5 Pitfalls to Avoid in a Commercial Lease Negotiation

Courts interpret commercial leases very differently than residential leases. Tenants in residential leases receive protections of local ordinances and consumer protection laws. There is often an assumption in commercial leases that both parties are on equal footing or have a certain level of sophistication in negotiating lease terms. Commercial leases are therefore interpreted more strictly. […]
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What Small Business Owners Must Know about Business Interruption Insurance

The closure of many businesses across the country has placed severe pressure on the livelihood of small business owners. Businesses that were deemed “non-essential” such as real estate brokerages, certain retail stores, child day-care centers, and many more continue to feel the impact of the shutdown. The lost revenue has caused business owners to review […]
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How Safe is Your Property from a Code Enforcement Action?

Real estate developers who acquire deteriorated properties in Philadelphia are at risk of code enforcement lawsuits. Developers perform the important work of transforming underperforming buildings into productive assets. These properties are often over a hundred years old making it difficult to comply with city code requirements.    I have represented investors who were hit with […]
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