Symbiotic relationships between landlords and tenants have never been more important, as property owners court retailers with brands and experiences that drive repeat traffic, and retailers continue to refine the size, quantity, and location of their brick-and-mortar spaces. In this environment, clients want to work with lawyers who enjoy finding a way to arrive at a win-win deal – and we are known in the market for just that.
Our approximately 50 lawyers and seasoned paralegals have decades of experience representing both landlords and tenants through multiple economic cycles and shifting consumer behaviors and preferences. The depth and breadth of the team allows us to be equally well positioned to advise our clients on the most complicated deals and a steady stream of routine deals.
We have seen virtually every type of deal related to leases for space in office towers, shopping centers (including malls and outdoor centers), mixed-use projects, street and urban locations, major metropolitan airports, major entertainment complexes, and standalone facilities, coast to coast, and which provisions tend to become sticking points for both sides. We know “what’s market” (and often “make market”).
Our clients rely on us for cutting-edge, efficient, pragmatic representation, leveraging established procedures and processes and our team of highly trained and dedicated paralegals who, with the assistance and supervision of attorneys, assist in the drafting and negotiation of leases. In addition, we enjoy contacts with lawyers within every jurisdiction in which we work across the country, thereby enabling us to keep apprised of local and state decisions, laws, regulations and customs.
Our retail leasing lawyers draw upon the experience of their colleagues in other specialties within real estate and other practice areas, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, tax, environmental, labor and employment, litigation, land use, and intellectual property, when appropriate, to help our clients navigate most challenges that arise in connection with their property or business.
In addition to providing legal advice, we monitor industry trends and provide our perspective through our blog, the Retail Law Advisor, and our active involvement in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) – including holding leadership positions in planning committees for major ICSC conferences.
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