Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions

Tax planning is essential to success in the real estate industry. In fact, the return generated on a real estate project from careful tax and structural planning can often exceed the return that results from the owner’s development or investment activities. Freeborn’s experienced tax lawyers help clients optimize the treatment of real estate for tax purposes.

Our Tax Group includes several partners who focus specifically on tax planning for developers, owners and users of real property. We have represented both U.S.- and foreign-based clients in connection with the development and adoption of tax-savings structures associated with real estate investment, development and disposition.  In addition, we are involved in the tax and structural planning for real estate partnerships, joint venture agreement and real estate fund formation.

Both developers and investors work with us to develop creative and practical solutions to the tax issues that regularly arise in real estate transactions. We negotiate and draft relevant operational documents, loan agreements and buy-sell and option agreements in connection with the use of multiple tax planning structures. We also regularly interact with offshore tax advisors in connection with the implementation of tax planning devices to minimize the overall U.S. and home country tax costs arising from foreign investment in U.S. real estate projects.