swindell and jones

Commercial Real Estate

Swindell & Bond provides experience, sophisticated legal knowledge and a pragmatic business approach to assist real estate developers, institutional investors, insurance companies, corporations and financial institutions handle all aspects of their commercial real estate and complex construction transactions, all in a responsive, service oriented manner. The Firm possesses over seventy years combined experience in all types of real estate and construction law matters from office to industrial, retail to land development and multi-million dollar construction projects.

Areas of Focus:

  • Real estate acquisition and disposition
  • Commercial leasing, including retail, office and industrial
  • Tax deferred exchanges
  • Ground leases and sale-leaseback transactions
  • Real estate due diligence
  • Development agreements, easements and construction
  • Condominium, townhouse and mixed-use developments
  • Joint venture and partnership agreements
  • Public/private collaborations
  • Subdivision development

Financial Services

Swindell & Bond provides lenders and borrowers of all sizes with expertise for all types of financing transactions, including real estate lending, asset based lending, and mezzanine finance transactions. The Firm also provides experienced counsel for debt restructuring, community development and tax credit financing. The Firm’s business driven practical approach to complex issues makes financing transactions efficient and cost effective for the clients.

Special Assets/Distressed Real Estate and Debt

Swindell & Bond provides lenders and investors with the expertise to workout and restructure all types of commercial real estate loans. The Firm's extensive experience in representing major financial institutions as both outside and in house counsel over the past twenty-five years gives the Firm unparalleled insight and perspective as we confront the beginnings on the most severe real estate recession of our generation. The Firm's broad and deep legal skills, experience and insight will be brought to bear to minimize risk and maximize recovery.

Areas of Focus:

  • Workouts and Restructuring of Distressed Commercial Real Estate Loans.
  • Acquisition and Disposition of Distressed Loans and Loan Pools
  • OREO Property Management and Stabilization
  • OREO Disposition

Corporate and Business

Swindell & Bond offers comprehensive legal services to organizations in all stages of development. The Firm’s experience provides the attorneys with the ability to handle both typical and complex transactions for any sized company. The attorneys represent the Firm’s clients with respect to all aspects of commercial transactions and business-related legal issues, such as, but not limited to: mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures and partnerships; private equity, venture capital, asset and real estate based financings; the formation of a business; the creation and maintenance of corporate governance documents and the preparation of all commercial documents.

Areas of Focus:

  • Organization and structural issues for new and existing entities
  • Venture capital financing, including equity, debt and convertible debt tranches
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Franchise agreements
  • Internal investigation
  • Corporate succession planning
  • Closely held corporation issues
  • Contract negotiation

Construction and Procurement

Swindell & Bond offers a full range of legal services to construction industry clients in all aspects of construction-related contract negotiation, bid preparation, dispute resolution and litigation.

Areas of Focus:

  • Construction contract negotiation
  • Bid protests and award issues
  • Project management representation
  • Construction administration services and risk management
  • Contract interpretation, complex contract claims and surety litigation
  • Claims preparation and negotiation
  • Contract defaults and terminations
  • Delay and inefficiency claims
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Payment and Performance bond issues
  • Insurance coverage and claim disputes
  • Mechanic's liens