Overview

Foley Hoag’s Real Estate & Development Group helps our clients develop successful strategies, obtain government approvals, secure project financing and build great projects. As a leading law firm with offices in Boston, New York, Paris and Washington D.C., Foley Hoag represents owners and developers, landlords and tenants on the full range of development projects, from residential to office and commercial to complex public infrastructure investment. Airport terminals, highways and transit lines, water treatment plants, hospitals, gaming facilities and cultural centers, to housing developments, academic buildings, industrial facilities, retail centers and office campuses – Foley Hoag has helped them all go from concept to reality.

Foley Hoag lawyers understand that success on a large-scale project means satisfying stakeholders on every front. That can include inside your organization, before a regulatory agency, or at a stakeholder's meeting. Nothing derails a project faster than leaving yourself exposed to a legal challenge on one of these fronts. 

We make it our mission to understand your business and objectives so we can help you avoid and overcome legal challenges. Our Real Estate & Development lawyers provide strategic advice on complying with federal, state and local regulatory, zoning, and land use requirements. When conditions require extraordinary measures – variances, special legislation, etc. – Foley Hoag has the creativity and legal experience to accomplish what’s needed to keep your project moving forward.

The Real Estate & Development Group also understands the importance of assembling the right team to make your project a reality. The practice advises clients on consultant selection, title law issues, leasing, financing, and procurement transactions, project delivery methods, and on the contracting forms they use with their business partners. Foley Hoag can also resolve claims—amicably when possible, in court or arbitration when necessary. Whatever your interest in development, we can help you define your objectives, avoid obstacles, and achieve results.