Critical Elements of Tenant Estoppel Letters

By: Gary M. Kaleita If you are an investor buying a leased property, you are undoubtedly looking to the rental income as the return on your investment, in addition to the appreciation in the value …

Submerged Land Leases

By: Gary M. Kaleita The Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund of the State of Florida (the Board of Trustees) is vested with title to all land lying under navigable waters within …

Do Change of Control Transactions Constitute an Assignment by Operation of Law?

By: Laura Walda & Samantha Duran Commercial landlords often rely on anti-assignment provisions to restrict the ability of tenants to assign their interest in a lease to a third party. Such provisions will often explicitly restrict assignments by “operation of law,” which are generally …

Federal Judge Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium

By: James Walson & Michael Piccolo On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the residential eviction moratorium was unlawful as it was …

COVID’s Lasting Impacts on Commercial Lease Negotiations

By: Shawn Rader The COVID pandemic will have a lasting impact on lease negotiations from this point. Ty West, senior editor of national content at American City Business Journals, published an interesting article on the topic on May 3, in which he makes the …