Real Estate Developers and Property Owners


Bowditch & Dewey’s Real Estate Developers and Property Owners team offers a broad range of deep expertise in all types of sophisticated real estate transactions.  Bowditch & Dewey attorneys assist clients in acquiring, financing, developing and leasing office parks, shopping centers, industrial complexes, affordable housing, assisted-living facilities, facilities for higher education institutions, and residential developments.  

Entity formation

  • Joint ventures
  • Limited liability companies and other real estate entities

Site Acquisition

  • Due diligence
  • Negotiations with site owner and community groups
  • Drafting the contract for acquisition

Permitting and Zoning

  • All types of government approvals: federal, state and municipal
  • Eminent domain
  • MEPA
  • NEPA
  • Wetlands development
  • Brownfields development
  • 40B affordable housing projects
  • Land-use litigation

Construction and Permanent Financing

  • Conventional financing
  • Construction financing
  • Revenue bonds
  • Industrial development bonds
  • Tax credits
  • Government subsidies
  • District improvement financing
  • Infrastructure investment incentive (I-Cubed) financing
  • Conversion of real estate assets into securities


  • Construction contracts
  • Bid protests
  • Payment disputes
  • Warranty issues
  • Mechanics liens
  • Construction litigation


  • Retail, commercial and industrial leases
  • Life-science facility leases
  • Ground leases