McLaughlin, PC has extensive knowledge and experience in representing borrowers, developers, owners, and financial institutions in all areas of real estate law. Our practice involves diverse asset types including office buildings, historic preservation projects, shopping centers, strip malls, residential housing complexes, and industrial park facilities. Our technical skill, experience, practical perspective and business acumen enable us to skillfully execute complex transactions in a cost-effective manner.

Representative services include:

Acquisitions and Sales

  • Representation of owners, developers, investors, and management companies in the acquisition and sale of: shopping centers and malls, multi-family housing, office buildings, manufacturing, industrial and warehouse facilities, and other commercial properties
  • Formation of ownership structures to maximize financing and tax benefits, including: partnerships and joint ventures, limited liability companies, and special purpose entities


  • Conventional debt
  • Securitized debt
  • Mezzanine financing
  • Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae
  • HUD
  • Construction
  • Federal and state tax credits

Real Estate Development

  • Acquisition, assemblage, development and preparing foundation for: retail developments and mixed-use developments
  • Preparation of: property owners’ association documents, declaration of restrictive covenants, sales contracts, and leases
  • Historic preservation projects

Real Estate Leasing and Management

  • Retail leases
  • Office leases
  • Restaurant leases
  • Industrial/warehouse leases
  • Ground leases
  • Lease assignments
  • Subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements
  • Waivers
  • Estoppels
  • Property management agreements

Tax Planning and 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges

  • Structuring of transactions to maximize tax benefits
  • Ensure compliance with 1031 like-kind exchange requirements

Land Use Regulation and Planning

  • Review of planning, zoning and other land use ordinances
  • Work with engineers and surveyors regarding preparation of plats and related documents
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