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.
We 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.
Our attorneys also 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.
Representative clients of the Retail Leasing Industry Group include a diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, one of the largest U.S. big box retailers, one of the largest banks in the U.S., national restaurant chains, and institutional shopping center landlords.
Attorneys in this group are also active members in industry associations including Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute.