Our real estate attorneys have expertise in all aspects of leasing -- reviewing and drafting leases, researching zoning and other local requirements, evaluating tax ramifications, and, if necessary, mediating and litigating leasing disputes. They skillfully negotiate lease terms, paying special attention to key provisions such as rental rates, security deposits, build-out duties, construction allowances, renewal options, operating expenses, co-tenancy clauses, rights of assignment and subletting, lease disposition strategies, and rights and remedies upon default. Especially in light of the recent natural disasters and terrorist attacks, our attorneys scrutinize a wide array of property-related documents, including provisions concerning insurance, indemnity, security measures, maintenance, and repair.
For over 100 years, our attorneys have represented both landlords and tenants in a wide array of leasing transactions. They have performed commercial leasing work for major clients across the country, including major commercial and retail clients. Their leasing work has involved:
- Commercial Office
- Ground Leases
- Industrial Property
- Lease Assignments, Extensions, and Terminations
- Lifestyle Centers
- Medical Facilities
- Mixed-Use Properties
- Retail (Landlord and Tenant)
- Self-Storage Leases
Thompson & Knight attorneys counsel and represent landlord clients in addressing and resolving issues such as complicated leasing and retail use provisions, telecommunications licensing, electricity service contracts, vendor service contracts, tax protests, property management contracts, commission agreements, insurance issues, CAM negotiations, rooftop licenses, AIA construction contracts, assignment and subletting arrangements, parking agreements, and other similar matters that are of special concern to commercial landlords.
We put together the right team to handle each specific leasing transaction -- combining specialized legal knowledge with practical skills in getting deals done, without overloading the transaction.