Real Estate

Developers, builders, owners, managers, and lenders turn to Friday, Eldredge & Clark for effective counsel regarding real estate industry issues. Because all challenges are intensified in this economy, Friday, Eldredge & Clark has developed a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary real estate industry focus with resources to meet the needs of all key real estate players. Our top-level credentials and our focus on clients every day are your assurance that your interests will be protected and your objectives achieved, from initial planning to final closing, and beyond.

We’ve developed a core real estate practice that has the highest ranking from the respected Chambers and Partners USA, which describes us as “a leader for real estate work” with “broad sector expertise.” Our particular strengths are debt and equity financings, and property acquisitions and dispositions. But our real advantage to clients comes from what Chambers calls “extensive cooperation across … well-staffed departments, ensuring responsive and excellent service.” Such strengths are why our professional peers have chosen 45 firm lawyers for listing in The Best Lawyers in America, making us the top-ranked firm in Arkansas. When you rely on a Friday, Eldredge & Clark lawyer, you know your real estate matter will be properly handled.

Client Focus

  • Developers
  • Lenders
  • Owners
  • Managers
  • Insurers
  • Landlord/Tenants

Services to Industry Clients

Our real estate industry clients benefit from our years of experience covering all types of transactions, regulatory advice, tax matters, and litigation.

We work daily with developers and owners on evaluating, acquiring, developing, leasing, managing, and disposing of all types of real estate, whether office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, apartments, subdivisions, condominium developments, multiple-use developments, or industrial or business parks.

We also work very closely with all types of commercial real estate lenders, including U.S. and foreign banks, insurance companies, and real estate investment funds. We advise lenders on structuring financing transactions that are collateralized with commercial real estate, and with the eventual document preparation and due diligence. We have significant experience in tax credit financing, public/private project financing, and financing transactions involving multiple funding sources.

With regard to environmental and regulatory issues, clients rely on us for guidance and advice regarding environmental audits, due diligence, clean-ups, and environmental litigation. Because we routinely represent clients before the PSC and the ADEQ and help shape legislation and rulemaking, we understand how environmental laws are made and enforced.

Through working closely with clients and municipalities, we help clients navigate the various aspects of land-use planning and zoning which affect the development and operation of commercial real estate.

When real estate disputes arise, we are able to help clients effectively resolve them. Real estate industry clients rely on us to handle commercial disputes of all types, including contract disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, title insurance claims, environmental disputes, covenant enforcement, torts, insurance matters, and tax controversies.

Our Clients

Some of the country’s leading businesses, lenders, professional service companies, and non-profit organizations ask us to handle their real estate industry concerns. They include:

Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Arvest Bank

Bank of the Ozarks

Bank of Tennessee

Baptist Health

CDI Contractors LLC

Centennial Bank

Chenal Properties

Claude Ballard

Colliers International

Danny Thomas Company

Deltic Timber Corporation

Dillard’s, Inc.

Entergy Corporation

Farmers Bank & Trust 

First Security Bank

Flake & Kelley Commercial

Goff & Associates

Irwin Partners

Little Rock Port Authority

Little Rock School District

Micro Flo Company

Murphy Oil USA

Oaklawn Jockey Club

Regions Bank

Stephens Inc.

Triple Net Properties Realty

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Union Pacific Railroad Company

Vulcan Materials