Many of GFGR’s family office and individual private clients have accumulated large real estate portfolios that are key components of their wealth. Such real estate and its ownership are necessarily intertwined with the client’s overall investment and business structures.
GFGR lawyers frequently counsel clients in connection with real estate acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, development projects, tax-free exchanges, and all related lending transactions. Keenly aware of the tax pitfalls related to real estate portfolio ownership that becomes development activity, GFGR guides clients to achieve desired tax results and avoid undesired surprises. Income, estate, and gift tax issues and the related real estate issues are analyzed simultaneously by GFGR professionals versed in both areas. In addition, GFGR attorneys have gained significant experience in negotiating and structuring complex real estate lending transactions. Due to GFGR’s ability to examine a client’s financial issues holistically, GFGR can structure such loans advantageously not only as to the real estate transaction itself, but also taking into account tax, estate planning, and asset protection considerations.
Michael represents high net worth individuals and family offices in the design, implementation, and administration of domestic and international trust, investment, and life insurance structures.View Attorney Profile