Negotiating and Drafting Restaurant Leases (2021)

Bruce May
Bruce May | Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

Mr. May has devoted his entire career to all aspects of the law and practice of complex real estate, finance, and commercial transactions throughout the country. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© and Southwest Super Lawyers® in the category of real estate since the inception of both.

On-Demand: November 10, 2021

Negotiating and Drafting Restaurant Leases (2021)
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Program Summary

The program will begin with a discussion of the role of a transactional attorney as a “risk manager” in drafting documents and counseling clients. It will proceed to a discussion of “standard” forms, introduce concepts for perspective and address why the forms have generally worked before and generally failed in the face of COVID-19 and other equally disruptive events. There will follow a review of how courts are resolving the new issues and a critique. Ultimately, the program will identify those provisions in commercial leases, in addition to the Force Majeure clause, that could be modified and how to better and more clearly allocate risk, evolving approaches and lease terms that may represent emerging “best practices” to competently serve the client.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • A larger view of the role of a transactional attorney
  • How “standard” leases worked before and why many have failed in the face of COVID-19 and equally disruptive evens, either present or possible
  • How courts are addressing the issues raised by the current circumstances
  • What provisions in a commercial lease could be modified, in addition to the Force Majeure clause, and how to better and more clearly allocate risk between landlord and tenant, and evolving approaches and lease terms that may represent “best practices” to competently serve the client

Date / Time: November 10, 2021

  • 2:00 pm – 4:10 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Pacific

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Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program "live" in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for "live" CLE credit.

On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 5 business days after the original recording date and are viewable for up to one year.

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Bruce B. May_Jennings Strouss Law Firm_myLawCLEBruce B. May | Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

Mr. May has devoted his entire career to all aspects of the law and practice of complex real estate, finance, and commercial transactions throughout the country. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© and Southwest Super Lawyers® in the category of real estate since the inception of both. Mr. May was elected as a Fellow in The American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) in honor of his state-wide and national accomplishments and is an active member of the Leasing and Acquisition Committees.

Looking to Mr. May’s extensive experience, he has been interviewed, his opinions sought, and comments quoted by prominent newspapers and a syndicated radio program regarding events of national significance affecting the real estate industry.
Mr. May has made several recent presentations about status on commercial leasing, particularly those arising from COVID-19.

Agenda

I. A larger view of the role of transactional attorney | 2:00pm-2:30pm
II. How “standard” leases worked before and why many have failed in the face of COVID-10 and equally disruptive evens, either present or possible | 2:30pm-3:00pm

III. Break | 3:00pm-3:10pm

IV. How courts are addressing the issues raised by the current circumstances | 3:10pm-3:40pm
V. What provisions in a commercial lease could be modified, in addition to the Force Majeure clause, and how to better and more clearly allocate risk between landlord and tenant, and evolving approaches and lease terms that may represent “best practices” to competently serve the client | 3:40pm-4:10pm