Areas of Practice
- Real Estate Closings, Acquisitions & Sales
- Land Use & Development
- Commercial Leasing & Development
- Municipal & Local Government Law
- Banking, Lending & Structured Finance
- Commercial Dispute & Land Use Litigation
- Community Association Law
- Corporate & Business Transactions
Real Estate Closings, Acquisitions & Sales
Oropeza, Stones & Cardenas’ extensive real estate experience includes analyzing and structuring complex deals; coordinating projects of significant scope and complexity; providing strong negotiation throughout the acquisition, disposition, and development process; as well as a range of other real estate matters and transactions. The partners are agents for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company through Attorneys Title Fund Services and Chicago Title.
Land Use & Development
With one of the most complex land use regulatory regimes in the State, Monroe County, and the municipalities within the County, the firm specializes in the area of local land development regulations. This includes zoning, subdivision/platting, environmental and other codes, as well as local comprehensive plans.
Commercial Leasing & Development
From drafting and negotiating complex commercial leases to multi-family residential leases, Oropeza, Stones & Cardenas handles all aspects of leasing and the landlord/tenant process.
Municipal & Local Government Law
Oropeza, Stones & Cardenas has extensive experience representing both public and private sector clients. We apply our understanding of entities on each side of a land use matter to increase the likelihood of success. These include obtaining land use and real estate development approvals, and negotiating agreements for, and structuring the financing of, improvements needed for development projects and public/private partnerships.
Banking, Lending & Structured Finance
Our firm has the knowledge and experience necessary to handle the procedures and documentation unique to each individual loan transaction. We have extensive experience in all aspects of commercial and residential finance transactions and provide a variety of related services, including structuring of loan transactions, compliance with loan and security requirements, priority issues, regulatory compliance, and preparation of loan agreements for both public and private entities.
Commercial Dispute & Land Use Litigation
We focus our litigation practice solely in the area of Real Estate & Land Use Litigation. This includes issues that stem from commercial lease disputes land use issues workout litigation partnership disputes, title disputes, real estate brokerage matters, condominium association and cooperative corporation disputes, sale and acquisition disputes, or other related commercial and business disputes.
Community Association Law
We represent condominiums and homeowner associations in addition to providing services in both creation and operation of condominium association and homeowner association. We provide assistance to Boards and management; prepare for and conduct meetings; answer questions about documents and the pertinent law; enforce the covenants and restrictions; and draft and negotiate contracts for provision of services.
Corporate & Business Transactions
Our firm handles the negotiations, purchases and sales of all types of business transactions. In addition to business acquisitions, Oropeza, Stones & Cardenas provides counsel in preparing and drafting corporate documentation, operating agreements, partnership agreements, shareholders agreements and management agreements.
Oropeza, Stones & Cardenas expertly assists clients with the probate administration process, as well as preparation of wills and estate planning documentation.