Commercial Landlord-Tenant

Shumaker has a team of seasoned attorneys in each of its offices who specialize in commercial landlord-tenant matters.  We help landlords and tenants large and small resolve the problems they face in their respective industries.  At Shumaker, our attorneys bring years of experience to each matter and understand that landlords and tenants have unique circumstances and goals requiring individualized attention.  Shumaker’s attorneys understand the business as well as the legal needs of our landlord and tenant clients and continually strive to assure both are addressed in strategy and execution.

Shumaker’s commercial landlord-tenant practice has the size and depth to represent commercial property owners and tenants in every type of transaction and dispute that impacts their business.

Lease Negotiation and Drafting

Whether drafting a new lease for a new anchor tenant or negotiating an amendment to an existing lease, Shumaker’s real estate practice combines comprehensive, nationwide transactional assistance.  Shumaker attorneys recognize that deals must be done efficiently and on time.  Publicly traded REITs and Fortune 500 companies, major regional and national developers, large shopping centers and restaurant chains all rely on the creativity and efficiency that our firm brings to the table.

Landlord Tenant Disputes

The breadth and depth of our commercial landlord-tenant litigation practice has positioned Shumaker as an industry leader.  Having successfully handled thousands of landlord-tenant related disputes, Shumaker’s commercial litigation group is able to draw upon an unparalleled depth of experience to handle both large and small commercial landlord-tenant matters effectively and efficiently.  Our attorneys are able to anticipate the myriad of legal issues that can arise enabling us to give timely, effective and practical advice to our clients.  Our trial lawyers understand that the litigation process is often frustrating to our clients and are particularly sensitive to the economic realities of litigation.  At Shumaker, our commercial landlord-tenant litigation group understands business and dispenses practical advice that advances our clients’ interests.

Zoning and Land Use

Shumaker represents clients in all stages of land development, from land acquisition due diligence through final project approval and construction.  Our lawyers possess the experience and knowledge to help clients navigate through the maze of local, regional and state approvals that may be required for industrial, commercial, residential, and mixed use land developments.


Shumaker’s tax lawyers use their knowledge and experience to craft practical, creative solutions to tax issues faced by our landlord clients.  We have a “can do” attitude that focuses on solving tax problems rather than creating them.  Whether it be developing the most effective strategy to contest real estate tax assessments, choosing between a C corporation, S corporation, partnership or limited liability upon acquiring a new property, or dealing with organizational, operational and financing issues, Shumaker’s tax lawyers work to efficiently and effectively maximize client value by minimizing exposure to tax liability.