Commercial Real Estate & Finance Law

Our Practice

We have a combined 35 years of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, with over 20 years of practice in large regional and national law firms. Our goal is to provide practical and efficient advice customized to, and considerate of, each client's needs and goals and to add value to each client’s business and investment endeavors.    

Acquisitions and Dispositions

We routinely assist individuals and companies in the purchase, sale and development of commercial real estate from start to finish - including contract negotiation, due diligence coordination, title and survey review and handling closings.

Leasing Transactions

We have extensive experience in retail, office, medical, industrial and mixed-use leasing, representing both landlords and tenants.  Our leasing practices include work with ground leases, subleases, leasehold financings and sale-leaseback transactions.

Real Estate Finance

We represent financial institutions and borrowers in a variety of loans, including real estate acquisition loans, construction loans and refinancings of existing properties. We also handle loan work outs, advise out-of-state lenders on local laws and issue loan enforceability opinion letters. 

Other Services

We prepare deeds, review and negotiate construction contracts, advise property owner associations in drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants and assist clients in the formation of real estate-related business entities and joint ventures.

The Meaning Behind Our Name

A lodestar refers to a star used to guide the course of a ship. While we aren’t sailing or astronomy experts, we do strive to help our clients legally navigate the waters of commercial real estate and effectively guide them through their transactions.

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Suzanne Schaffer

Mary Lindsay Evans

Contact Us

Please contact us to find out more about our firm and the legal services we provide.

Lodestar Law

4722 Park Rd, Suite B, Charlotte, NC 28209