Arnall Golden Gregory's Leasing Practice is experienced in all aspects of commercial real estate leasing transactions and related documents, instruments, agreements and issues. The team, comprised of both attorneys and paralegals, is one of four distinct areas of specialization and expertise under the umbrella of AGG’s Real Estate Department. Leasing specialization includes substantial experience in representing landlords, tenants, investors, developers and lenders, in connection with the leasing of office, retail and industrial properties.

The Leasing Practice Team’s services include:

  • Preparation of lease forms for office, retail and industrial properties
  • Assisting national, regional and local retail chain-stores tenants in the review and negotiation in regional mall, power center, and grocery anchored shopping center leases throughout the United States
  • Coordination of retail and corporate client growth strategies, including financing, employment, trademark and licensing with related leasing activities
  • Representation of tenants in the review and negotiation and office leases, ranging from small one-of-a-kind transactions of 10,000 rentable square feet (RSF) or less to anchor or lead tenant multi-building transactions of 100,000 RSF or more
  • Assisting clients in build-to-suit lease and development agreements for office, retail and industrial facilities
  • Representation of shopping center owners, managers and developers in the leasing of in-line, anchor, out-parcel and special retail locations, including theater leases, athletic/health clubs, and restaurants
  • Due diligence review and synopsis of leases in the acquisition, financing and disposition of multiple-tenant properties and/or multiple location businesses
  • Assignment and subletting documentation, including review of underlying leases, and negotiation of leases or purchases of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E)
  • Financing documentation including collateral assignments of lease, landlord waivers or subordinations and consents, leasehold mortgage financing provisions, and lease guaranties
  • Sale/lease-back, ground-leasing and other non-traditional financing mechanisms for the acquisition or development of property
  • Renewal, extension, expansion, right of first refusal and option to purchase documentation
  • Subordination, non-disturbance and attornment documentation
  • Conducting in-house seminars for clients on lease negotiation issues, skills and strategies
  • Due diligence review and synopsis of leases in the acquisition, financing and disposition of multiple-tenant properties and/or multiple location businesses
  • Coordination of legal work on related matters, including for example only architectural and construction contract review and negotiation; asbestos, wetlands, and other environmental issues; land use and zoning matters; and the coordination of such ancillary accounting, financial, engineering, environmental and other professional consulting services
  • Real estate lease litigation, including landlord/tenant disputes, brokerage commission disputes, dispossessory/eviction proceedings and related matter.

Our attorneys are invested in understanding the needs of our clients and the ever-changing dynamics of our industry.  To stay connected, we are members and leaders in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), International Franchise Association (IFA), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and American College of Real Estate Lawyers, as well as real estate-oriented groups within the American Bar Association (ABA) and International Bar Association (IBA).