Real Estate Counselors, PLLC

Acquisitions & Sales: Some Key Issues for Sellers

When negotiating a commercial purchase agreement there are several key issues a seller may want to consider, including the following: - Due Diligence – Buyers often want a study period to examine the property, but before…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Lending Focus: Insurance Proceeds & Casualty Events

Rebuilding After a Casualty. Recent events such as Hurricane Sandy confirm that commercial properties can incur substantial damage and that insurance claims will follow. When the property is encumbered by a mortgage,…more

| Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Business Focus: Key Issues in Joint Ventures

Introduction. A joint venture (JV) typically consists of an association of two or more people and/or entities with a view to sharing the profit or loss of a business venture in accordance with the JV agreement. Joint ventures…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Why Tenants should require an SNDA or risk some disturbing results.

Introduction. We all know that lease forms are heavily weighted in favor of landlords. Through negotiation, experienced real estate lawyers attempt to lessen the impact on the tenant of some of the more onerous provisions and…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Tenant Leases: Save Time & Money In The Leasing Process

For both Office and Retail Leases, here are some key ways Tenants can save time and money in their lease negotiations: - Right Team: Involve an experienced real estate broker early on in the process. Brokers let you…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Sandwich Shop Leases - Industry-Targeted Retail Leasing Update

Whether you call them Hoagies, Heroes or Grinders, here are some key lease issues that sandwich shops operators need to think about: - Permitted Use: Your permitted use clause limits what you can do in your premises. It…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Corporate Counsel - Hidden Real Estate Traps

The driving force behind mergers and acquisitions typically involves considerations of market share and operational synergy. Parties focus on significant business assets and liabilities, both existing and potential. These…more

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Focus on Landlords - Key Landlord Lease Issues

Landlords want to have a protective lease form, but tenants hate a 70+ page “killer” lease. A shorter lease can help a landlord quickly sign tenants, just make sure it covers key points. Here are some to think about. …more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking,...

Co-Tenancy Complexities

Tenants seek co-tenancy rights while landlords are reluctant to grant them. Tenants often rely on a certain tenant mix of national or regional tenants to be a draw for customers to visit the shopping center. But what happens…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Real...

Professional Tenants - One Lease Does Not Fit All

To provide their clients with more accessibility and convenience, dentists, optometrists, veterinarians and other professionals are gravitating to space in retail settings. Retail landlords typically have only one lease form…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Real Estate...

Restaurant Leasing - A Menu of Issues

Restaurant leasing involves a host of issues not found in any other transaction. Landlord lease forms typically control all aspects of a tenant's operations, while tenants often want complete freedom to change their business to…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Real...

Corporate Counsel Solutions - The Right Team for the Job

Corporate Counsel can efficiently and cost-effectively delegate their commercial real estate transactions to outside counsel. This article touches on key-points of the corporate leasing process and the dynamics that corporate…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Government...

Renewing the Right Way

Even in seemingly straight forward transactions, there are several key points a tenant or company should consider when renewing or extending its lease, and a few "best practices" it should adopt…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Nonprofit Law, Real...

Small Tenant Lease Negotiating

Startups, small tenants and non-profits can successfully negotiate several key leasing issues that materially improves the terms of their office space leases. By Peter Pokorny, Real Estate Counselors, PLLC…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers &...

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