CLE Course Details

What You Need to Know about Negotiating Retail and Restaurant Leases

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  • Description

    Smaller tenants are at a distinct disadvantage when dealing with landlords and complaints issues more often than not backfire, both for the tenant and the attorney. This CLE program will provide a thorough strategic analysis of leases and their forms to highlight the legal and business provisions which have the greatest impact on retail and restaurant tenants. The course will cover the definition of and use of premises, abatements, escalations, assignment and sublet clauses, issues of zoning and permits, co-tenancy and other terms and security.

    The objective of this CLE program is to discuss strategic analysis of the lease form and isolate those very significant legal and business provisions which have the greatest impact on the retail and restaurant tenant.

    Topics include:

    • Definition of Premises
    • Use
    • Landlord’s work letter/abatements
    • Escalations
    • Assignment and sublet—exit strategies
    • Special Zoning and Permits Issues (liquor licenses)
    • The Shopping Center Dictionary—co-tenancy—go-dark-CAM charges, radius clauses and the like
    • Restaurant operations issues (odors, grease traps and the like)
    • Security/Guaranties—esp. good guy guaranties
  • Instructor Bio

    Jeffrey Margolis

    Mr. Margolis' unique dual practice has concentrated on representation of major domestic and foreign clients with respect to a wide variety of sophisticated Real Estate transactions. Further, Mr. Margolis has often counseled major law firms, information technology companies, foreign investors and multi-national corporations with respect to Immigration and Consular Law. He has shared his expertise in these two areas by frequently lecturing before bar and trade groups as well as authoring publishing cutting edge articles. Margolis has received the "Av" (highest) rating as to professional skills from the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.

    Drawing upon experience gained at the New York firms of Whitman & Ransom and Marshall, Bratter, Mr. Margolis opened his own law firm in mid-town Manhattan on February 1, 1982.