Tag: Leasing

Negotiating Inclusions and Exclusions from Operating Expenses or Common Area Maintenance (CAM) Costs

By Gary D. Buchman on November 7, 2012
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Most retail leases are so called triple net leases, in which Tenant pays its proportionate share of Insurance, Real Estate... Read More »

Maximizing Percentage Rent: Pointers for Landlords

By on October 25, 2012
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In exchange for creating a retail environment that increases the revenues of a tenant’s store, a landlord often negotiates for... Read More »

Due Diligence – What commercial real estate lenders need to know when reviewing leases that affect their collateral

By Sherin and Lodgen on October 17, 2012
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While larger lending institutions may have experience with sophisticated commercial real estate loan transactions, community or regional lenders often do... Read More »

Be careful (and wordy) in drafting “Prevailing Party” clauses

By Peter Friedenberg on September 26, 2012
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It’s an oft-repeated complaint – the sheer cost of litigating a claim, regardless of its merits, makes it difficult or... Read More »

Legislation Resolves Problems Affecting Commercial Leases Created By 2011 SJC Decision – Bishop v. TES Realty Trust

By Joshua M. Bowman on August 15, 2012
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Marking the successful conclusion of a campaign spearheaded by the ICSC Massachusetts Government Relations Committee, of which Sherin and Lodgen... Read More »

5 Elements to Include in Collateral Assignment of Lease/Landlord’s Waiver

By Gary D. Buchman on June 20, 2012
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Landlords of commercial properties are often asked to sign a collateral assignment of lease and a waiver of the landlord’s... Read More »

Importance of Carefully Drafting Commercial Leases

By Joshua M. Alper on May 16, 2012
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Two recent decisions by the Massachusetts Appeals Court highlight the importance of carefully drafting commercial leases.  In Panagakos v.  Collins,... Read More »

5 Key Issues in Biotech Leasing

By Sherin and Lodgen on April 25, 2012
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While there are commonalities in concerns on the landlord and tenant side in all leases regardless of the use, biotech... Read More »

6 Tips for Retail Tenants: Traps Preventing Lease Transfers

By on April 11, 2012
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Retail tenants entering into long term leases should be aware that tenants’ rights to assign or sublet may prove illusory... Read More »