Real Estate Industry

Roetzel helps participants in the real estate industry — contractors and commercial owners; Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and institutional investors; homebuilders; architects and engineers; buyers and sellers; homeowner cooperative and condominium associations; and a variety of property managers, landlords, owners, and tenants — successfully achieve their business and strategic objectives. 

Roetzel attorneys regularly earn industry and legal recognition for our real estate work.

We provide the multidisciplinary advice that developers need to complete sophisticated retail and commercial projects, including guidance on financing, labor, environmental compliance, intellectual property, and taxation issues. Our attorneys resolve eminent domain, insurance, construction, and other disputes for clients before state and federal courts and represent clients’ interests before federal, state, and local administrative agencies and governments. We advise on land use and entitlement, contracts and leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and property valuations and 1031 exchanges. 

Roetzel regularly earns industry and legal recognition for our real estate work, including as one of the “Best of the Best” law firms by Midwest Real Estate Work. 

Our attorneys are active leaders in related industry and civic associations and several are board certified in real estate law by the Florida Bar. Others spent time before joining the firm as law directors, city attorneys, and assistant county attorneys, where they regularly dealt with growth management issues, regulatory issues, and property valuation challenges. Still others have spent time in-house — for example, as general counsel to a large building industry association — and as national real estate counsel for retailers across the country.

In addition, a number of Roetzel lawyers act as agents for title insurance companies — the firm itself has been consistently recognized as one of the “Top 25“ agents for one of the largest title underwriters in Florida — and many also have valuable experience in the area of sustainable development and green construction and development.

