The firm's real estate clients have long included developers and the firm has been involved in every phase of the development process: acquisition, assemblage, land use, amenity planning, application, design and construction documentation, financing via institutional lending, domestic or international partnerships/joint ventures, and operational issues. The diverse property types have included office and residential Manhattan, Newark, Hartford and Boston skyscrapers, regional shopping malls and lifestyle centers, mixed-use developments, "big box" retail outlets, warehouse/industrial sites, and the stadiums of major football and baseball franchises.
Some, including New York City's Trump Tower, have required the transfer of development rights, for which one Group partner developed standard documentation published by the Practicing Law Institute. For others, particularly shopping center and mixed-use developments, the group has formulated and critiqued complex reciprocal easement agreements, operating covenants, and declarations to balance rights and remedies among multiple uses and users. These projects have been documented for domestic developers, as well as for international joint ventures entering the American development process. Other practice groups provide advice on tax incentives and governmental financing packages for such projects when needed.