Real Estate, Construction, & Business Law

Real Estate Acquisition | Real Estate Leasing | Land Use & Development

Construction Law | Banking and Financing | Business Law | Commercial Litigation

At Del Duca Lewis & Berr, our lawyers represent national, regional and local lenders, borrowers, developers, property owners, contractors and other clients in real estate related matters, including acquisitions, leasing, development, financing and land use. With decades of experience involving a vast variety of deals, properties and asset classes, we serve as “trusted advisors” to our clients’ real estate needs in efficient and cost effective ways.

With our extensive experience, we efficiently handle even the most complex real estate, construction and business law issues.

Contact us online or call our office at 856-427-4200 to set up a meeting.

Our Real Estate Practice

We provide comprehensive counsel to businesses and individuals in a wide range of real estate matters, including:

  • The sale or purchase of real property — We take care of all issues related to real estate acquisitions, from the negotiation of contract terms to the closing. We will review and prepare all documentation necessary to successfully complete a real estate transaction, from purchase agreements and due diligence to financing instruments and closing documents.
  • Real estate leasing — Our lawyers protect the rights of landlords, tenants and lenders regarding a wide range of real property leases, including the rental of commercial, office or retail property as well as ground leases. We also help parties coordinate with outside consultants, creating and monitoring schedules for critical paths for delivery of possession.
  • Real estate development and land use issues — We represent developers, owners, landlords, tenants, homebuilders and lenders before all types of government agencies and resolve any legal issues that arise before, during or after the development of real property, whether for commercial, residential, industrial or mixed use.

Our Construction Practice

Our attorneys represent and advise owners, developers, contractors, construction managers, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers in all phases of the construction process. Our construction industry clients look to us to provide a wide range of legal services on private and public construction projects, including:

  • Contract drafting and negotiation — We understand the importance of a well-drafted contract. Our lawyers know the construction industry and understand the disputes that can arise as a result of poorly worded agreements. Our lawyers utilize that knowledge to anticipate problems, draft favorable contract terms, and negotiate contracts in a thorough and cost-effective manner.
  • Bid protests — We know public bidding laws. Our attorneys represent clients in bid protests and related litigation in federal, state and local forums.
  • Project counseling and dispute avoidance — We help our clients to evaluate and mitigate risks that arise during the job. We assist our clients in evaluating claims; preparing and analyzing change orders; and resolving disputes in real time to avoid unnecessary litigation.
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution — Where disputes cannot be resolved amicably, our lawyers have significant experience in construction litigation. We represent construction industry clients in litigation, mediation and arbitration involving the full scope of construction disputes, including breach of contract, construction defects; payment disputes, bond claims; mechanics’ liens and construction liens; delay claims; and contract termination.

Our Business Law Practice

Our lawyers offer a wide range of services to businesses and business owners, handling issues related to:

  • Banking and financing law — We provide counsel to lenders on all types of commercial loan transactions, from asset-based financing to real estate and equipment deals. We review and prepare commitment letters, as well as any other documents required to complete a loan transaction.
  • General business law — We advise clients in all matters related to business formation, sale of businesses and the day-to-day operation of your business. We prepare and file all documents necessary to set up your business in compliance with state laws. We also review and prepare all types of business contracts, from employment agreements to noncompete or confidentiality agreements, and from vendor and customer contracts to licensing or franchise agreements.
  • Commercial litigation — We represent businesses as plaintiffs or defendants in civil disputes in areas of the law that we know best, including cases involving land use appeals, breach of contract, landlord-tenant issues, lender disputes and legal malpractice.

Contact Us

To schedule a meeting, contact our office by e-mail or call us at 856-427-4200. We offer flexible meeting times to accommodate your schedule.

Del Duca Lewis & Berr Law Firm is located in Haddonfield, New Jersey and serves clients throughout New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia region.