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So You Want to Be a Real Estate Agent

During my 26 years practicing real estate law, and with over ten thousand real estate closings under my belt, I have seen my share of real estate agents. Some great. Others, not so much. The great ones, however, all share the same traits, and, in...

Perpetual Leases

Q: If my tenant’s lease contains an automatic renewal clause, does that mean I’m trapped in my lease forever? A: Probably not, but it depends on how the lease is worded. A landlord client came to me with a problem. He was stuck in a lease with...

Attorney Spotlight: Evan D. Rosenberg

This month’s Attorney Spotlight introduces you to Real Estate Practice Group Attorney Evan D. Rosenberg. Mr. Rosenberg represents commercial real estate investors, developers, tenants, and lenders in the facilitation of acquisition, sale, and lease transactions. His practice also includes the negotiation, drafting, and structuring of purchase...

Attorney Spotlight: Hugo V. Alvarez

This month’s Attorney Spotlight introduces you to Business Litigation Practice Group Shareholder Hugo V. Alvarez. Mr. Alvarez has successfully worked on a large volume of cases with significant financial exposure. Fortune 500 companies, prominent real estate developers, municipalities, insurance companies, hotels, financial institutions, condominium/homeowner’s associations and general...

Unlicensed Practice of Law

Q:  As a realtor, how do I know what I’m allowed to do myself, and what I need to hire an attorney to do? A: Real estate professionals often have questions about what might constitute the unlicensed practice of law – commonly known as UPL –...

Everything You Need to Know About Net Leases

The term net lease refers to a contractual agreement where, in addition to rent, a lessee pays a portion or all of the taxes, insurance fees, and maintenance costs for a property. Net leases are commonly used in commercial real estate. In the purest form...