Landlords and tenants engage Goodwin’s Leasing practice for comprehensive legal counsel in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use leasing matters. Clients can face a full range of issues in lease transactions, including tax, ADA and environmental issues, as well as the negotiation of architect and construction contracts and subcontracts. Goodwin’s Leasing practice is broad-based in scope, with specialists who have devoted their careers to representing clients in leasing and related transactions efficiently and cost-effectively. Clients count on Goodwin’s insight into how leasing transactions fit in the broader context of real estate investment and corporate operations. As real estate continues to adopt technology to increase efficiency, our lawyers not only recognize the effects of this evolutionary process, but are equipped to assist clients in order to make this shift as seamless as possible.
The Leasing group recognizes the value of well-drafted and consistent leases in the sale of and investment in real estate and we work closely with our clients, both landlord and tenant, to meet their business objectives. Property owners and tenants look to Goodwin for advice in connection with protecting their interests in mission-critical facilities. Landlords have heightened their focus on enhancing the leasing experience for their clients, while tenants are becoming accustomed to increased connectivity which is creating a sense of community within the building. The implementation of technology platforms are making these changes possible. The Leasing team’s experience encompasses lease transactions involving large office properties, build-to-suit leases, ground leases, air-rights leases, shopping centers and anchor tenant stores, headquarter office buildings, university facilities, mixed-use projects and more. Our lawyers’ dedication to the industry and knowledge of current leasing issues, markets and trends allow for the effective negotiation of resolutions that help clients maintain a strong leasing portfolio.
Goodwin lawyers negotiate on your behalf at all stages of the leasing process, from early planning at the letter of intent stage through work letter negotiations to final document execution and beyond. They work with leasing administrators and asset management personnel to tailor lease forms to the systems and operations for each building. The team also prepares valuable executive lease summaries as well as key date and exclusive use abstracts to help administer the lease while focusing on important dates and the order of superior rights.