Gregory B. Hauptman

Greg Hauptman focuses on highly sophisticated commercial real estate transactions. His experience extends to the entire range of participants, projects, and properties in the commercial real estate process.

Mr. Hauptman guides clients through each phase of the negotiation and documentation of real estate contracts, including purchase and sale contracts, ground leases, construction and permanent loans, working capital loans, participating loans, construction contracts and subcontracts, architectural and engineering contracts, full building and multi-tenant leases, government leases, management contracts, brokerage agreements, and partnership, joint venture and limited liability company agreements. The types of properties include office buildings, office parks, shopping centers, condominiums, hotels, warehouses, residential developments, mixed use projects, governmental facilities, and embassies.

Mr. Hauptman works closely with the firm’s litigators in developing work-out strategies and agreements, with the firm’s tax and securities lawyers in planning and structuring real estate transactions, and with the firms bankruptcy lawyers in both protecting property from foreclosure and in purchasing distressed property.

Mr. Hauptman has particular experience in planning real estate transactions to minimize the impact of local recordation and transfer taxes.

Significant Matters
Representative projects include land assembly for numerous downtown office buildings; the development of a 450+ acre mixed use office/retail/hotel and residential development; a series of build-to-suit leases for the headquarters of a large local corporation; a build-to-suit purchase of the new headquarters of a large local corporation; a construction contract for the new embassy of a foreign government; and an architectural contract for the renovation and restoration of a local landmark government building.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate and 2) Finance
Law School The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1976)
Education Washington University (A.B., 1973)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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