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Five Ways to Limit Your Liability for Operating Expenses

January 29, 2015    

By Alan M. Cohen, Esq.

Minimize Percentage Rent by Excluding 15 Things from ‘Gross Sales’

December 16, 2014    

By Glenn S. Demby, Esq.

Eight Things You Need to Know About the New Lease Accounting Rules

November 24, 2014    

By Glenn S. Demby, Esq.

Get Nine Protections When Leasing Property for Your Cannabis Business

October 28, 2014    

By Glenn S. Demby, Esq.

Carve Out Flexibility for Fluctuating Space Needs

September 26, 2014    

For many companies, the way in which they staff their offices has changed to follow the trend of outsourcing and allowing employees to telecommute from home offices. And retailers must follow trends as well, such as growing their online presence and sales. For those reasons, office and retail...

Take Eight Actions Before Renewing Your Lease

August 25, 2014    

If the end of your current lease is on the horizon, you may have already started weighing your options. “Negotiations of any sort can be nerve-wracking and intimidating, especially when it comes to negotiating a lease renewal,” says commercial real estate broker and developer Michael...

How to Make a Successful Sublet/Assignment Request

July 31, 2014    

In an uncertain economy, you may want—or need—to exercise your right to assign your lease or sublet your space. While the law varies from state to state, in general, an owner isn’t required to grant its consent to a sublet or assignment of a lease unless the lease specifies...

Negotiate Favorable Reciprocal Attorney’s Fees Clause

June 27, 2014    

Ideally, your lease term for retail or office space will unfold with few hiccups and you’ll be able to do business without any added costs or distractions. But what if there are small disputes here and there between you and the owner that require either or both of you to use an attorney...

Three Strategies for Limiting Your Indemnity Obligation

April 25, 2014    

By Alan M. Cohen, Esq.

Phase in New and Unexpected Operating Expenses and Increases

March 31, 2014    

A new operating expense or a significant increase in a current operating expense might arise after you sign a lease, or after the base year, if you sign a base year lease. It could be an increase that neither you nor the owner expected, such as a big jump in real property taxes. Or the owner...

Take Permit Process into Account When Setting Rent Commencement Date

February 28, 2014    

Setting a rent commencement date may seem like a routine part of commercial lease negotiations. But if that date is conditioned on an event, it could become complicated, especially if that event involves many variables. Owners and tenants commonly agree that rent will begin a specific number of...

Negotiate Guarantor Exit Strategy

January 31, 2014    

If you aren’t as financially strong or experienced as the owner for the space you want to lease would like, you’re not necessarily out of luck. The owner may decide that instead of either taking a substantial risk or passing on an otherwise valuable leasing opportunity, it’s...