Areas of Practice / Real Estate

Oseran Hahn attorneys provide experienced and effective legal services for our clients' real estate needs. While we work with our client on a variety of real estate projects, our attorneys have particular expertise in the following areas:

Purchase and Sale Transactions
Oseran Hahn attorneys pride themselves as being deal makers, not deal breakers. We follow a practical approach, skillfully negotiating and expertly documenting agreements that balance the need to protect the client with the goal of achieving final and fair agreements. Numerous real estate professionals refer both residential and commercial sale transactions to Oseran Hahn, confident that their clients will be well represented.

Oseran Hahn attorneys have assisted clients in establishing nearly 600 condominium projects of all types, from traditional residential communities (involving both attached and detached units), to mixed-use, commercial, and professional projects, both new construction and conversions. Our firm represents the largest condominium developer in the Puget Sound area, but also guides many "first timers" referred to us by real estate professionals (including other lawyers and condominium management companies) through the complex condominium creation process. We do far more than just prepare the necessary documents. Our attorneys will help form an experienced team of surveyors and other reliable experts to ensure that the client's condominium project is established both correctly and efficiently so that the client's marketing may begin as soon as possible. Our firm has been designated as condominium specialists by Fannie Mae, FHA, and the VA, as well as numerous local lenders.

Residential Development

Oseran Hahn attorneys have substantial expertise in the acquisition, financing and development of a broad range of single and multifamily residential projects, including subdivisions, apartments, townhouse and mixed-use residential communities. We assist clients throughout the entire development process, from (a) negotiating and documenting the property purchase, (b) creating an ownership structure aimed at minimizing personal liability, providing management flexibility and accommodating different capital and financing arrangements, (c) reviewing and negotiating development and construction loan documents throughout the project financing process, (d) preparing subdivision CC&Rs, homeowner association documents, easements, purchase and sale agreements and other documents required for the development, and (e) providing advice to the development during the development, sales, management, and turnover process.

Commercial Development, Financing and Leasing

Our attorneys efficiently and expertly provide services for the development, financing, leasing and sale of the entire spectrum of commercial projects, from strip retail to shopping centers, small profession buildings to larger office projects, and mixed use projects from those involving 3 tenants to a regional destination center costing in excess of $150,000,000 to develop. We routinely represent commercial borrowers and lenders alike for construction and permanent loans, as well as joint ventures and creative investor financial arrangements.