In the world of real estate development, parties creating and negotiating real property documents—leases, easements, or purchase agreements—must exercise a great deal of care to ensure that the documents perform exactly their intended function at the time they are operative. Careful drafting can serve another end—to anticipate the developer’s future engagement with the relevant permitting authorities, thus providing the best chance for eventual project approvals. In an article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, we outline some considerations for developers to create documents that support the project through the permitting process with minimal resistance. Read the full article here.

Originally published by the Daily Journal of Commerce on April 19, 2024.