News and Views

  • Coronavirus: Key Issues For Commercial Leases

    The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures being taken in response have raised many questions about the effect on commercial leases. The rapid spread of the virus and increasing scale of governmental response raise implications for the ability of landlords and tenants under office, retail and industrial leases to perform their respective obligations. In light of this rapidly evolving situation, commercial landlords and tenants should assess and understand their rights and obligations under their lease documents, including circumstances under which a party may potentially be excused from its obligations due to COVID-19.

  • Commercial Lease Workouts During The Covid 19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting commercial real estate (CRE) as it continues to wreak havoc in industries throughout the economy. For many years, the primary declining CRE sector has been brick and mortar retail stores. However, the retail sector is no longer suffering alone, as the COVID-19 outbreak is hurting most other CRE sectors: office, hospitality, multi-family, restaurant, personal services, entertainment, and construction.
  • Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason Denies Request For Injunction By Mountainside Fitness

    On June 29, 2020, Governor Ducey entered a follow-up executive order “pausing” the reopening of Arizona. The executive order targeted many specific industries, including gyms. The executive order is an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

  • Did Your Tenant Default On A Commercial Lease Because Of Covid 19?

    Have You Explored Your Available Options?

  • ‘Flatten The Curve’ Bait And Switch?

    Everything ‘flattening the curve’ represented has been abandoned and now thousands have needlessly died, millions are out of work, and cities are burning.
  • Continuous Operation Provisions During The Covid 19 Pandemic

    In a few short months, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the U.S. economy upside-down and has put business owners across the country in peril.

    Exasperated business owners have had enough. They say they need to go back to work to support themselves and their employees.

  • Governor Ducey Extended Arizona's Stay At Home Order Through May 15

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says he is extending his stay-at-home order through May 15, but restaurants could reopen by May 12. Ducey's initial stay-at-home executive order was due to expire at midnight Thursday.
  • COVID-19: New Developments Impacting Commercial Real Estate in Arizona

    This public health crisis has created an unprecedented strain on Arizona’s economy. Governor Doug Ducey is working to keep Arizonans safe and healthy while slowing the spread of COVID-19. He has issued several executive orders. Some of them are aimed at helping to ease the economic burden on Arizona’s businesses and workers.
  • A Message from Wright Law Firm

    We hope that you and your family, friends, and colleagues are staying safe and remaining positive during these trying times. As we all embark upon this new reality, we wanted to check in and see how you are doing, provide you with helpful resources, and assure you that we’re in this together.
  • Arizona Department of Health Recommendations

    Individuals engaging in essential activities who can safely manage their own cloth face coverings should consider wearing non-medical cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms.