This course examines the fundamental legal and business building blocks for real estate transactions. It employs a transactional approach, with planning problems and case studies. It examines commercial real estate transactions in the context of governing legal principles and relevant documentation. Students explore the real-world cycle of deciding whether to invest, selecting the ownership entity, resolving legal issues that arise at the contract stage, securing financing, and exploring legal issues that arise post-closing. Topics discussed include the role of the attorney in the transaction, broker participation and responsibilities, issues at the contract stage including marketable title, risk of loss, and disclosure obligations, remedies for breach of contract, covenants of title and the security of title including recording act issues, real estate financing, and foreclosure risks and proceedings.