Leasing

The Firm is familiar with all aspects of lease negotiations in the retail, office, industrial, and residential markets. The Firm has represented landlords and tenants, both regionally and nationally, including developers and occupants of shopping centers, retail ‎strip centers, mixed use projects, office buildings, medical buildings, industrial ‎buildings, apartment complexes, hotels, theaters, and sports arenas.

The Firm understands the key issues in lease negotiations, and is sensitive to the bargaining power that the developer, landlord or tenant brings ‎to a transaction. The Firm has knowledge of the intricacies of ground leases and subleases, and of ‎ancillary lease documents such as letters of intent, guaranties, subordination, non-disturbance ‎and attornment agreements, estoppels certificates, and work letters. The Firm provides practical advice to structure and negotiate leases of office, retail, warehouse, distribution, medical or industrial space, including advice regarding build-to-suit, ground lease and sale-leaseback arrangements.

The Firm understands the issues that are important to landlords and tenants in lease negotiations, such as understanding how the property needs to work for the tenant now and in the future, the need for both the landlord and tenant to control costs, future exit strategies (including rights to contract, expand or sell/purchase the property in the future), and protections in the event of construction delays.

Areas of Focus include:

  • Retail
  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Multi-family
  • Subleases/lease assignments
  • Sale-leaseback transactions
  • Build-to-suit arrangements
  • Management agreements
  • Handling lease and landlord-tenant disputes
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