Developers, public and private businesses with commercial operations, retailers and utilities all rely on Doerner’s capabilities to handle every aspect of real estate purchase, sale and lease transactions. From environmental and title due diligence, to land purchase and financing, and through the approval process with local governments and agencies, we offer comprehensive real estate counsel in Oklahoma, throughout the surrounding states and nationally. Our lawyers are known and respected by all the municipal land use and zoning boards, lenders and developers with whom we work.

We represent real value for clients in all types of real estate transactions, including residential, retail, office and industrial. In addition, our transactional work with a national telecom leader on hundreds of properties and our work with a major public utility typifies our breadth and reach. Further, we routinely assist clients with the coordination and representation needed to accomplish multiple-property acquisition projects.

Clients say that one of the most important differentiators setting Doerner apart from competitor firms is that we are fully versed in public-private real estate transactions. We have experience with some of the biggest tax increment financing (TIF) incentives in state history, and while we typically assist developers with such transactions, we also advise municipalities. Our understanding of the political realities behind TIF projects as well as the legal requirements means that we can help all parties realize their business objectives.

In energy sector real estate work nationwide, Doerner has done significant work in transactions valued at hundreds of millions of dollars involving Marcellus Shale mineral rights. For all transactions involving energy properties we understand the complex tax, leasing and title issues. Often our work is an extension of the firm’s in-depth real estate litigation skills, which encompass title, easement, right-of-way and land use disputes.

A true strength of our real estate lawyers is their collaboration with Doerner colleagues focused on environmental, foreclosure and construction law, particularly in the development of brownfield properties. Equally important, the firm’s strength in commercial law puts us on the short list of counsel to money-center banks that finance real estate projects in major Oklahoma cities.

Essential to our successful real estate counseling is the market knowledge and common sense of Doerner’s team. We are hands-on and always available to keep deals moving. We get all parties to closing so they can meet their business objectives, and add value by anticipating problems and developing solutions up-front.

  • Represented a major cellular telecommunications provider in acquiring hundreds of real estate properties throughout the U.S.
  • Advised an international non-profit professional organization in connection with zoning, construction, development and financing issues related to its new international headquarters building.
  • Worked to obtain the largest Tax Increment Finance (TIF) economic development incentive awarded in Tulsa history, for a national retail developer of the first retail power center in Tulsa.

  • Purchase, sale, leasing and foreclosure on a full range of real estate properties.
  • Structuring of tax increment financing and other economic development incentive projects.
  • Environmental impact reviews and related due diligence in property transactions.
  • Judicial and non-judicial (power of sale) commercial real estate foreclosure and receivership proceedings, including recovery of deficiency judgments, receiverships and lien proceedings.
  • Comprehensive land use, development, title and zoning assistance.
  • Eminent domain proceedings (for condemnors or landowners).

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For a Fortune 500 company, a large bank or a property developer, every real estate transaction represents a major investment in time and of money. Our lawyers know the industry and are recognized leaders in completing large and complex projects. We understand what’s at stake, and work efficiently for fast action and successful results.

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