Jack, a partner with Walter | Haverfield’s Real Estate Group, has more than 40 years of experience in handling complex real estate and real estate-related transactions for owner/developers, corporations, lending institutions, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. He has served as counsel for an extensive cross-section of client projects, including adaptive, mixed-use redevelopments (typically involving historic elements), office and medical buildings, campuses, warehouses, condominiums and planned unit developments, marinas, hospital buildings, apartment buildings, warehouse/office-to-apartment conversions, residential subdivisions, industrial parks, live performance theaters, hotels, motor inns, and shopping centers. Jack has also acted as counsel for local and national lenders in negotiating and documenting construction and permanent loans. He has negotiated leases of all types (shopping center, office, industrial) for both landlords and tenants, including ground leases, build-to-suit, and complex construction/work letter situations.
Jack’s construction and development experience includes lump-sum, guaranteed maximum price, design, build, and construction management agreements, zoning and land use planning, and mechanics’ lien matters. The formation of business entities dealing with real estate, such as limited liability companies, joint ventures, and limited partnerships, is one of Jack’s specialties, including documentation and planning for Historic Tax Credit and New Markets Tax Credit transactions, and preferred equity investments. He has handled acquisitions, like-kind exchanges, sales, and options for a wide variety of real estate matters including vacant land, conservation easements and flyways, properties affected by littoral and riparian rights, air rights, and improved properties of all sorts.
Jack is known for his innovative, practical approaches to representation of parties in complex real estate transactions. He helps plan structuring of the capital stack and negotiation of the competing interests of each party in the capital stack. His unique approaches to creating and stacking various real property interests in any project also help bring about successful closings in the face of difficult obstacles.