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Whether you’re a landlord or tenant, a property owner or an end-user, chances are that you have encountered lease agreements.

Walter | Haverfield real estate attorneys, working in conjunction with our diverse teams of tax attorneys and litigators, have been helping clients in a wide array of industries navigate the complexities and controversies that are common to commercial leases. Our experience includes work with retail outlets and shopping centers; industrial facilities and warehouse operations; residential communities; office complexes; tax credit transactions; and so much more.

We understand the challenges that can arise in every phase of the leasing process—from preparation to negotiation to execution and, when necessary, litigation. Thanks to the support of our tax attorneys, we can also provide counseling relative to the federal tax impact on a lease transaction. We additionally understand the ramifications and risks of financing leases, including our experience with sale-leaseback transactions and ground leases, to name just a few.

We represent landlords, as well as tenants, working to leverage our clients’ options while minimizing their liability under the lease terms.



Our team’s experience includes:

  • Representation of a publicly traded company in the acquisition, disposition and lease of facilities, plants, and offices nationwide.
  • Representation of a publicly traded secondary educational institution in long term lease agreements located in Class A office buildings nationwide.
  • Representation of a national banking institution in long term lease agreements for retail branches and office space nationwide.
  • Representation of both publicly-held developers and private developers in retail leasing matters, including anchor/big box tenant leases, in-line tenant leases, ground leases, relocation and expansion agreements and lease assignments.
  • Representation of a private developer in the leasing and redevelopment of regional shopping centers.
  • Representation of both landlords and tenants in the leasing of retail space, office space, warehouses and industrial parks.
  • Representation of NYSE-listed REIT in various retail leasing matters, including anchor tenant, in-line, and ground leases.
  • Drafting and negotiating leases for a wide range of retail and office tenants, including major big-box retailers; corporate regional offices; in-line and out-lot ground leases and local retailers.
  • Preparation of comprehensive form retail lease for developer of multi-use properties.
  • Preparation of comprehensive form leases which comply with applicable Historic and New Markets tax credit regulations and rules.