Commercial Landlord-Tenant

We represent commercial property owners and tenants in all transactions and disputes that impact their business.

Our Commercial Landlord-Tenant practice is a leader in this diverse industry. Each of our offices fields a team of seasoned lawyers dedicated to meeting the legal needs of landlords and tenants, with individualized strategies and solutions that resolve the problems they face.

Clients rely on the creativity and tenacity that our practitioners bring to the table. We understand the business as well as the legal needs of our landlord and tenant clients, and we strive to address them in both strategy and execution. Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP clients count on us for comprehensive, nationwide transactional assistance, whether for help in drafting a new lease for an anchor tenant or negotiating an amendment to an existing lease. Having successfully handled thousands of landlord-tenant related disputes of all sizes, our litigators can readily anticipate any legal issues that might arise. Sensitive to the inherent frustrations and economic realities of litigation, our trial lawyers seek to deliver outcomes that advance our clients’ interests.

In representing clients in all stages of land development—from land acquisition due diligence through final project approval and construction—we regularly guide them through the maze of complex local, regional, and state zoning and land use project approvals that may be required for industrial, commercial, residential, or mixed-use land developments.

We also have extensive experience in real property taxation matters and regularly represent clients contesting real estate tax assessments, choosing between a C corporation, S corporation, partnership, or limited liability upon acquiring a new property and dealing with organizational, operational, and financing issues. Drawing on our knowledge and experience, we work to efficiently and effectively maximize client value by minimizing their exposure to tax liability. 

Our Clients

  • Commercial property owners, including Fortune 500 companies, publicly traded REITs, major regional and national developers, large shopping centers, and restaurant chains
  • Commercial tenants
  • Developers of industrial, commercial, residential, and mixed-use land developments

Our Services

  • Evictions
  • Collections
  • Lease negotiations and drafting
  • CAM disputes
  • Enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants
  • Contesting real estate tax assessments
  • Enforcement of guarantees