St. Louis Commercial Landlord – Tenant Legal Services

Commercial real estate leasing can be a lucrative investment for Landlords and Property Managers, and a key factor in the success of Tenant business operations. The laws governing the acquisition and renting of commercial property are complex, and the array of negotiating points and strategies can be overwhelming.

As a St. Louis Commercial Landlord-Tenant Attorney, I represent both Landlords and Tenants in commercial leasing matters, and am committed to helping you preserve your legal rights and to negotiating the most favorable written agreement on your behalf.

Commercial Landlord Legal Services

Commercial Landlords and Property Managers have an enormous financial stake in keeping their commercial properties cash-flowing, well-maintained and litigation-free. Call on me to assist you by:

  • Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Leases
  • Re-Negotating Commercial Leases
  • Updating Commercial Leases to Ensure Enforceability
  • Advising You on How to Avoid Costly Lawsuits with Tenants and Contractors
  • Advising You on How to Maintain Good Tenant Relations
  • Advising You on How to Properly Handle Security Deposits
  • Advising You on How to Properly Approach and Account for Repairs
  • Helping You Purchase Additional Rental Property via Listings, Foreclosures, 1031 Exchanges, etc.
  • Negotiating Contractor Agreements and Construction Agreements
  • Advising You Regarding Property Asset Management and Commercial Real Estate Sales

If you are a Landlord or Property Manager who owns or manages commercial real estate, you want to protect your investment. If you need legal advice regarding matters of importance to Landlords, please do not hesitate to contact me directly if I can be of any help to you.

Please see my Real Estate and Business Law pages for additional information and services, including reduced fee monthly retainer legal services for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Commercial Tenant Legal Services

Commercial Tenants need and deserve legal protection. Your Landlord has used a lawyer to draft the commercial lease and provide advice on everything from construction or acquisition of the building to the Landlord’s policies on dealing with security deposits and evictions.

Unlike in the area of residential Landlord-Tenant law, most states do not afford Commercial Tenants much protection by statute. I have represented a number of small business owners just like you, who want to succeed and who deserve legal advice regarding:

  • Negotiating Commercial Lease Terms such as:
    • Price
    • Late Payment Penalties
    • Default Consequences such as Eviction and Landlord’s Duty to Re-Rent and Mitigate
    • Common Area Charges (CAM)
    • Security Deposit Return
  • Redesign of Commercial Space
  • Re-Negotiating Commercial Leases
  • Landlord’s Failure to Maintain the Property
  • Purchasing the Building You are Currently Renting

If you are a Commercial Tenant, it is best to engage a lawyer prior to signing a commercial lease. If you need advice regarding these or other matters, please do not hesitate to contact me directly if I can be of any help.

Please see my Real Estate and Business Law pages for additional information and services, including reduced fee monthly retainer legal services for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Contact us today by clicking here, or by calling us directly at 314.862.2237.

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