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O'Connor, Hammel & Butler, P.A.

Commercial Real Estate

Our attorneys assist lending institutions and private investors in:

  • Negotiating loan provisions
  • Representing the interests of the lender
  • Assisting with identification and resolution of due diligence issues, and risk analysis
  • Examining entity documents to ensure compliance and requisite authority
  • Structuring transactions to minimize costs and tax implications
  • Analyzing bankruptcy and creditors’ rights risks
  • Preparing loan documentation, including but not limited to:
    • Notes
    • Mortgages/Deeds of Trust/Indemnity Deeds of Trust
    • Guaranties
    • Loan Agreements
    • UCC filings
    • Assignments of Contracts, Rents and Leases
    • Letter of Credit Agreements
    • Security Agreements
    • Loan Modifications
  • Preparing ancillary documents necessary to the transaction
  • Reviewing title documents to ensure the security of lender’s loan and priority of its lien
  • Coordinating settlement and funds with the settlement company
  • Negotiating, restructuring and re-documenting troubled loans
  • Collection matters
  • Foreclosure actions
  • Loan Purchase and Sale Agreements


Our attorneys handle loan documentation of complex commercial transactions, including:

  • Commercial real estate purchases and financing
  • Land acquisition and development
  • Commercial construction revolving loans
  • Business asset purchases
  • Mezzanine financing
  • Letters of Credit
  • Lines of Credit
  • Bridge loans
  • Asset-based loans
  • Borrowing Base loans
  • Loan restructures and workouts


Our real estate transactions have included:

  • Apartment/Multifamily complexes
  • Warehouses
  • Restaurants
  • Office buildings
  • Nursing Homes
  • Bed & Breakfast Inns
  • Shopping Centers
  • Hotels
  • Mixed-use Projects
  • Residential and Commercial Subdivision
  • Churches


We prepare corporate and small business documents in conjunction with settlements, including:

  • Formation of Corporation, Limited Liability Company, and other associations
  • By-Laws, Operating Agreements and other pertinent documents
  • Transfers of licenses
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Covenants-Not-to-Compete
  • Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Assignments of Ownership/Membership interests


Through our title company, Commercial Title Company, LLC, we handle settlement and issuance of title insurance for all commercial real estate and financing. Our settlement services include:

  • Preparation of Letters of Intent
  • Contract preparation and review
  • Examining and resolving title issues
  • Lease preparation and review
  • Transfer tax analysis and planning
  • Coordination of settlement with lenders, brokers, realtors, buyers, sellers and their counsel
  • Preparation of Transfer and Settlement Documents
  • Recordation of Security Instruments
  • Issuance of Title Insurance

Commercial Real Estate Lawyer / Attorney / Law Firm in Maryland

Maryland Commercial Real Estate Attorneys Serving Baltimore County including Towson, Carney, Cockeysville, Glencoe, Greenspring Valley, Hampton, Hunt Valley, Kingsville, Loch Raven, Lutherville, Mays Chapel, Owings Mills, Park Heights, Parkville, Perry Hall, Phoenix, Pikesville, Reisterstown, Ruxton, Sparks, Stevenson, Timonium, Worthington Valley, White Marsh and the surrounding areas.