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Multifamily Housing

Otten Johnson’s multifamily housing team has extensive experience with a wide variety of issues facing clients in the multifamily housing industry, and provides services to owners, developers, builders, investors, lenders, commercial landlords and tenants, governments, property managers, REITS, condominium converters and real estate buyers and sellers. Our transactional and land use attorneys specialize in real estate acquisition and disposition, entity formation, financing, tax, land use, leasing, annexation, zoning entitlements, private/public partnerships, urban redevelopment, foreclosures and workouts. Our litigators assist clients with a wide range of commercial disputes, including construction, eminent domain, First Amendment, homeowners’ association, bankruptcy and distressed property litigation.

We have worked on projects throughout the United States, ranging from small acquisitions to large, multi-use complexes.

Project/Client Types

  • Apartments
  • Condominiums
  • Resorts and hotels
  • Market rate housing
  • Senior living and assisted living
  • Affordable, public and non-profit housing
  • Developers
  • Operators

Real Estate

  • Acquisition and disposition
  • Land use and zoning approvals
  • Management contracts
  • Title and survey review
  • Due diligence
  • Land use matters
  • Zoning and regulatory approvals
  • Joint ventures and entity formation
  • Tax planning


  • Fannie, Freddie, HUD and government programs
  • Bond and mortgage
  • Private and venture capital
  • Conventional financing
  • Loan assumptions
  • Public housing bonds


  • Preparation of declarations, bylaws and registrations
  • Public offering statements and sales contracts
  • Negotiations of documents, plats and plans with government agencies
  • Organization of condominium associations
  • Declarations, bylaws, registrations
  • Condominium association regulations
  • Design/construction contracts
  • Joint ventures and entity formation
  • Tax planning
  • Construction litigation

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