Commercial Real Estate Law

In real estate matters, CWM is acknowledged, both within and outside the legal profession, to be one of the leading providers of legal services in Hampton Roads.  This work includes negotiated acquisition and disposition real estate services for political subdivisions; real estate transactions for corporate, bank and individual clients; serving as bank review counsel for large commercial loan transactions; handling Small Business Administration loan closings; and undertaking title examinations and certifications.  The Commercial Real Estate Law Group prepares and reviews real estate sales contracts and long-term commercial leases and is experienced in bond financing as it relates to commercial transactions.  In addition, lawyers concentrate their practice in real estate eminent domain trial work, real estate contract litigation and the administration of condominium, cooperative apartment and community associations.

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin’s Commercial Real Estate Group routinely counsels clients throughout Hampton Roads, including the Peninsula and the Eastern Shore. Its members have several decades of experience appearing before Planning Commissions, City Councils and Boards of Supervisors of all local jurisdictions on matters involving rezoning and use permitting of land parcels.

  • Acquisition and Disposition
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings and Property Liquidations
  • Commercial and Residential Development
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Community Association Law
  • Condominium Association Law
  • Contract Negotiations and Drafting
  • Environmental Review
  • Ground Leasing
  • Homeowners’ Associations
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Land Use Planning and Development
  • Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Litigation
  • Loan Workouts
  • Management Contracts
  • Materialmen, Architectural and Engineering Liens
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Proceedings
  • Planning
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Redevelopment
  • Telecommunications Sites and Towers
  • Title Examination
  • Zoning
Representative Clients

Business Entities

Cellular Communications Companies

Community Associations

Community Development Corporations

Condominium Associations

Construction Contractors

Developers

Financial Institutions

Real Estate Buyers and Sellers

Redevelopment and Housing Authorities

Small Business Administration (SBA) Lenders

Universities

Utility Companies

Awards
Best Law Firm Ranking by U.S. News, November 2015

CWM received a Tier 2 Metropolitan Ranking for the 2016 listing of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in Real Estate Law.

Best Law Firm Ranking by U.S. News, November 2014

CWM received a Tier 2 Metropolitan Ranking for the 2015 listing of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in Real Estate Law.

Best Law Firm Ranking by U.S. News, November 2013

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings. CWM is proud to announce that the firm received a Tier 2 Metropolitan Ranking in Real Estate Law.

Best Law Firm Ranking by U.S. News, November 2012

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession. CWM is proud to announce that the firm received a Tier 1 Metropolitan Ranking in Real Estate Law.

News and Updates
Six Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® in America
Posted on August 16, 2017
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC is pleased to announce that six of its lawyers have been named to the 24th Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Delphine G. Carnes - Project......
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U.S. News – Best Lawyers releases the 2017 “Best Law Firms” metropolitan rankings.
Posted on October 31, 2016
U.S. News – Best Lawyers has released the 2017 “Best Law Firms” metropolitan rankings.  Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is proud to announce that the firm received a Tier......
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Seven Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® in America
Posted on August 15, 2016
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is pleased to announce that seven of its lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Delphine G. Carnes Project Finance Law Public Finance......
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Best Law Firm Ranking by U.S. News
Posted on December 1, 2015
CWM earned a Tier 1 Metropolitan Ranking for the 2016 listing of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in three practice areas: Admiralty &......
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CWM is pleased to announce seven lawyers named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
Posted on September 1, 2015
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC is pleased to announce that seven of its lawyers have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Delphine G. Carnes - Project......
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Firm Receives Tier 1 Ranking for the 2015 Listing of Best Law Firms
Posted on November 3, 2014
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin received a Tier 1 Metropolitan Ranking for the 2015 listing of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in three practice areas:  Admiralty & Maritime......
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CWM announces eight lawyers selected for inclusion in 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars
Posted on May 1, 2013
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that eight of its lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists appearing in......
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