in a commercial lease dispute or another issue, you should consult an experienced commercial real estate attorney at Ziegler Law Group, LLC. We have extensive experience handling commercial real estate disputes, contracts, transactions, and other related issues and can help you understand your legal options. Call us today to schedule a consultation at (973) 878-4373.


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