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Otten Johnson has extensive experience serving educational organizations, aiding in the development of a wide range of facilities. We represent a diverse array of institutions including daycare centers, private and public schools, for-profit technical schools, community colleges, and private and public universities in a variety of real estate matters. Moreover, our firm boasts specialized expertise in charter school finance acting on behalf of leading financial institutions involved in the acquisition, development, construction, and permanent financings for charter schools nationwide.

We have experience navigating matters pertaining to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act (BRAC) and related real estate and reporting matters. On the transactional side, our attorneys can assist clients with financing, planning, approval and operation of educational facilities, as well as general corporate needs relating to entity formation, contract negotiation and tax matters. Our litigation attorneys can represent clients in connection with a wide variety of issues including real estate and land use disputes, landlord/tenant matters, and general business disputes.

Representative Services

  • Acquisition of real property; purchase and sale agreements
  • Land use approvals
  • Design and construction agreements
  • Permitting and utilities
  • Entity formation
  • Leasing and tenant finish negotiations
  • Financing and loans for operations of educational businesses
  • Acquisition due diligence
  • Entitlement, survey and zoning reviews
  • Review of appropriate licenses and agreements
  • Representation of clients in landlord/tenant disputes and litigation
  • Corporate matters

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