Areas of expertise

Real Estate & Construction

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP attorneys have decades of experience in providing counsel on all aspects of real estate and construction. We assist owners, buyers, sellers, builders, design professionals, developers and financial institutions in all types of real estate transactions – from simple purchases or sales to multimillion-dollar developments.

Whether the project is a shopping center, apartment complex, office building, warehouse, mixed-use or industrial development, our attorneys have the experience to provide counsel in the structuring, zoning, variances, acquisition, financing, construction, leasing, sale or tax-deferred exchange of that project.

We work collaboratively with the firm’s other practice areas to provide you with the highest level of legal representation. Our title agency, Cornerstone Title Agency, LLC, is an agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company and provides a full range of title and closing services.

 

Economic Development Incentives

As a full-service business law firm, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP assists clients to strategically leverage resources to meet their goals and objectives. We help clients grow their enterprise by taking advantage of federal, state and local incentive programs. Our attorneys have extensive experience with State of Ohio economic development programs involving loans, using bonds for growth, tax credits and grants. We also have considerable depth in negotiating incentives with municipalities for property tax abatement or job-creation type credits.

Our attorneys can also work with you to obtain economic development incentives to renovate or purchase projects, including:

    • Real estate tax abatements
    • Community development incentives
    • Job creation tax credits and tax increment financing

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Real Estate Litigation

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP attorneys represent lenders, owners, insurance companies, businesses, governments, developers, title agents and other real estate professionals in all areas of real estate ownership, finance, development and management. 

We practice in state and federal courts, to assist our clients’ litigation needs in connection with their real estate disputes including leasing, use disputes and contract arbitration.

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Real Property Tax Valuations, Exemptions and Abatements

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP attorneys represent owners and tenants seeking a reduction in real property valuation. Our efforts can result in significant property tax savings for property owners and sometimes their tenants.

Over the last few years, we have saved our clients millions of dollars by challenging property valuation assessments. Certain real property may qualify for real estate tax exemption or abatement, which can also result in significant tax savings. Our attorneys are skilled in recognizing these opportunities and help obtain the benefits of tax abated property and the tax liabilities that will exist once the tax abatement expires. We also routinely file applications for obtaining real property tax exemptions for churches, educational facilities and many types of charitable organizations.

Commercial Real Estate Lending

Our firm has worked extensively with financial institutions, conduit lenders, insurance companies, mezzanine lenders, government authorities, private lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial real estate transactions.

Construction Law – Representing Clients Engaged in All Phases of Construction

Our Real Estate & Construction attorneys understand every stage of the construction process – from bidding to closeout and estimating to buyout of the project (and disputes and liens). We have successfully represented owners, developers, bankers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers and material suppliers on projects throughout Ohio. Our representation of those in the construction industry ranges from private industrial, commercial, and residential projects to public projects with both multi-prime and design-build contracts.

Our attorneys understand that “time is money” on every construction project. Our goal is to be proactive and always address problems before they start. We understand the evolving challenges facing the construction industry and work diligently to not only meet but exceed our clients’ unique needs.

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