Joint Venture

Joint Venture

Overview

Cox, Castle & Nicholson has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate joint ventures. We specialize in structuring deals to accomplish our clients' business objectives while minimizing legal concerns and overall risk. Our attorneys are experts in acquisitions and dispositions, real estate finance, bankruptcy and workouts, as well as a broad range of related real estate matters. We also provide general corporate, tax, and operations representation and counsel.

We have extensive experience representing developers, landowners, equity investors, syndicators, lenders, tenants, and others in all aspects of real estate transactions. We offer particular expertise in planning, negotiating, documenting, forming, and implementing all types of joint ventures, including limited liability companies and partnerships, as well as providing guidance during partner disputes and litigation. In addition to equity investment through customary joint venture mechanisms, we structure a wide array of funding vehicles, including senior and subordinated project and entity-level debt, construction loans, acquisition and development loans, mezzanine financing, shared appreciation loans, various hybrid debt/equity instruments, development management agreements, and land development funds.

We have experience with projects in a broad range of property types, including multi-family and single-family housing, office projects, shopping centers, hotels, industrial parks, mixed-use projects, resort projects, and undeveloped land. Because of our long-term and repeated client representations in these various sectors, we understand our clients' businesses. Our knowledge of market terms and deal structures facilitates achievement of our clients' objectives.

With our breadth of experience, we are familiar with, and have helped to create, virtually every joint venture mechanism currently being applied, as well as transactional structures of varying types related to asset acquisition and disposition, financing, and entity organization and governance. We participate in a broad range of transactions with investors, lenders, issuers, developers, owners, managers, operators, mortgage bankers and brokers, investment bankers, underwriters, financial advisers, and others. By structuring, documenting, and implementing programs that satisfy the legal requirements of federal and state law while meeting the business goals of our clients, we demonstrate a commitment to the industry as a whole.

Representative
Matters

Represented a public pension fund in negotiation of two joint ventures with residential developers, each with an ongoing capital commitment in excess of $125 million.

Represented a public homebuilder in negotiating a joint venture for the entitlement and development of a 1900 acre Southern California master development.

Represented a commercial developer in the negotiation of a joint venture for the development of a 750,000 square foot California regional mall.

Counsel to a joint venture comprised of a consortium of builders who have teamed up to coordinate the construction of infrastructure for a new residential development in the Inland Empire.

Represented an equity provider in connection with the formation of a joint venture and concurrent acquisition of three planning areas in a "broken" master development in Southern California.

Represented a developer in the negotiation of a joint venture with a preferred equity investor in relation to the development and ownership of a 100,000 square foot office building in Santa Clara County, California, and negotiated related development management, asset management, and property management agreements.

Represented a healthcare REIT in connection with a joint venture to acquire and operate a rehabilitation hospital located in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Attorneys &
Paralegals

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Barr, Lindsey H. Associate Los Angeles 310.284.2202
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Beglinger , Veena Associate San Francisco 415.262.5132
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Bennett, Robin L. Senior Paralegal Los Angeles 310.284.2219
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Black, Randall Partner Orange County 949.260.4615
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Bose, Erica A. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2225
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Caligari, Gregory B. Partner San Francisco 415.262.5111
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Camara, Mario Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2208
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Campbell, Scott R. Senior Paralegal Los Angeles 310.284.2107
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Crabtree, Kevin J. Partner San Francisco 415.262.5155
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Gossai, Amanda D. Associate San Francisco 415.262.5105
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Joe, Yeana S. Associate Los Angeles 310.284.2124
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Kinigstein, Kevin S. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2191
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Kittleson, John Partner Orange County 949.260.4619
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Korenaga, Corin M. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2224
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Levy, Matthew L. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2221
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Li, Stephen D. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2232
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Luko, Laura L. Associate Los Angeles 310.284.2264
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McClanathan, Mark P. Partner Orange County 949.260.4630
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Rosenberg, David S. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2251
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Stoecker, Sheena M. Associate Los Angeles 310.284.2291
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Stone, Julie Paralegal San Francisco 415.262.5128
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Sykes, Robert J. Partner Orange County 949.260.4640
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