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Practice Leaders

  • Real Estate Legal Update
  • Chambers UK 2016 Leading Firm
  • The Legal 500 United States 2015 - Leading Firm
  • The Legal 500 United States 2014 - Leading Firm

The Reed Smith Real Estate Group is comprised of 150 lawyers and legal professionals worldwide, providing the highest quality service and a global practice that spans the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our lawyers are committed to partnering with clients, providing tailored advice and developing effective solutions for clients' real estate needs, whether local, regional, international or pan-global.

We are among a truly select group of international law firms that have highly qualified real estate lawyers who are particularly well-established in their industries and jurisdictions. Our success in real estate is a result of our knowledge and appreciation of local laws, customs and practices, combined with our global perspective, advanced cross-border skills and experience. We have the ability to add real value, expedite transactions and minimize conflict, risk and frustration for clients because we understand their commercial objectives and requirements, and can provide the right resources, regardless of location or size of client project.

Our global real estate lawyers provide a broad range of services to a diverse client base and are able to advise on all types of real estate transactions. We are recognized for the strengths and capabilities of our integrated teams of lawyers acting on behalf of investors, developers, lenders and corporate clients, in all real estate asset classes and categories, from the traditional – commercial, corporate industrial, office, retail and hospitality; to the hybrid – mixed use, transit-oriented public works and public private partnerships; to the up-and-coming – air rights condominiums, oil and gas, and wind and solar energy projects.

Our geographical reach allows us to follow clients into their chosen jurisdictions and respond to the real estate needs, around the globe. We are able to staff our matters and projects with the right team of real estate lawyers who recognize and know how to handle the unique and specific needs of clients. We also provide clients with continuity of service through our integrated cross-office team approach - regardless of physical location - sharing our skills, familiarity and experience - ensuring the client’s needs are met. In addition, we use well-established networks of associated firms in countries where we do not currently have offices.