Commercial Leasing & Lending

The firm’s practice includes a significant amount of commercial leasing. Our focus includes Class A office buildings, office parks, “big box” retailers, grocery/supermarket tenants, neighborhood shopping centers, free standing users and industrial properties. Our lawyers provide services for both landlords and tenants for projects in Georgia and throughout the United States which include:

  • Developing form leases and related documentation
  • Drafting and negotiating:
    • Build to suit agreements
    • Ground leases
    • Security documentation, including guaranties and letters of credit
    • Letters of intent
    • Work letters
    • Lease amendments, extensions and terminations
    • Assignments and subleases
    • Subordination, nondisturbance and attornment agreements
    • Waiver and subordination of landlord's liens
    • Workout agreements

 

The Firm’s representation of lenders and borrowers has evolved with the changing financial markets over the years. Our attorneys are also experienced with foreclosures and workouts during market adjustment periods. This involves the negotiation of workout, subordination and forebearance agreements, as well as the coordination and handling of commercial foreclosures. This experience provides a solid basis for preparing commercial loan documents in connection with the general representation of institutional lenders. In addition to representing our ongoing clients with respect to acquisition, development, construction, bridge and permanent financing, we often serve as local counsel at the request of out-of-state borrowers and lenders.