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Industrial, Warehouse and Distribution

The Scope of the Industrial, Warehouse, and Distribution Practice

Saul Ewing's Industrial, Warehouse, and Distribution attorneys provide comprehensive guidance to clients in the acquisition, development, financing, and leasing of industrial, warehouse, and distribution facilities across the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Working within the firm's Real Estate Department, this practice concentrates on working with developers of warehouse and distribution facilities ranging from 50,000 square feet to 1,500,000 square feet in size, and of industrial parks of even greater size.

A Range of Clients

Throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, and in states outside of the Mid-Atlantic Region, Saul Ewing attorneys have represented national, regional, and local developers in development projects ranging from relatively small free-standing single warehouse buildings to large 500,000 + square feet distribution centers to industrial parks. Our client mix includes local developers, publicly held retailers with warehouse and distribution center needs, and a publicly held, industrial real estate investment trust (REIT). Saul Ewing attorneys also represent tenants in negotiating leases with industrial warehouse developers.

Valuable Counsel: Helping Clients from Conception to Completion

Saul Ewing's Industrial, Warehouse, and Distribution attorneys assist clients in facing legal issues that occur in any phase of development, including:

  • Land acquisition
  • Financing
  • Zoning and land development approval
  • Obtaining governmental incentives
  • Environmental concerns
  • Construction contracts
  • Highway and road access
  • Leasing and sales

Saul Ewing attorneys routinely work with industrial warehouse/distribution clients in acquiring project land, obtaining sometimes difficult land development approvals, resolving environmental issues, and assuring the availability of government incentives, such as infrastructure grants and Pennsylvania Keystone Opportunity Zone (and derivative) treatment. We then guide our industrial warehouse/distribution clients through the construction and leasing phase, negotiating construction contracts with sophisticated construction companies and leases with national credit tenants. If the developer client is developing an industrial park, Saul Ewing attorneys draft the industrial park declaration and other governance documents required for the on-going operation of the park. Saul Ewing's Industrial, Warehouse, and Distribution attorneys provide the full range of legal service to Saul Ewing's industrial/warehouse distribution clients.

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Involved and Informed

Saul Ewing's Industrial, Warehouse, and Distribution attorneys stay informed about the issues that concern our real estate office clients. To that end, our attorneys are members of local, state and federal bar associations and local economic development authorities and agencies, as well as serving on zoning boards and planning commissions. Saul Ewing attorneys are also active members of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, the premier trade organization for developers of industrial, warehouse, and distribution properties.

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