With approximately 50
attorneys in our national Real Estate Practice Group, working from our offices in Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin, we can staff projects by matching attorneys’ skills and experience with our clients’ specific needs and goals. We have integrated the practices and experiences of the attorneys in our seven offices into a single, multi-office national platform. This combined breadth and depth of experience provides our clients with the highest quality of talent in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Our Primary Practice Areas: Our integrated practice focuses on four general areas of service:
Acquisitions and Dispositions
We cover all dimensions of single and portfolio commercial real estate sales and purchases, from pre-contract analysis and transaction structuring (including ownership entity formation) through due diligence to closing and post-closing follow-through.
We represent both landlords and tenants in the leasing of all types of commercial properties throughout the country. We regularly prepare, negotiate and review all types of office, retail and industrial leases, as well as rooftop antenna agreements, telecommunications license agreements, parking agreements, indemnity agreements, consents to subleases and assignments, and start-up construction agreements.
Land Use and Development
We represent a diverse array of clients through the entire lifecycle of a real estate development.
Real Estate Finance
We assist banks, life insurance companies, and other capital providers structure, negotiate and close a broad range of financing transactions, including commercial and residential construction and permanent loan financing, mezzanine financing, leasehold and fee mortgage financing, and securitized lending on all types of real estate.
Our Expertise in Other Related and Specialized Practice Areas
In addition to our traditional work in Acquisitions and Dispositions, Real Estate Finance, Commercial Leasing, and Land Use and Development, we are active in many other more specialized areas of real estate-related practice.
Alternative Energy/Sustainability Team provides real estate expertise to developers of wind farms, thermal solar power projects, and other alternative energy projects in the country.
Health Care Team has developed significant experience in dealing with real estate projects for health care providers, hospitals, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, health care technology companies, pharmaceutical companies and health insurers.
Workout Team has extensive experience in the areas of creditors’ rights, secured transactions, restructuring and workouts, debtor in possession financing, mortgage foreclosures, and reorganizations.
Construction Transactions Team works for clients around the country in drafting, reviewing and negotiating project-specific architect, engineering and general and subcontractor agreements; we are also familiar with the latest AIA forms and the new ConsensusDOCS contract documents, and we are experts in the emerging field of integrated project delivery; we are skilled at working, collaboratively and effectively with all members of a project delivery team.
Corporate Real Estate Team helps manufacturers, retailers, service providers and others for whom real estate is not their primary business better manage their real estate assets in connection with occasional facility sales, purchases and leases, or corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Data Center Team represents owners, developers, operators and tenants of data center real estate projects. Data centers have their own unique complexities and intricacies and the Quarles team has extensive experience with them whether they be wholesale, colocation, core and shell or turnkey operations.
Tribal Law Team provides a broad array of services to our Native American clients in the Southwest and Midwest.
We are Leaders in our Profession and Active Participants in the Real Estate Industry
Our real estate attorneys do not only practice real estate law, they also help form and shape it. Nine of our attorneys are fellows in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (“ACREL”); seventeen of our group members are designated as Super Lawyers and another eight of our real estate attorneys are identified as “Rising Stars” by their peers around the country; sixteen are named as “Best Lawyers” and one of our partners was named Banking Lawyer of the Year in Southwest Arizona by The Best Lawyers in America; two of our partners were named among the Top 100 Attorneys in Illinois; and nine of our real estate lawyers are listed in Chambers.
Our real estate attorneys are also active in national and local industry trade organizations, including NAIOP (one of our members is on the NAIOP national board); BOMA; CREW; CREO; NAREIT; ULI and ICSC. We also devote considerable time to professional organizations such as the American Council of Mortgage Attorneys (“ACMA”); ACREL (one of our partners is a past president of ACREL); the American Bar Association Real Property Law Section, and the Construction Industry Forum, among others. We chair or participate on the faculty of numerous continuing legal education programs around the country, including Practising Law Institute, ALI-ABA, and Lorman CLE Conferences.
For Further Information
Please feel free to contact the chair of our National Real Estate Group, Diane M. Haller at
if you have any questions about our capabilities or how we might be able to assist you.
If you have a question relating to property in any of our regional markets and would like to contact someone in that region, please feel free to contact:
Illinois Office: Ted Yi at
Wisconsin Offices: Scott Langlois at
Florida Offices: Tim Hains at
Arizona Offices: Matt Mehr at