Expertise
Construction and real estate

Construction projects are complex, involve many parties, and usually require long periods of time for realization—binding regulations, unambiguous interfaces, and a minimum of disruptions during actual construction are fundamental to their success. We counsel clients during the conduct of real estate projects from the initial idea to realization and marketing—and beyond. Our experts support our clients during the acquisition of real estate properties, assist in the conduct of public procurement procedures, counsel and represent our clients during the planning and construction of structures, and provide advice and assistance in the sale or renting of properties. We focus on the goal-oriented support of construction projects, during the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts, and on the clarification of addenda. We develop solutions while taking into account the legal, technical, and economic interdependencies, because the legally correct solution is not always economically feasible or an economic solution is not always sensible from the legal perspective. Working on teams staffed from the various disciplines, we find legally sound solutions, clarify interfaces and responsibilities, and represent our clients in court if a constructive solution cannot be successfully realized. Our real estate team takes care of project developers, real estate service providers, housing associations, property management companies, and building contractors, as well as government clients.

Private construction law
  • Construction contracts
  • Contract and addenda management
  • Defect management
  • New construction contract law
  • General contractor agreements
  • Subcontractor agreements
  • Disruptions during construction
  • BIM (Building Information Modeling)
Architectural law
  • Planning contracts
  • General planning
  • Addenda to planning contracts
  • Fee calculation based on the Official Scale of Fees for Services by Architects and Engineers (Verordnung über die Honorare für Architekten- und Ingenieurleistungen, HOAI)
  • Planning errors / claims for damages
  • Project management
Public procurement law
  • National public procurement (Regulation on Sub-Threshold Procurement (Unterschwellenvergabeverordnung, UVgO))
  • European public procurement (Act Against Restraints of Competition (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkung, GWB); Public Procurement Contract Tender Award Regulations (Vergabeverordnung, VgV))
  • Conduct and monitoring of public procurement procedures
  • Public procurement review procedures
  • Public procurement of building contracts
  • Public procurement of contracts for supplies and services
  • Representation before the Public Procurement Chamber / Public Procurement Senate
Landlord-tenant law
  • Preparation of leases
  • Modernization announcements
  • Leaseholds
Real estate
  • Purchase contracts
  • Hereditary leaseholds
  • Legal due diligence
  • Partitions
  • Transactions
Property development law
  • Declaration of partition
  • Purchase contracts
  • Support during acceptance of individual and common property
  • Claims and defect management
Civil-law notary public
Urban development planning
  • Drafting, amending, and repealing zoning plans and land use plans
  • Support of the planning procedures from the decision to draw up the plan to the participation of the general public and the funding organization to the final announcement
  • Preparation of draft resolutions
  • Legal support during assessment
  • In-house training of administrative bodies and planning offices
  • Urban development contracts
  • Blocks on changes, deferrals, communal agreement according to Section 36 Building Code (Baugesetzbuch, BauGB)
  • Local building regulations, design statutes, children’s playground statutes, advertising statutes, parking space statutes
  • Building regulations
  • Judicial review of standards proceedings before the Higher Administrative Courts (nationwide) and before the Federal Administrative Court