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Real Estate Operations

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What We Do

Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Operations Department (REOPS) was created in 2000 to provide real estate owners, developers, managers, and users with industry-focused representation. We also represent real estate lenders and borrowers in defaults, workouts, and foreclosures. Our lawyers are cross-trained in virtually all aspects of commercial real estate and offer unique, multidisciplinary services in four primary areas:

Real Estate Litigation

  • Commercial lease enforcement and litigation
  • Construction and lien litigation
  • Class actions
  • J-51 and 421-a litigations
  • Fair market value and operating expense arbitrations
  • Brokerage disputes
  • Joint venture and acquisition disputes
  • Co-working agreement disputes and litigation

Operations and Property Management

  • Dispute resolution strategies
  • Property management strategies
  • Public access and assembly issues
  • Zoning and land use
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Lease notices including default notices, rights of first offer, and rights of first refusal
  • Violations and liens
  • Pre-acquisition due diligence

Commercial Leasing 

  • Retail
  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Co-working agreements
  • Letters of credit, guarantees, and security deposits
  • Occupancy agreements and licenses
  • Pop-up retail agreements
  • Property management agreements
  • Brokerage agreements

Distressed Debt

  • Lender and borrower representation
  • Loan workouts
  • Deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure
  • Foreclosures
  • Debt restructuring

 Real Estate Bankruptcy 

  • Landlord and creditor representation
  • Bankruptcy trials and adversary proceedings
  • Insolvency analysis and strategy
  • Preference assessment and resolution
  • Restructuring of leases
  • Claims filing, litigation, negotiation, and recovery

Who We Represent

REOPS provides real estate owners, lenders, developers, managers, and users with industry-focused representation. We represent prominent real estate companies, Fortune 100 corporations, property management companies, financial institutions, hotels, and insurance companies. We also represent retailers and other tenants in portfolio consolidation, leasing and strategic closures. REOPS is committed to excellence, responsiveness and dedication to clients.


REOPS has more than 50 attorneys across the United States and is one united team of cross-trained lawyers capable of handling evolving matters from inception to conclusion – not multiple, unrelated departments collaborating only when needed. This simple yet unique approach sets us apart and helps us effectively resolve complex real estate issues. REOPS handles a wide variety of matters from routine day-to-day operational issues to complex, high-stakes real estate litigation.

Coronavirus Response

REOPS represents real estate operators facing unprecedented challenges during the pandemic including in portfolio analysis, bankruptcy matters, enforcing lease obligations and workouts. Our wide-ranging experience and business focused approach enables REOPS to provide clients with common sense strategies for resolving complex issues.