Wilk Auslander’s leasing group is a well-established and nationally recognized leader in leasing transactions. We represent both landlords and tenants in a broad-based leasing practice, regularly negotiating sophisticated and complex commercial leases in office buildings, shopping centers, industrial buildings and mixed-use projects, including “build to suit” leases, construction contracts and architect’s agreements. Commercial leasing is a highly specialized area of real estate law. Often overlooked, a commercial lease can be one of a company’s most critical (and costly) assets. Unlike most commercial transactions, which end when the contract is signed, the agreement between landlord and tenant is a dynamic, fluid relationship that can last for many years. To maximize value and minimize hidden costs and risk exposure, we negotiate lasting and durable lease documents.
We are pragmatic, practical-minded business lawyers, not just legal technicians. As a trusted advisor, our clients regularly consult us early in the leasing process to assist with legal questions as well as the structure and negotiation of the underlying business deal. Our effectiveness is based on our legal expertise and deep knowledge and understanding of our client’s businesses and the financial and operational impact that leasing decisions can have on our clients’ business operations.
For our landlord clients, we have developed forms over many years of representation, that provide clarity, consistency and uniformity in our leases. For our tenant clients, we have developed comprehensive approaches to real estate portfolio management, including implementing standard form leases, subleases, letters of intent, and requests for proposals, leading to consistency and overall cost-containment.