As a real estate lawyer specialising in the healthcare field, Michael works on surgery relocations, leases for medical practices and surgery development work.
Main areas of practice
He has experience in acquiring and selling development sites, negotiating options, conditional agreements and collaboration agreements as well as acting on general landlord and tenant matters.
Michael has experience in acting for commercial developers and particular expertise in acting on medical centre developments for both the developer and medical practices.
Michael Joined the firm in 2004.
- Member of the Primary Care Premises Forum
- Landlord and Tenant: Dealing with the full range of commercial property transactions including acquisition and disposals of freehold and leasehold property, non-contentious landlord and tenant matters.
- Health and care: His experience includes surgery relocation, developments, leasing and building schemes, and property work for doctors' partnerships including specialist property leasing arrangements relevant to NHS funding.
Residential development: acting for residential developers in the acquisition of sites for development.
Health and care: Acting on a GP led development of a surgery building. Advising from an early stage on the ownership structure and delivery vehicle, purchasing the land, drafting and negotiating the building contract, forms of appointment and warranties, drafting and negotiating the bespoke suite of banking documents, ancillary corporate work and drafting and negotiating the lease back to the practice and third party occupiers.
Acted for a company in purchasing land subject to restrictive covenants for care home development. Negotiated the purchase of the land, the release for value of the restrictive covenant and the attendant planning issues including negotiation of the S106 Agreement.
Secured lending: acting on behalf of client in a complicated refinance of an office building in London with a three week completion deadline with a loan in excess of £30 million. Including negotiation of facility agreement and banking documentation and negotiating the form of Certificate of Title.
Leases and licensed premises: Taking substantial leases of city centre office space for corporate occupiers and expertise in acting on licensed premises.
Michael Ward leads the 'superb' real estate finance team.