Honigman’s Leasing Practice Group supports a national client base of landlords and tenants in retail, office, industrial, warehouse and other commercial properties throughout the country. This Group is part of our nationally recognized Real Estate Department, and provides a valuable set of skills that complements our Retail, Multifamily Housing, Office and Industrial practice groups. We have marked familiarity and experience with the real estate market regionally and nationally, and are knowledgeable about trends and new developments that impact our clients’ business.

We draft and negotiate commercial leases related to mixed-use projects, gaming facilities, multifamily and single-family residential developments, office and industrial facilities, health care facilities and retail projects. We are able to utilize our deep knowledge and broad relationships to creatively represent the interests of our clients. Our clients range from nationally known developers, property owners and companies to regional developers and investors.

Our Leasing Practice Group is actively involved regionally and nationally with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and other professional associations in specific market segments. We are frequent lecturers at these professional associations and continuing education forums for industry executives.

Key Areas of Counsel and Service

  • Creation of lease forms
  • Drafting and negotiation of leases, guaranties, amendments, termination agreements, and assignments
  • Lease management
  • Lease compliance
  • Landlord/tenant litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Development of tenant manuals
  • Lease abstracting
  • Drafting of all lease related form documents, including:
    • Letters of intent
    • Early entry agreements
    • License agreements
    • Tenant workletter agreements
    • Insurance requirements
    • Estoppel Certificates
    • Subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements
    • Reciprocal easement agreements and development agreements

Representative Matters

  • Administered lease in the redevelopment of Evergreen Plaza in Evergreen Park, Illinois
  • Administered leases at the contemplated Addison Park development in Chicago
  • Represented BlackEagle Partners, LLC in the lease of five properties located in Illinois since March 2010
  • Administered retail leases at the New City development in Chicago

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