Real Estate Transactions

From simple sales and acquisitions to structuring large-scale developments, our commercial practice attorneys have years of experience negotiating and closing complex real estate transactions. Based in Lake Charles, Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry represents national, regional and local clients in a wide array of real estate development deals throughout the state of Louisiana.

We have served as lead counsel overseeing the issuance of title policies for more than 750,000 acres of timberland and four timber mills at a value in excess of $1 billion. The resulting timberland sale is reported to be among the largest in the history of the United States.

The firm coordinated the title research across 10 parishes (which is akin to a county in other states) and issued title commitments in less than four months with the use of its own copyrighted, web-based database. Although the database was created specifically for the project, it was designed to handle any other project of larger or smaller proportions.

Developers, investors, timber companies, industries, estates and lenders rely upon us for every manner of their real estate transaction, including:

  • Acquisitions
  • Permitting
  • Dispositions
  • Financing
  • Entity formation
  • Securitization
  • Sale-leasebacks
  • Commercial rental agreements

We also routinely help with:

  • Development
  • Planning
  • Zoning
  • Licensing
  • Rights-of-way
  • Servitudes
  • Easements
  • Construction contracting

If you have questions about a commercial real estate transaction or development matter, call 337-433-9436, or use our contact form to provide more information and schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable lawyers.