Anthony J. Vizzoni, Esq.
Anthony J. Vizzoni is a partner in the firm and focuses his practice on real estate, construction and transactional matters.Prior to joining Becker, Mr. Vizzoni served for over 10 years as Corporate Counsel and Senior V.P. of Business Development to The Vizzoni Group, a well-respected real estate development firm. In that capacity, Mr. Vizzoni gained vast legal, operational and business experience in all aspects of real estate investment, real estate financing, real estate development, and construction. Mr. Vizzoni oversaw the legal, operational and business development areas for the company attributing to the company’s successful development of thousands of detached and attached homes as well as office buildings, warehouse facilities, banquet centers, and restaurants. At Becker, Mr. Vizzoni combines this vast practical experience to benefit the firm’s real estate and construction related clients.
Mr. Vizzoni regularly represents clients in the purchase and sale of all types of commercial real estate properties. His representation of clients purchasing real estate assets typically includes due diligence oversight with respect to approvals, financing, environmental, title, tenancies, and other matters usually assessed during due diligence activities. Mr. Vizzoni also specializes in representing real estate developers and commercial property owners in secured and unsecured financing transactions. He counsels his developer clients in various aspects of real estate development and construction activities, typically being involved from initial acquisition of a project right through to project completion. In addition, Mr. Vizzoni represents real estate lenders in real estate financing with an emphasis on secured project-based financing.
Mr. Vizzoni represents both landlords and tenants in commercial real estate settings inclusive of traditional office uses, hospitality centers, warehouse facilities, retail spaces, and multi-family markets. He has negotiated millions of dollars of lease volume and has experiences in unique settings such as negotiation of telecom and other utility leases and negotiating with governmental agencies, such as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
With his diverse and unique real estate and business background, Mr. Vizzoni is well equipped to represent clients in both distressed real estate workouts and distressed business situations. He has successfully negotiated millions of dollars of distressed loans in workouts in a host of diverse businesses. On the real estate workouts, he has assisted his clients in the repositioning of distressed real estate properties so as to provide an exit strategy to lenders while salvaging the real estate asset for his clients. His real estate workouts have included negotiations on behalf of the owners of office buildings, apartment complexes, industrial complexes, partially completed subdivisions, hotels/motels, and raw unimproved land.
In addition to working with the firm’s litigation and bankruptcy practice groups on distressed real estate matters, Mr. Vizzoni interacts with the litigation practice group on matters concerning disputes over title infringements and related issues, minority/majority shareholder disputes, which may involve real estate holdings, construction defects related matters, environmental litigation, homeowner warranty matters, contractor and subcontractor disputes, and land use law litigation. Mr. Vizzoni’s unique background and depth of hands-on knowledge of the construction industry helps introduce a practical approach to any litigation matter concerning construction disputes or related matters.
Mr. Vizzoni also possesses significant experience in dealing with various local, State and county agencies associated with the real estate developmental process and licensing, including New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing, New Jersey Consumer Affairs, and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
In addition to being a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group and Construction Practice Group, Mr. Vizzoni is also a member of the firm’s Business Services Practice Group. Mr. Vizzoni has authored several articles on various topics inclusive of general real estate, commercial tenancies, financing matters, and distressed loans.
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