Real Estate Development Law
Real Estate Attorneys Serving Indianapolis
Developing Relationships and Successful Outcomes
In real estate development, much rides on good working partnerships. We pride ourselves on guiding clients from concept through completion of large-scale projects and managing expectations of all the involved parties along the way.
Real Estate Development Law Services
Planning, zoning and land use comprise the bulk of our real estate development law services. We work with governments to help plan their communities, as well as with zoning boards, property owners, businesses, developers, builders and real estate investors with issues connected to the development of land.
Developer Client Services
There are many hoops for developers to jump through to get a project off the ground. Our real estate development attorneys help developer clients sail through these steps, as well as navigate any unexpected bumps in the road.
For developer clients, our services include assistance in gaining control of a project site, securing government approvals and incentives, settling permit disputes, formation and capitalization, land closings, acquisition, obtaining construction financing, the legal requirements involved in designing and constructing a project, negotiating the project lease, executing an interim exit strategy, and operating and selling the project.
Planning, Zoning and Land Use
When a client identifies a piece of land in a proposed land use, we are often tasked with investigating the controlling zoning ordinance to determine whether the intended use is acceptable or possible in the identified area.
We also help clients determine what approvals or variances are needed for a particular use in connection with a parcel of land. We do this regarding assessments in front of Boards of Zoning Appeals (BZA), Plan Commissions (PC), or City and Town Councils. This can be anything from a small waiver or variance in front of the BZA to a major residential or commercial subdivision, plat or planned urban development (PUD) in front of the Plan Commission. We can assist with development plans, primary and secondary plats, waivers of development standards, plat modifications and variances.
We have handled annexations of land and rezoning to allow for major residential subdivisions. Our attorneys have participated in rezoning, annexing and platting of one of the largest residential subdivisions to date in Boone County, including guiding it through the town review process and litigation.
Our experienced real estate development attorneys also review and analyze comprehensive county plans, draft subdivision control ordinances, and counsel counties through the adoption of zoning ordinances.
Homeowner Association Services
For homeowner associations (HOAs) and neighborhood organizations, we help with HOA covenants, restrictions and bylaws, special assessments and liens.
Mortgage and Title Law Services
We represent title companies and mortgage brokerages regarding claims, risk management, and issues with titles and loan originations. We are well-versed in the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and often give advice on RESPA issues and federal law issues relating to RESPA. This includes affiliated business relationships and disclosures, settlement service providers and settlement services.
The Right Indianapolis Real Estate Development Attorneys for Your Case
Our firm is proud of its long heritage in real estate law. Every attorney at Hackman Hulett is experienced in real estate law—it’s one of our core practice areas. When you reach out to Hackman Hulett, you’ll connect directly with a skilled attorney who listens to you and determines the best way to handle your concerns.
Contact a Real Estate Development Lawyer Today
Contact us online, or call our Downtown Indianapolis office at 317-636-5401 or our Northside office at 317-344-2111. Discuss your real estate development issues directly with a seasoned attorney. We pride ourselves on personalized, straightforward, efficient service.
Our experienced attorneys will speak with you directly to make a meaningful determination about how best to represent your case.