Businesses around the world are trying to maximize the efficiency of their real estate portfolios. Whether renting space in a single location or managing real estate investments or portfolios in dozens of countries, businesses must optimize the value of their "bricks and mortar" while minimizing the legal risks, tax impacts and administrative time associated with their real estate.
Our Real Estate team works to provide efficient, knowledgeable and cost effective legal counsel to our clients, nationally and around the world. On North American based transactions, we offer a team of over 20 experienced U.S. and Canadian real estate law practitioners through our regional offices. On global transactions we are one of the largest real estate focused law firms with more than 500 practitioners in offices across the globe. Our global platform is so effective that EuroMoney magazine named Baker & McKenzie the #1 Real Estate Law Firm globally.
Our practice spans the entire spectrum of real property law from property management and leasing, global merger integration, real estate finance, tax and fund formation to experience in niche sectors, including hotels and resorts, homebuilder finance and mining projects.
We represent multinationals seeking global real estate solutions as well as individual investors, REITs and project developers.
In response to market demands, Baker & McKenzie was one of the first firms to develop an innovative approach to pricing. While the billable hour may be the appropriate pricing mechanism for legal services in some transactions, increasingly we are working with clients on a host of value-billing options to better focus and manage legal expenditures.