Commercial Lease


Commercial Lease Negotiation and Drafting

We have extensive experience assisting clients in negotiating and drafting comprehensive commercial lease agreements. Our clients include new and established businesses, including national and regional developers, small businesses, retailers, restaurants, real estate investment trusts (REIT) and other owners and operators of commercial real estate.

We routinely negotiate, draft and review commercial lease agreements for both landlords and tenants. Our lawyers work closely with clients to make sure that the terms of their commercial leases are tailored to foster their specific business interests. We assist clients in drafting detailed leases that clearly define the rights of the parties and the remedies that will help avoid disputes that commonly lead to litigation. Our firm’s goal is to help clients complete commercial lease transactions in a timely and cost-effective manner.

We have handled numerous commercial lease transactions involving all types of commercial real estate, including:

  • Shopping Centers
  • Multi-tenant and Office Buildings
  • Warehouse and Industrial Facilities
  • Restaurants

We are experienced in negotiating, drafting and reviewing virtually every kind of office, retail and industrial commmercial lease agreement, including, but not limited to:

  • Triple Net Leases
  • Full Service, or Gross Leases
  • Modified Gross Leases
  • Subleases

Our firm also offers counseling in other areas of commercial lease transactions, including:

  • Letters of Intent
  • Assignments
  • Guaranties
  • Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements (SDNA)
  • Environmental Due Diligence Issues

How We Can Help

Many lease transactions have more at stake than a real estate purchase, so drafting the initial lease agreement is critically important. We enjoy applying our commercial real estate knowledge to help you achieve your business objectives. We prepare you with everything you need to know about commercial leases before signing. Let us help you create a commercial lease that protects your rights and interests.

Commercial Lease Ligation

In addition to drafting and negotiating commercial lease contracts and provisions, we offer the following litigation services

  • Breach of Guaranty Claims
  • Claims for Unpaid Rent
  • Claims for Non-Monetary Defaults
  • Commercial Lease Evictions
  • Disputes with Consignors of Property
  • Distress for Rent Proceeedings
  • Litigation
  • Rent Deposit Claims

What Sets Us Apart

There are hundreds of residential and commercial lease forms on the internet, most of which are unnecessarily long and filled with archaic legal jargon. A lease written in concise, plain English is more effective because when reasonable parties understand the contract, they are less likely to argue over what it means.

We understand that the parties reading the contract are the landlord and the tenant, not other lawyers or the court. So we define esoteric lease terminology using everyday words in short, crisp sentences. And because we are cost-conscious real estate attorneys, we incorporate boilerplate language, but only where it actually applies to help achieve our client’s objectives. The end result is a clear, streamlined, tailor-made lease agreement to which the landlord and the tenant can easily reference.

Rest assured that we share a common goal: creating certainty for your business and business relationships. Based on our experience with all types of leases and business clients – ranging from start- ups to multinational corporations, you find in us the right partner to help you plan for the unexpected.

As a client you can further benefit from our association with other lawyers and law firms, should the need for legal advice on a global scale arise.

We’re Different

Being a small, full service law firm located in the Phoenix metropolitan area allows us to offer accessible, efficient and responsive legal counsel. Leveraging a uniquely Southwest approach, we strive to make the complex simple and to communicate clearly. We speak your language.

We prepare you with everything you need to know about commercial leases before signing. Let us help you create a commercial lease that protects your rights and interests.


News & Views

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    What You Should Know Before You Sign A Commercial Lease

    Commercial leases often are not subject to the same consumer protection laws as residential ones, so it is important to understand exactly what you are committing to and to negotiate the best possible terms.
  • Article

    Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Halting Evictions for Small Businesses and Non-Profits

    Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order halting evictions in the state for small businesses and nonprofits that are unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The order also encourages commercial landlords to defer rent payments for small business tenants facing economic hardship due to COVID-19 and consider waiving all fees and interest associated with late payments.


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