Practice Areas

REAL ESTATE: 

General Ownership Issues

  • Advise commercial property owners on all general ownership issues
  • Vendor agreements
  • Landlord waivers of rights demanded by lenders for tenants
  • License agreements
  • Right to enter and license agreements
  • Telecommunication site agreements
  • Indemnity and insurance agreements
  • Reciprocal easement agreements

Commercial Leases

  • Prepare and review new commercial leases
  • Prepare form commercial leases
  • Prepare and review lease comments
  • Draft amendments to leases
  • Assignment and assumption agreements
  • Sublease and assignment agreements
  • Review requests for assignment and subletting
  • Landlord’s consents to assignments
  • Landlord’s consents to subleases
  • UCC-1 liens
  • Security agreements on fixtures, furnishings and equipment
  • Termination of lease agreements
  • Temporary seasonal lease agreements
  • Tenant improvement work letters

Commercial Brokerage

  • Brokerage agreements
  • Property management agreements
  • Transaction disputes

Litigation / Dispute Resolution

  • Breach of lease / guaranty actions
  • Unlawful detainer actions
  • Breach of contract actions
  • Notices to pay or quit
  • Notices to perform lease covenants
  • Disposal of abandoned personal property
  • Abandonment issues
  • Problem tenant issues
  • Operating expense disputes
  • Enforcement of reciprocal easement agreements
  • Disputes on priority re personal property liens
  • Commencement date disputes
  • Substantial completion disputes
  • Brokerage agreement disputes
  • Property management disputes
  • Co-owner rights / remedies

Residential Real Estate Transactions

  • Advising brokers, buyers and sellers
  • Review and tailoring of purchase and sale forms and counter-offers
  • Assistance with disclosure forms and escrow instructions
  • Assistance with minimizing liability issues

Bankruptcy – Creditor Rights

  • Representation of landlord/creditor rights
  • Bankruptcy claims
  • Preferential payment return opposition

CONSTRUCTION:

Document Preparation / Review 

  • Owner/contractor agreements
  • Construction management agreements
  • Subcontracts, change orders
  • Mechanics’ liens / releases
  • Notices of non-responsibility

Litigation / Dispute Resolution

  • Construction defect remedies and defense
  • Owner/contractor/subcontractor disputes
  • Tenant improvement disputes
  • Construction completion issues
  • Mechanics’ lien and stop notice disputes
  • Insurance claims

GENERAL LITIGATION:

  • Pre-litigation analysis, asset searches
  • Prejudgment attachment and collection
  • Injunctive relief
  • Specific performance
  • Business disputes
  • Breach of contract actions
  • Mediations, arbitrations and settlement agreements
  • Stipulations/confessions for judgment
  • Court and jury trials
  • Liens and enforcement of judgments