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Real estate law or Property law is the area of law that governs the various forms of ownership and tenancy in real property (land as distinct from personal or movable possessions) and in personal property, within the common law legal system. In the civil law system, there is a division between movable and immovable property. Immovable property corresponds to real estate or real property, and the associated rights, and obligations thereon.

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Lessons Learned; Hopefully, No Bridges Burned: The Covid-19 Pandemic And Its Impact On Commercial Leasing

Approximately 18 months have passed since the first coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdowns were imposed. Much has changed. In the commercial lease environment, tenants confronted the prospect of paying for space that had no real value for them during the shutdown (at least in their minds). Numerous phone calls were made. “You don’t expect me to continue paying for this space when [...]

Commercial Lease Negotiations – Don’t Forget The Letter Of Intent

When negotiating commercial leases, whether for retail, office, or industrial space, landlords and tenants often want to quickly strike the business deal and move on to the next steps. Those business terms will usually be set out in the agreed upon letter of intent, or “LOI” – essentially, an agreement to enter into a lease agreement. Even though most LOIs [...]

Real estate lawyers are legal professionals who specialize in the legal aspects of buying and selling real estate properties. Lawyers can assist in many transactions associated with the transfer of property.