Gene Frassetto

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Gene Frassetto practiced in business law with an emphasis on complex real estate transactions. He worked on urban retail, industrial and commercial development transactions; rural farm, ranch, vineyard, wind-farm and renewable-energy transactions; and the real estate aspects of corporate transactions.

Gene gained extensive experience in the acquisition, leasing, development and sale of electric generation facilities (both renewable and conventional), including wind farms, solar projects, gas- and coal-fired power plants and biofuels facilities across the country. Gene represented many of the premier vineyard and winery operators in the Northwest in vineyard and winery operations, acquisitions, and leasing transactions; grape sales; alternating proprietorships; and other related transactions. He assisted clients in complex real estate due diligence analysis and title insurance matters, including corporate merger and acquisition transactions.

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Eight Things to Remember When Reviewing an Access Easement

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 … Continue Reading

SNDAs – How to Handle from the Tenant’s Perspective

At some point, almost every tenant of a commercial lease is asked to sign a Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement (an “SNDA”). Generally, the SNDA comes from the landlord’s lender sometime after the tenant’s lease has been signed and the term has commenced. It can be a complex document with onerous provisions for a tenant, … Continue Reading

When “Non-Binding” LOIs Become Binding

A letter of intent (“LOI”) is often the first document in a proposed deal – a summary of a range of key terms or concepts for negotiation toward entering into a final, formal agreement. But what seems like a simple document can be much more than a mere list of possible terms to be discussed … Continue Reading