M&A Trends: What You Need to Know When Negotiating and Drafting Commercial Leases

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RECORDED: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 1 p.m. (ET)

 

Duration: 1 Hour (45-Minute Presentation / 15-Minute Q&A)

 

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The continued growth in M&A activity brings to light issues that both landlords and tenants of commercial property need to bear in mind when negotiating and drafting leases, most notably the assignment, subletting, and use clauses.

This complimentary webinar will provide suggestions and strategies for negotiating and drafting commercial leases that will anticipate merger, consolidation, and other transfers relating to the ownership of the tenant.  The program is geared to:

  • Property Owners
  • Tenants
  • Lawyers
  • Property Managers
  • Leasing Agents

The speakers will address the issues from both the landlord and tenant's perspectives, review court rulings in the area, and provide guidance in both negotiating and drafting the relevant lease clauses.

 

This 1-Hour Webinar Will:

  • Help the parties and their counsel better negotiate and draft clauses that anticipate events that trigger the assignment and other change-of-control provisions.  
  • Provide guidance on the application of these provisions to different types of uses, including retail.
  • Provide guidance on the application of these provisions to different types of tenant entities, including privately held companies, partnerships, and publicly held companies.
  • Identify lease clauses that are seemingly unrelated to transferability but can impact a tenant’s ability to transfer its lease interests.
  • Assess strategies for allowing tenants to admit new partners and to permit withdrawal of partners in closely held businesses.
  • Examine trends in security deposits, personal guaranties, and other lease collateral and how those trends impact M&A activity.

 

 

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About the Speakers

Sujata Yalamanchili, Esq., Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP

Sujata Yalamanchili is the leader of Hodgson Russ's Real Estate, Finance & Bankruptcy Practice Area. She draws upon her extensive experience in business and commercial real estate development, commercial leasing, and real estate investment and financing to provide business-focused legal advice to help her clients reach their goals. Her experience includes structuring acquisition and development projects for office, distribution, and manufacturing facilities of numerous companies in a variety of industries; advising retail sector developers and operators in development, acquisition, leasing, financing, and 1031 exchange matters; and handling real estate financing matters, including nontraditional sale leaseback and ground-lease matters.

 


 

Michael E. Reyen, Esq., Senior Associate, Hodgson Russ LLP

Michael E. Reyen represents companies, developers, landlords, tenants, financial institutions, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations in a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including the acquisition, financing, and leasing of commercial real estate. In connection with his commercial real estate practice, Michael has counseled clients on state and local tax incentive programs, including with industrial development agencies; telecommunication leasing; 1031 exchange matters; large-scale renewable energy projects; municipal and school district property transactions, and real property tax.

 


 

Speakers’ Contact Information:

Sujata Yalamanchili, Esq., Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP
The Guaranty Building, 140 Pearl Street, Suite 100, Buffalo, NY 14202-4040
syalaman@hodgsonruss.com, Tel: 716.848.1657

 

Michael E. Reyen, Esq., Senior Associate, Hodgson Russ LLP
The Guaranty Building, 140 Pearl Street, Suite 100, Buffalo, NY 14202-4040
mreyen@hodgsonruss.com, Tel: 716.848.1543