Contrary to what many small business owners believe, the terms of a commercial lease can be negotiated to suit their particular circumstances. It is critical to start negotiation before an offer to lease is signed and retain a lawyer who is knowledgeable about commercial leases. I regularly advise business clients on commercial leases and negotiate with landlords or property managers. Also, i draft commercial leases for my clients.
Purchase, sale and re-finance of real estate
I represent individuals, business owners and banks in purchase and sale of residential, agricultural and commercial real estate.
It is generally advisable to engage a lawyer before removing all "subject to" clauses or conditions. Once they are removed, the contract of purchase and sale is firm and the purchaser will not be able to get out of it without serious financial repercussions. I offer purchaser-clients to review the contract of purchase and sale, review encumbrances registered on title.
Also, I review and provide advice on condominium bylaws and condominium documents.