Buchalter has a diverse and sophisticated retail leasing practice, representing landlords and tenants nationwide in structuring, drafting, and negotiating complex retail lease transactions.
Our team of practical and experienced retail leasing attorneys is expert at striking the right balance between promoting a client’s business strategy, and proactively managing its risks. Our clients benefit from the synergies between our leasing group and our general real estate, real estate finance, land use, alternative technologies, tax, workout and litigation practice.
Our attorneys handle all aspects of real estate due diligence, including review of title reports, negotiation of title insurance policies, and analysis of ALTA surveys and environmental site assessments.
We also represent clients in all aspects of the leasing process, including the negotiation of letters of intent, leases, work letters, extension agreements and other lease amendments, termination and work out agreements, estoppel certificates, and related documents. We have extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating lease assignment and assumption agreements, signage rights, lease guarantees, subleases, subordination and non-disturbance agreements, and landlord consents. Our attorneys are fully knowledgeable about the wide array of issues that impact successful retail leasing, including use restrictions, signage rights, tenant exclusives, parking and access, reciprocal easement agreements, and operating covenants.
One of the unique strengths of this Industry Group is that the Chair was in-house counsel at a national restaurant company where she conducted due diligence and negotiated space leases, ground leases, purchase and sale agreements, general contractor contracts, access agreements and other real estate and construction contracts for the opening of over 125 new locations. Attorneys in this group are also active members in industry associations including Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute.
Representative clients of the Retail Leasing Industry Group include a national pharmacy chain, major skincare brand, national restaurant chains, shopping center landlords, national bank, and a diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate.