Our Philosophy

Appel & Henick LLP conducts a diverse law practice in all areas of real estate investor and developer representation and in the representation of non-real estate businesses in their real estate and facilities needs. For investor and developer clients, Appel & Henick LLP has successfully closed transactions involving office, retail, industrial and residential properties in all phases of the ownership and development cycle. Appel & Henick LLP also represents office, retail and industrial tenants in connection with their leases, design services agreements and construction contracts. Appel & Henick LLP guides its non-real estate clients through the variety of issues and agreements pertaining to their facilities acquisition, design, construction and management.

Practical Business-Oriented Lawyers 

We are noted for the business orientation of our attorneys as well as for their extensive legal experience and training. We place a strong emphasis on the importance of “understanding the business deal” and on respecting the connection between the legal work to be performed and our clients’ business needs and priorities. The result is a deeper understanding of our clients’ businesses and of the perspective of our clients and their other consultants and team members.

Proactive Representation

We emphasize proactive representation and follow-through. Our attorneys take responsibility for moving matters along, and focus on acting with a plan, rather than just reacting. Clients also benefit from the perspective gained by our attorneys from the substantial volume of deals we handle.

Team-Oriented Approach

We approach the representation of our clients as a team. We have the capacity to staff up for large matters, but our bias is toward a lean operation staffed by sophisticated, experienced attorneys. Since each attorney has the training and experience to handle complicated transactions on his or her own, we have the flexibility to assign one attorney to a matter or to assemble a formidable team for larger, more complicated transactions. In this way, we balance our emphasis on efficient representation with our consistent, top-quality service and representation. The entire Appel Henick team meets regularly to discuss pending transactions, so that each team member (and the firm’s clients) benefit from the experience and ideas of the group.

Diverse Clientele and Substantial Deal Volume

The success of our philosophy and approach is evidenced by our impressive and diverse roster of clients (which range from publicly traded companies and international investors, to entrepreneurial investors and developers and local, regional and national tenants) and from the disproportionately large deal volume we handle annually.

Community Involvement

We believe that our responsibilities go beyond providing quality service to our clients and that we also have a responsibility in the community at large. Our attorneys participate in industry trade groups and are involved in a variety of community activities, including meaningful involvement in civic and charitable organizations, coaching youth sports, and providing financial support for worthwhile causes.