The pre-printed lease form is complex and confusing, and the broker is pressuring you to sign right now – but wait! Before you sign that lease and move in, there are many parts of an office, retail, or other commercial lease that you can and must negotiate with the landlord to increase the odds of success for your business. If you are already in a commercial lease, understanding and protecting your rights as a commercial tenant are even more critical during emergency situations like Covid-19 or economic recession. An experienced business and real estate attorney will help you understand the fine print in typical commercial leases, with emphasis on the lease terms and commercial real estate laws that can help you get through periods financial difficulty or deal with a non-performing landlord. We will also discuss the process of renewing, amending or modifying your lease during an economic down-cycle. Although taught by an experienced business attorney, this class does not constitute legal advice.
Presented by the San Francisco Community Business Law Center.