Wyatt Bethel is a principal of the firm and a member of its Real Estate & Land Use practice group. He practices primarily in the area of transactional real estate and represents lending institutions, builders and developers in every facet of the sale, acquisition and financing of commercial and residential real estate. Mr. Bethel is skilled in the preparation and negotiation of real estate sales contracts and has extensive experience in land use planning. This has contributed to the successful completion of numerous prominent residential, multi-family and commercial office building projects constructed throughout Northern Virginia.
Mr. Bethel also has experience in the subdivision of land and the related documentation of easements and covenants, and the formation of homeowners associations, as well as the declaration of condominium regimes. His practice also includes representation of banks and business/equity lending institutions in real estate based financing transactions, including the preparation and negotiation of loan commitments and loan documents, loan workouts and restructurings and foreclosures. Mr. Bethel is also skilled in negotiating commercial office leases, assisting in the resolution of title disputes, negotiating custom home construction contracts and organizing and forming limited liability companies, limited partnerships, corporations, and other real estate ownership and investment entities. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bethel was General Counsel to the Van Metre Companies, a Northern Virginia developer and homebuilder.
Mr. Bethel has received an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell for his legal ability and general ethical standards, and was listed among Virginia's Legal Elite in 2010 according to Virginia Business magazine. His inclusion on this list means that he is among those lawyers recognized by his peers as the best in Virginia.
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