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Homebuilders

Our attorneys represent most of the leading national homebuilders and their affiliated companies, and many regional homebuilders and their affiliates. Our work touches all aspects of the development, construction, sale and financing processes. We assist clients with pre-acquisition due diligence, acquisitions and dispositions, formation of joint ventures, financing, land use and zoning, drafting and negotiation of all manner of business contracts, and myriad other issues that can arise in the course of their businesses. We also provide counsel to subsidiaries of homebuilders in matters related to mortgages, title insurance and other financial services.

Our team handles complex litigation and arbitration for homebuilding industry leaders when disputes arise, including class actions, breach of contract claims, defense of mortgage loan repurchase and indemnification claims, and construction defect claims.

Increasingly, issues involving data security for owners and contractors have come to the fore as the rise of "smart systems" for everything from lighting and telecommunications or home WiFi and other utilities creates potential areas of legal exposure for the providers of such products and services, especially as to storage of personal data.Our attorneys assist clients in navigating the complex data privacy issues that have arisen concomitantly with the modern home and office.

Bilzin Sumberg's robust Environmental team counsels homebuilders across the United States in environmental matters throughout the life cycle of a development. This includes handling pre-acquisition environmental due diligence, site assessment and remediation, permitting at the local, state and federal levels, compliance and enforcement defense. The firm's strength lies in its ability to counsel clients on the most appropriate and cost-effective environmental remediation strategy for avoiding unwelcome litigation and penalties. The firm's attorneys also possess extensive experience in advising clients on redevelopment plans and strategies, frequently counseling developers seeking to repurpose golf courses, landfills, agricultural lands and other real estate that may have residual contamination issues. Bilzin Sumberg has engaged with all levels of government (local, state and federal) in representing clients on environmental matters, particularly complex regulatory matters involving the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act, among other laws.

Situated in one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic real estate markets, our attorneys have developed an unparalleled knowledge base in the field. Having earned a reputation as the go-to firm for assistance with homebuilders' most pressing legal issues, our litigation, real estate, environmental, land use, construction, corporate, finance and restructuring teams are all regularly called upon to provide counsel to clients in this industry.

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Howard E. Nelson

Howard E. Nelson

Partner, Head of Environmental Practice
Philip R. Stein

Philip R. Stein

Partner, Litigation Practice Group Leader
Alan D. Axelrod

Alan D. Axelrod

Partner
Adrian K. Felix

Adrian K. Felix

Partner
José M. Ferrer

José M. Ferrer

Partner
Adam Lustig

Adam Lustig

Partner, Real Estate Practice Group Leader
Eileen Ball Mehta

Eileen Ball Mehta

Of Counsel
Susan J. Pontigas

Susan J. Pontigas

Of Counsel
Stanley B. Price

Stanley B. Price

Chair, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group