PRLog - June 22, 2009 - CHICAGO -- Chicago, IL - Mindcrest, Inc., a pioneer and leader in legal outsourcing services has formed a new practice area to handle legal services for all types of real estate transactions. The Global Legal Services Real Estate Due Diligence Group offers legal expertise in a consulting firm environment at very competitive prices. Utilizing both domestic and offshore legal talent, the group provides a variety of labor-intensive services in support of acquisitions, dispositions, refinancing, and lease administration and accounting system conversions.
“The completion of large real estate transactions often is contingent upon quick completion of due diligence and the ultimate success of the deal often rests upon the quality of that work,” said Ganesh Natarajan, Mindcrest’s president and CEO. “With each transaction comes the burden of endless paperwork, short turn-around times, and stressful deadlines, sometimes in a distant geographic environment. Our teams of legal professionals are built to alleviate these burdens and get deals closed.”
Mindcrest’s Real Estate Group is led by two extremely experienced attorneys. Director, Real Estate Services, Christine Brown, J.D., M.B.A., M.P.A., specializes in lease analysis and abstraction, estoppel certificate preparation, and review and financial due diligence. Prior to joining Mindcrest, she led the real estate due diligence practices at Clutch Group, RR Donnelly/OfficeTiger and Duff & Phelps (formerly Standard & Poor’s CVC) and practiced real estate and corporate law for five years in Chicago and India.
Blake Johnson, J.D., is manager of client services and focuses on retail, office and industrial property due diligence. Prior to joining Mindcrest, he held management positions at Clutch Group and RR Donnelley and consulting positions at Duff & Phelps and RSM McGladrey. Mr. Johnson has trained and managed real estate professionals in both India and the Philippines.
“Christine and Blake are outstanding attorneys with years of experience in real estate,” added Natarajan. “We know they will provide enormous value to our clients.”
Mindcrest’s Global Legal Services Real Estate Due Diligence Group provides the following services for some of the largest and best-known real estate companies around the globe:
- Lease abstraction and analysis (into a centralized database) of all property lease types, including retail, office, industrial and medical buildings and cellular transmission sites
- Data conversion to new or updated lease administration or accounting systems
- Tenant reimbursement analysis
- Document preparation and review in connection with estoppel certificates and commencement date letters
For more information, please visit www.mindcrest.com.
Since 2001, Mindcrest has helped law departments and law firms improve the way they serve their clients and do more with less. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of services, including document review and management, contracts management, legal analytics, compliance and legal research. These services are provided by more than 675 attorneys based in Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Mumbai and Pune. Through constant innovation and creative solutions that leverage technology to generate sustainable process improvements, Mindcrest continues to set the standard of excellence in the legal process outsourcing industry.
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Since 2001, Mindcrest has offered a comprehensive portfolio of services, including document review and management, contracts management, legal analytics, compliance and legal research.