Tag Archives: LEASES

FASB clarifies aspects of new leases standard

By Amy Leisinger, J.D. The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued an Accounting Standards Update to address concerns raised by stakeholders in the transitional period leading up to implementation of FASB’s new leases standard. The ASU aligns the guidance for … Continue reading

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Florida’s Enforceability of Waivers of Defenses by Guarantors of Leases Protects Commercial Property Owners

By:  Oscar R. Rivera and Emily Troesch For commercial real estate landlords, guaranty agreements requiring the principal owners of small businesses to personally guaranty the obligations of the corporate tenant are standard operating procedure. In addition, commercial landlords oftentimes also … Continue reading

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Tips for Negotiating Commercial Leases, Avoiding Common Pitfalls

For many businesses, finding the right location at the best possible lease rates and with the best terms is among their most pressing and impactful challenges for the future of the enterprise.  The business location and the costs of leasing … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s Third Circuit (Again) Affirms the Applicability of the Subsequent Purchaser Doctrine to Mineral Leases

While oil and gas company-defendants—and several courts alike—have deemed the applicability of the subsequent purchaser doctrine to mineral leases a settled issue of law, plaintiff-landowners have continued to argue otherwise.  In a unanimous opinion issued July 18, 2018 in Grace … Continue reading

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When Red is the Color of the Season: Commercial Property Leases and Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy filings are skyrocketing as more and more companies are going deep into the red.  For retailers or their landlords holding leases in commercial property, there are special considerations to keep in mind.  This post will provide some basic information … Continue reading

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