Real Estate Transactions

Contact Atty. Nicanor N. Padilla

A significant area of practice for our Commercial Real Estate Transactions group is in its dealings with industrial park developers and operators, and their locators. We have handled land registration and titling for these clients, and have dealt with environmental law and agrarian reform compliance issues involving the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). We have helped these clients and their locators secure appropriate incentives from the Philippine Export Zone Authority (PEZA).

A strength of this practice group is in real estate transaction documentation. We ensure that the land transfer is covered by the appropriate documentation, and where lacking work to secure it. Thus, we have handled applications for registration of untitled land (the Philippines uses a Torrens system) before the Regional Trial Courts. Also, with well-researched knowledge on the various agrarian reform laws, we have worked on securing land conversions from the DAR and environmental compliance certifications from the DENR.

We have advised many clients on land transfers and their effects, and as part of the documentation process we have drafted various agreements which are intended to protect the client prior to the actual transaction (such as contracts to sell) and as part of the sale (real property sale or lease agreements, real estate mortgage documents). We follow through with post-transaction documentation when necessary, and have provided clients-property developers with draft Master Deeds, as well as legal services to organize a Condominium and/or Locator’s Association.

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