Related Media & Events

  1. Alerts
    Substitute Version of Bill in Ohio House That Could Dramatically Change Eminent Domain Law Recently Accepted by Committee - Feb 20, 2024
    Criminal Penalties in Florida for Failing to Provide Affidavit about Foreign Entities at Closing - Jul 24, 2023
    2022 Bill in Ohio House That Could Dramatically Change Eminent Domain Law Reintroduced in 2023 - Mar 28, 2023
    Ohio Eminent Domain: Supreme Court Opens Door for Agencies to Pay Less Compensation Through “Appraisal Shopping” - Jan 9, 2023
    Increase in the Fees Charged for Estoppel Certificates - Sep 16, 2022
    Ohio S.B. 61 Adds Protections for Solar Panels on Condominium and Planned Community Homes - Aug 18, 2022
    U.S. Supreme Court Effectively Expands Its Controversial 2005 Kelo Decision - Jul 6, 2022
    New Bill in Ohio House Could Dramatically Change Eminent Domain Law - Jun 14, 2022
    Governor DeSantis Signs Senate Bill Establishing Building Safety Act for Condominium and Cooperative Associations - May 27, 2022
    U.S. Supreme Court Decides Important Regulatory Taking Case In Favor of Property Owners - May 12, 2022
    Court Rejects Use of Eminent Domain for Recreational Trail - Apr 21, 2022
    U.S. Supreme Court Expands Definition of What Constitutes a Physical Taking - Apr 14, 2022
    U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Private Company Can Exercise Federal Condemnation Authority Over State-Owned Land - Mar 3, 2022
    What is a ‘Quick Take’ in Eminent Domain Law? - Oct 13, 2021
    What Are the 3 Types of ‘Takings’ for Eminent Domain Cases in the US? - Sep 14, 2021
    Public Use vs. Necessity | The Two Pillars of Eminent Domain - Aug 27, 2021
    What Are My Constitutional Rights for Eminent Domain Appeals in Ohio? - Aug 20, 2021
    Can I Appeal My Eminent Domain Case in Ohio? - Aug 12, 2021
    New Liability Protection for Purchasers of Contaminated Properties in Ohio - Oct 23, 2020
    EEOC Acknowledges Limitations to Its Enforcement Powers in Recent Opinion Letter - Sep 14, 2020
    Florida Governor Extends Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief until Oct. 1 - Sep 1, 2020
    Florida Governor Extends, With Conditions, State’s Moratorium on Mortgage Foreclosures and Evictions Relief - Jul 30, 2020
    Significant Changes to Illinois Discrimination Law - Jul 9, 2020
    Governor Extends Florida State of Emergency for 60 Days - Jul 7, 2020
    Florida Adopts Legislation to Limit Abuse of Fair Housing Act Relative to Emotional Support Animals - Jul 1, 2020
    Supreme Court Rules LGBTQ Employees Are Protected from Job Discrimination - Jun 15, 2020
    EEO-1 Report Deadline Pushed Back to 2021 - May 13, 2020
    Federal Court Excludes Evidence of Stigma Damages in Eminent Domain Case Involving Gas Pipeline - May 13, 2020
    Governor Extends Florida State of Emergency - May 8, 2020
    EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on “High-Risk” Employees Returning to Work - May 8, 2020
    Highlights from Ohio’s May 1, 2020 Revised Stay at Home (Stay Safe) Order - May 1, 2020
    Key Issues to Address in Returning to Work - May 1, 2020
    Reopening Your Community: Frequently Asked Questions - Apr 30, 2020
    EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance to Address Employers Reopening for Business - Apr 24, 2020
    House Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act with Sweeping Employment and Health Related Provisions to Address COVID-19 - Mar 14, 2020
    Insurance Coverage and COVID-19 - Mar 13, 2020
    Roetzel Response to COVID-19 - NULL
    After Knick, A Property Owner Can Remove an Eminent Domain Case to Federal Court, Right? Not so Fast! - Jan 6, 2020
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  2. Articles
    Avoiding Common Property Ownership Issues - 2016 - Properties Magazine
    Do Your Due Diligence - 2014 - Properties Magazine
    Asset Protection Opportunity for Physicians - 2013 - MD News Magazine
    Asset Protection for Developers/Builders - July 2013 - Properties Magazine
    Attorney's Fees - A Warning to Landlords - NULL - Properties Magazine
    Subleasing 101 - NULL - Properties Magazine
    Get It In Writing - A Primer on Real Estate Contracts - NULL - Properties Magazine
    Tenants in Common Agreements - The Pros & Cons - NULL - Properties Magazine
    Buyer Beware - Justifiable Reliance in Commercial Contracts - NULL - Properties Magazine
    Buyer Beware - Changes in Ohio's Foreclosure Law - NULL - Properties Magazine
    Working With Your Lawyer - NULL - Properties Magazine
    Representations & Warranties: Be Careful What You Say - NULL - Properties Magazine
    Transfer on Death Deeds - Preparers Beware - NULL - Properties Magazine
    The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 - Boom or Bust - NULL - Properties Magazine
    Death of Toxic Mold Cases? An Overview of Recent Developments in Toxic Mold Real Estate Litigation - NULL - Properties Magazine
    A Tax Break for Seniors - Changes to Ohio's Homestead Exemption - NULL - Properties Magazine
    Contractors Beware - Clarification on Enforcement of "No Damage for Delay" Clauses - NULL - Properties Magazine
    Putting the Red Light on Red Light District Businesses? - NULL - Properties Magazine
    Neighbor Beware - A Primer on Adverse Possession - NULL - Properties Magazine
  3. Podcasts
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Healthcare Practice Lease Negotiations: Avoid Missing Out on Potential Opportunities - Jan 18, 2024
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Lease Negotiations: What to Know Before Signing on the Dotted Line - Aug 4, 2022
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Build Out Or Buy? Financing Real Estate Transactions in Healthcare Practices - Jan 13, 2022
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Lease Negotiations: Why Healthcare Practices Should Use Real Estate Brokers - Dec 23, 2021
    Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Conflicts Between Essential Businesses and Their Landlords - What’s a Medical Practice to Do? - Mar 24, 2020
  4. Firm News
    Roetzel Adds Depth in Medical Defense & Real Estate Groups - Apr 23, 2024
    Roetzel & Andress Announces Emily Anglewicz as Shareholder-in-Charge of Associates - Feb 26, 2024
    Roetzel & Andress Welcomes Attorney Brett Bleier to its Naples Office - Feb 2, 2024
    Roetzel Grows in Chicago with Additions of Reniva & Lee - Dec 8, 2023
    Roetzel & Andress Welcomes Three Associates to the Firm - Nov 15, 2023
    Roetzel Earns National and Regional Rankings in 2024 Best Law Firms® - Nov 2, 2023
    Roetzel & Andress Attorney Lauren Zidones Honored with Laura Allio Emerging Leader Award by Women's Network Leadership Institute - Oct 20, 2023
    Eight Roetzel Attorneys Recognized as “Top Lawyer” by Naples Illustrated - Sep 1, 2023
    15 Roetzel Attorneys Named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Aug 17, 2023
    Attorneys Islam & Makar Join Roetzel’s Naples Office - Jun 27, 2023
    Eight Roetzel Attorneys Named 2023 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars - Jun 26, 2023
    Roetzel Moves Chicago Office; Provides Enhanced Location and Client Service Offerings - Jun 12, 2023
    Steve Jones Quoted in Sandusky Register Article on Potential Effects of Proposed Roundabout - Feb 18, 2023
    Roetzel & Andress Named to 2023 “Best Law Firms” List - Nov 3, 2022
    Nine Roetzel Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® 2023 - Aug 18, 2022
    Roetzel’s Lauren Zidones Named a 30 For The Future Award Recipient - Aug 10, 2022
    Two Roetzel Attorneys Honored as “20 in their Twenties” Class of 2022 by Crain’s Cleveland Business - Jun 6, 2022
    Roetzel & Andress Adds Three Associate Attorneys - Mar 3, 2022
    Twenty-Seven Roetzel Attorneys Selected to 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List - Dec 30, 2021
    Roetzel Adds Five Associates to the Firm - Nov 9, 2021
    16 Roetzel Attorneys Recognized as “Top Lawyer” by Naples Illustrated - Sep 1, 2021
    74 Roetzel Attorneys Named 2022 Best Lawyers in America®; 18 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Aug 19, 2021
    Roetzel Adds Two Attorneys in Akron & Cleveland - Jul 22, 2021
    Roetzel’s Ashley Lupo Awarded Collier County Bar Foundation Annual Service Award - Apr 30, 2021
    Roetzel’s Reopening America Readiness Team Formed to Help Businesses Reopen - May 5, 2020
    Roetzel Announces Attorneys Named Among 2019 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars - Jun 6, 2019
    David Woodburn Quoted on - Jan 12, 2019