All of the firm’s real estate attorneys have extensive experience representing world-class developers in a variety of transactions including commercial leasing, acquisitions, and development. The firm also has the largest active membership of any Arkansas law firm in ICSC, Innovating Commerce Serving Communities.
We work on transactions involving the purchase, sale, construction, financing, development, management, and operation of commercial, industrial, and residential projects throughout Arkansas and the United States; the public and private offering of various types of real estate securities; securitized lending transactions; leasing on behalf of landlords and tenants; real estate litigation (including litigation involving real estate brokers); and restructurings on behalf of lenders and borrowers. We are also active in more traditional real estate loans (including construction loans), as well as interest rate swaps, letters of credit, tax deferred exchanges, and convertible mortgages. A primary focus of our real estate practice is the representation of national and regional real estate developers, investors, landlords, tenants, and lenders in numerous development projects throughout the United States, including shopping centers, distribution centers, office buildings, hotels, and luxury condominiums. We have worked on numerous multi-million dollar projects including construction of Simmons Bank Arena, the Heifer Project International Global Village, and the fourteen-story First Security Center in the Little Rock River Market District. The lawyers at QG&T have substantial experience in timber land acquisition, sale, and related matters, including oil, gas, and other mineral interests frequently associated with timber land. We have also represented developers on Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and New Market Tax Credit projects inside and outside the State of Arkansas, including interim construction financing, permanent financing, and syndication. We also advise on restructurings and reorganizations, both inside and outside of bankruptcy, for lenders and borrowers alike. We are counsel to the Arkansas REALTORS® Association and the Arkansas Homebuilders Association.