An access easement is a key link in the legal chain when builders need to cross another’s land to develop property. A poorly drafted easement could hobble an entire development. Counsel should always be consulted to avoid the crippling impact of a development held hostage. Here are eight tips to remember in reviewing an access easement where the developer is seeking easement rights.
Dave Green practices primarily in real estate and financial transactions. His experience covers a broad range of situations in which clients acquire, develop, finance, exchange, lease and operate property. His prior practice includes financial transactions for major lenders, leasing and acquisitions for regional and national retailers, formation of limited liability companies and tax-exempt title holding corporations, and other corporate and business transactions. He also has significant experience negotiating and structuring sale-leaseback transactions and structured finance transactions (such as “bankruptcy remote” and single-purpose entity financing). As outside Corporate Counsel to the third-largest national LTL freight company in bankruptcy, he headed the work of disposing of its assets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. His experience includes representing regional and national restaurant chains and major retailers in the West.