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Answer These Questions Before Your Lease Negotiations

by | July 2, 2020

What does your lease say? What do you want from the lease negotiations? What does your landlord want? What are you willing to give? What is your backup plan? Enlist Help You are not alone – Speak with an attorney to discuss lease negotiation techniques, different commercial lease structures, understanding your terms, lease provisions, lease... View Article

Negotiating Operating Expenses in Commercial Leases

by | August 22, 2019

For many companies, a commercial lease is one of the most critical and high-value contracts into which they’ll ever enter. While the average commercial lease term is between 3 to 5 years, these leases can run up to 10 years, plus extension periods. Unlike most other contracts that a business might sign, a commercial lease... View Article

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Key “Gotchas” From a Commercial Lease Lawyer

by | June 4, 2018

We often get asked to review commercial leases on behalf of our clients.  Here’s a quick summary of the most common “gotchas” in commercial leases from our years of experience as a commercial lease lawyer. Responsibility for Repairs. Who is responsible for fixing what in a commercial lease?  This is often confusing because it can be... View Article

Commercial Lease Assignments vs. Termination

by | November 19, 2008

Commercial leases are typically written to allow for assignment or subletting with the consent of the landlord. Landlords, though, often elect to terminate a lease and draft a new lease with the new business tenant rather than accept the assignment. This is often much better for the business trying to get out of the lease,... View Article