Real Estate Development

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell's real estate attorneys represent buyers, sellers, developers, investors, lenders, franchisers, municipalities, utilities and individuals in a wide range of real estate transactions across New Hampshire.

Acquisitions and Sales

We draft and negotiate purchase-and-sale agreements and all other acquisition documents, and search titles in New Hampshire's 10 counties. As licensed agents, we issue title insurance for major title insurance companies, and conduct closings of any size. We advise clients on tax issues including assessment and abatements, current-use taxation, federal and state taxes, and 1031 exchanges.

best law firms nhThe firm was awarded metropolitan first-tier rankings in the 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Rankings, including first-tier rankings in real estate law, and land use and zoning law. In addition, Michael Ruedig was selected Concord's Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year" for 2012, and Ari Pollack was selected Concord's Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year" for 2015 and Concord's Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" for 2013 and 2017 by Best Lawyers®. In addition, both attorneys are selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of real estate law.

Entity Selection and Tax Advice

We counsel clients on the formation of partnerships, limited liability companies and trusts for real estate transactions, providing advice on the business and tax implications, and setting up and maintaining the records for such entities.

Real Estate Development

We assist at all phases of development — pre-acquisition assessment, acquisition, financing, land use planning, environmental permitting, conveyancing and leasing. We also represent clients in all aspects of state and local permitting — zoning and planning boards, municipal law, state environmental and shoreland development permits, condominiums and subdivision registration.

Secured Financings

We counsel lenders and borrowers in finance transactions secured by mortgages on residential and commercial real estate, and have experience in all issues relevant to commercial real estate finance.

Other real estate activity includes:

  • Time share development and regulation
  • Tax abatement proceedings before towns, administrative agencies and the courts
  • Eminent domain cases in state and federal courts
  • Leasing for commercial properties
  • Environmental permitting and compliance advice
  • Land use planning guidance
  • Challenges to tax assessments driven by a land use change
  • Use and development by non-profit organizations