Commercial Lease Diligence

January 2015Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy

Lewis Rice associate Jackie M. Burkhardt was recently published in Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy. The article, Commercial Lease Diligence, focuses on the due diligence activities and rationale of counsel to a potential purchaser in an acquisition transaction.

Many merger and acquisition transactions involve leased commercial property as part of the real estate holdings of the selling entity. Attorneys should be ready to advise clients for both the negotiation of the purchase agreement and for the client's use of the property once the transaction has closed. The article examines the necessary steps for the purchaser's counsel with respect to leased commercial property.

To read the full article, click the link above.

Jackie represents both landlords and tenants in negotiating and drafting all types of commercial leases including office, retail, and restaurant spaces. She assists clients in all aspects of the sale and purchase of commercial real estate, including negotiation of purchase and sale agreements and review of environment reports, title policies, and surveys.


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