Real Estate

Haney LaBriola has significant experience representing developers, investors, and businesses in evaluating, structuring and negotiating real estate transactions.

Acquisitions and Dispositions

From counseling clients on the critical terms of a letter of intent, through the close of escrow, we represents buyers and sellers in acquisitions and dispositions of real property interests. The firm negotiates and drafts purchase and sale agreements, conducts due diligence related to acquisitions, and counsels clients on structures for the ownership and operation of real property.


We provide legal counsel related to the financing of real property interests, including both debt and equity financing.  Our attorneys draft, review, and negotiate debt instruments and provide advice on the structuring of equity investments in real estate projects, including drafting all related documents.

Land Use and Zoning

We advise and counsel clients on securing approvals necessary for development and use of real property, including compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, local land use and zoning, and matters related to historic preservation and adaptive reuse.  Our land use and zoning practice includes representation before planning commissions, design review boards, and city councils.

Tax Deferred Exchange

Drawing upon the firm’s background in taxation, we counsel clients in all matters related to tax deferred exchanges, including reverse exchanges, build-to-suit exchanges, and exchanges involving tenants-in-common interests.


We represent landlords and tenants in drafting as well as negotiating leasehold interests in commercial and industrial properties.  Additionally, we advise landlords regarding tenant relations and operations of real property interests.

Joint Ventures

Our attorneys advise clients on the proper structure for the ownership of real property interests in order to mitigate risk, tax exposure, and comply with debt or equity financing requirements for both the ownership and operation of real property as well as development projects.  We form and draft agreements for limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and joint ventures.