Purchasing and Selling Commercial Real Estate Toolkit (CA)

Resources to assist counsel to purchasers and sellers in understanding, negotiating, and closing a commercial real estate purchase and sale transaction in California. This Toolkit also contains many ancillary agreements related to a commercial real estate purchase and sale transaction. 

Practical Law Real Estate

Purchasing and selling commercial real estate in California is often a complex, lengthy process with many different components. Although every transaction has its own set of nuances, most commercial real estate purchase and sale transactions follow the same work flow. The general steps include:

  • Selecting a broker.

  • Drafting and negotiating the brokerage agreement.

  • Drafting and negotiating the letter of intent ( www.practicallaw.com/2-382-3876) .

  • Drafting and negotiating the purchase and sale agreement.

  • Conducting or managing the due diligence investigation.

  • Handling ownership and joint venture matters.

  • Satisfying pre-closing conditions and preparing for closing.

  • Closing title.

  • Resolving post-closing items.

Purchasers and sellers have their own set of unique objectives and both try to limit their liability at every stage of the process. This Toolkit contains continuously maintained Practice Notes, Standard Documents, Standard Clauses, Checklists, and State Q&As to help counsel for purchasers and sellers manage the transaction from the preliminary planning stage through the closing of the transaction.

This Toolkit provides resources designed to provide guidance to purchasers and sellers on certain aspects of a commercial real estate purchase and sale transactions in California. For a non-jurisdictional Toolkit on the sale or acquisition of commercial real estate, see Purchasing and Selling Commercial Real Estate Toolkit ( www.practicallaw.com/4-582-8446) .

 

Practice Notes

 

Standard Documents and Clauses

 

Checklists

 

State Q&As

 
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