Our Commercial Leasing attorneys engage in a wide variety of commercial leasing matters—for companies large and small—including the review, drafting and negotiation of all types of leases including industrial, retail, commercial and office, as well as ground and other triple net leases. Whether a client is a landlord or a tenant, Phillips Lytle has the experience and expertise to identify critical commercial lease issues and promptly and cost-effectively bring the matter to a successful conclusion.
Our team’s in-depth knowledge and understanding of commercial leasing law allows them to adapt to the unique needs of our clients as they work through the various steps of a leasing transaction.
The Commercial Leasing attorneys at Phillips Lytle provide legal counsel beyond the drafting and negotiation of a commercial lease. The team also provides training and other vital guidance to our clients as needed.
Our attorneys have assisted clients in the establishment of policies and procedures on issues involving the creation of standard forms of leases and lease abstracts, and the establishment of procedures for review and processing of leases. Our advice has included determining insurance coverage, environmental reviews, design, engineering and risk management issues, implementation of real estate tracking software and the establishment of standardized leasing requirements on key issues.
Our team has also trained in-house real estate personnel with respect to administrative matters such as estoppel requests, non-disturbance agreements, storage agreements and temporary licenses. We have worked with in-house construction departments and project managers, as well as outside consultants, with respect to architectural agreements, general contractor and subcontractor agreements, allocation of build-out responsibility, land use and zoning approvals, and overseas fabrication of point-of-purchase and sign fixtures.
We have also provided counsel on commercial lease matters such as landlord and lender consents, and transfers of properties in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions. Environmental due diligence, compliance and remediation programs, and sales of real estate portfolios are among the matters our attorneys have managed and closed. The closing of conventional and IDA-assisted financing to build-out and equip leased space is also within the purview of Phillips Lytle real estate attorneys.