Cox Castle has extensive capabilities across all facets of life sciences real estate, representing a variety of companies and investors in such transactions as acquisitions and dispositions, financing, entitlement and development, construction, leasing and property management, joint venture and risk management, and insurance. Our attorneys work on all types of life science assets, including facilities providing laboratory, research and development (R&D), and office space for universities; technology, biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies; and other life science-related facilities.

Life science projects present a myriad of unique considerations that affect the structuring and negotiation of key transactional agreements. Our breadth of experience in the specific nuances of the sector, coupled with our understanding of current market conditions and trends, allows us to advise these sophisticated clients in increasingly complex transactions.

Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions

We represent both buyers and sellers of life science assets throughout the United States. Our knowledge of the real estate needs of the life science industry allows us to provide valuable advice and insight when advising life science clients on property acquisitions and dispositions.


We represent developers and investors in the development of a wide variety of life science-related real estate assets. We have expertise in all stages of the construction and development process, including negotiating development management agreements, architect agreements and construction contracts, as well as implementing customized insurance programs.

Joint Ventures

We represent both investors (including REITs and public pension funds) and operators in establishing their joint venture relationships in connection with the acquisition, ownership and operation of life science-related real estate projects and portfolios.

Property Management

We represent owners and operators in the negotiation of property management agreements for life science facilities. Our deep industry knowledge allows us to provide effective guidance to clients navigating the unique issues that arise in property management agreements for life science facilities.


We assist life science clients in obtaining all types of debt financing, from agency lenders such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD, traditional balance sheet lenders, and non-traditional capital sources. Our attorneys handle acquisition, permanent, bridge and construction loans, as well as ground lease, mezzanine and joint venture financing.


We have in-depth experience and knowledge in all facets of land use approvals for life science projects, including general and specific plans, zoning, conditional use permits, variances, and related matters.


We have extensive experience in leasing and master leasing all types of life science assets, from multi-tenant to single-user buildings.

The depth and breadth of our real estate capabilities enable us to draw on the special expertise of other Cox Castle attorneys in other areas, such as litigation and dispute resolution, environmental matters, risk management and insurance coverage, public finance, and construction law to deliver comprehensive legal services to our life science clients.



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