Commercial Leasing

Leasing is at the core of real estate investment because of its impact on property valuation.  Leasing is also at the core of our real estate practice.  In the office sector, we specialize in representing building owners rather than tenants.  Seyfarth’s real estate attorneys know how important it is to be responsive, so responsiveness is a key part of our culture.  We also know that accuracy cannot be sacrificed for speed.  We maintain quality through technical expertise, systems application and attention to detail.  We know what issues matter most to value creation and avoid needless negotiation over tertiary points.  We stress the important, articulate positions clearly and with respect for the tenant’s desires, have precise language to deal with issues, and turn documents quickly – thereby creating value for our clients. Our team is proficient in:

  • Lease Agreements
  • Lease Amendments
  • Sublease Agreements
  • Brokerage Commission Agreements
  • Asset Management Agreements
  • Subordination, Non-disturbance and Attornment Agreements

Contact us for assistance with your commercial leasing transaction.

Commercial Office Leasing and Asset Management

Chris is a member of Seyfarth’s Atlanta, Georgia office leasing and asset management practice with over thirty years of extensive experience committed to representing both landlords and tenants in office leasing and subleasing transactions.  Seyfarth’s Real Estate Leasing team includes more than 50 attorneys focused on adding value for both landlords and tenants, and helping them address the complex issues facing sophisticated space users and property owners.

Retail Leasing

Seyfarth’s cross-disciplinary Retail Industry Team works with more than 250 international, national and regional retailers, including department stores, membership warehouses, nationwide chains, grocery, drug, dollar and convenience stores, luxury brand stores and online merchants, providing a range of legal services.

Our penetration into the top ranks of the retail industry is significant: in the last two years, we have served more than half of the nation’s top 25 retailers as reported by STORES Media, the publishing group of the National Retail Federation. Our real estate attorneys assist many of the nation’s largest and best-known retailers, shopping center owners and regional mall owners in negotiating leases, purchase and sale agreements, development, construction, financing related to millions of square feet of retail, warehouse and distribution space each year. Many of our attorneys are active members of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and frequently present at national ICSC programs.

Chris has negotiated retail leases in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.

Medical Office Building (MOB) Leases

Chris has assisted owners and operators of medical office buildings, including doctors and physician groups, with leasing and subleasing of medical space.

Industrial Leasing

Chris has represented both landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions for industrial space throughout the southeast, including warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing facilities.

Alternative Energy

Chris has worked with equipment financiers and alternative energy developers in negotiating ground leases for photo-voltaic/solar and wind farms throughout the U.S., including south Georgia, North Carolina, and the mid-west. Securing an effective long-term lease and appropriate property access is an important component of the success of renewable energy production, and the team at Seyfarth assists with due diligence, negotiation, and drafting of the real property agreements necessary for such deals.

Value Driven

Seyfarth’s Real Estate attorneys deliver legal services with a business-oriented approach. A large part of what differentiates Seyfarth from its competitors centers around the firm’s distinctive client service model – SeyfarthLean® – which combines process, people and technology to drive value to our clients. SeyfarthLean creates tangible results, including more consistent, high quality legal services, increased efficiency, improved communication and collaboration, right-sized staffing approaches, transparent pricing, and reduction in overall cost of services. For more information about SeyfarthLean, click here.

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