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Overview

Cox Castle represents residential developers, builders, owners and operators of all sizes in the acquisition, disposition, financing, entitlement, development and construction of residential and mixed-use real estate assets. Our diverse and seasoned team of attorneys also advise clients on the financing of these projects, representing developers, builders, investors and lenders with respect to equity or mezzanine debt, participating or conventional debt, public finance and other structured finance vehicles (such as land banking and model home financing).

We provide a wide range of services to our builder, developer, investor and lender clients in the residential and mixed-use development industry, including:

  • Acquisitions and due diligence
  • Affordable housing requirements
  • Bankruptcy and receiverships
  • CalBRE/DRE and CC&Rs
  • Construction          
  • Disputes, dispute resolution and litigation
  • Dispositions
  • Environmental and natural resources
  • Entity financing and structuring
  • Infrastructure development and public finance
  • Insurance and risk mitigation
  • Labor and employment
  • Land use entitlements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions and Recapitalizations
  • Project debt and equity finance
  • Structured land banking and model home financing
  • Tax-related matters

Our clients include privately held entrepreneurial developers and builders, some of the largest public builders in the country and some of the largest lenders and investors providing financing in this space. Our coverage runs the gamut of product types, including urban developments, repurposed projects, build-to-rent communities and large, master-planned residential communities, including projects containing thousands of homes and sometimes taking decades to entitle, design, develop and sell.

At the builder entity level, we have extensive experience advising clients on entity structures, entity level financings, recapitalizations and mergers and acquisitions.

Our attorneys offer a combination of industry expertise and legal experience to help address the full spectrum of our clients’ residential and mixed-use development needs, including zoning and land use, acquisition, financing, construction, risk mitigation, public subsidy/economic incentives, affordable housing requirements, CalBRE/DRE matters, master and homeowner association formation and structuring, CC&Rs, homebuyer documentation and fair housing matters.

We keenly track changing trends in the residential market and deliver comprehensive strategies to satisfy client business objectives with the right speed and tone to optimize return on investment.

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