Do Change of Control Transactions Constitute an Assignment by Operation of Law? [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • May 20, 2021
  • /   Laura Walda & Samantha Duran
  • /   Commercial Leasing,Blogs,Lowndes Leasing Lawyers,Lowndes Leasing Blog
commercial real estate plaza
Attorneys Laura Walda and Samantha Duran discuss what a lease needs to include if a landlord wants to restrict change of control.

COVID’s Lasting Impacts on Commercial Lease Negotiations [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • May 5, 2021
  • /   Shawn Rader
  • /   Blogs,Commercial Leasing,Lowndes Leasing Blog,Real Estate
leasing contract being signed
Shareholder Shawn Rader discusses the lasting impacts that COVID-19 is expected to have on commercial lease negotiations.

Laura Walda Named to Orlando Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Class of 2021


  • March 25, 2021
  • /   
  • /   News,Commercial Leasing,Real Estate,Press Releases,Media Coverage
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Laura Walda has been named to the Orlando Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Class of 2021. The annual awards program honors the local business community's best and brightest young executives.

Hillsborough County Commercial Lease Sales Tax Rate Reduced by Recent Florida Supreme Court Decision [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • March 24, 2021
  • /   Matthew R. O'Kane & Samantha Duran
  • /   Lowndes Leasing Blog,Lowndes Leasing Lawyers,Blogs,Commercial Leasing
business report with calculator
Shareholder Matt O'Kane and Associate Samantha Duran discuss how the recent Florida Supreme Court decision that the Hillsborough County 1% transportation sales surtax is unconstitutional affects commercial landlords and property managers.

COVID-19-Related Lease Modifications Raise New Issues of Liability for Unpaid Rent [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • March 18, 2021
  • /   Daniel McIntosh & Samantha Duran
  • /   Blogs,Lowndes Leasing Blog,Lowndes Leasing Lawyers,Commercial Leasing
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Shareholder Dan McIntosh and Associate Samantha Duran discuss what landlords need to be aware of when negotiating lease workouts with assignees/subtenants to provide rent relief during COVID-19.

New Decision Shows the Importance of Strongly Drafted Force Majeure Provisions [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • February 25, 2021
  • /   Quino Martinez & Samantha Duran
  • /   Commercial Leasing,Blogs,Lowndes Leasing Blog,Lowndes Leasing Lawyers
empty strip mall
Shareholder Quino Martinez and Associate Samantha Duran discuss how a recent bankruptcy decision should serve as a cautionary tale to all commercial landlords when drafting a lease.

What Landlords Need to Know about Acceleration of Rental Provisions [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • February 11, 2021
  • /   Shawn Rader
  • /   Blogs,Real Estate,Commercial Leasing,Lowndes Leasing Blog,Lowndes Leasing Lawyers
leasing contract being signed
If properly drafted and the legal requirements are met, an acceleration right is a powerful arrow in the landlord’s quiver.

Issues for Buyers to Address When Allowing Sellers to Remain on Property after Closing [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • January 28, 2021
  • /   Gary Kaleita
  • /   Blogs,Commercial Leasing,Real Estate
house calculator and papers
Lowndes attorney Gary Kaleita discusses potential agreement considerations when developers purchase land parcels and permit the seller to remain on the property after closing.

What Commercial Landlords Need to Know: 2021 COVID Relief Bankruptcy Changes


  • January 28, 2021
  • /   Michael Provenzale
  • /   Articles,Bankruptcy & Restructuring,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Real Estate,Commercial Leasing
office building with no furniture
The COVID relief bill made temporary tweaks to the bankruptcy code, with three affecting landlords and tenant bankruptcies.

Looking Ahead to the Biden Administration – What the Commercial Real Estate Community Needs to Know


  • January 20, 2021
  • /   Quino Martinez & Samantha Duran
  • /   Articles,Commercial Leasing,Real Estate
open sign on door
As the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden has set some ambitious policy goals that will have far-reaching effects on the commercial real estate market.