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Drafting Small Commercial Real Estate Leases

Total Credits: 1 including 1 CLE

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Real Estate
David C. Camp
Original Program Date:
May 21, 2024
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In small space leases, tenants are much more sensitive to the cost or reviewing and negotiating lengthy leases.  Also, use restrictions in lengthier leases can unduly restrict a tenant’s ability to use the space to operate their business.  Landlord rights and remedies in “short “form” leases tend to leave tenants with little flexibility and few remedies for landlord breaches.  At the same time, landlords fear the instability and costs associated with small tenants. This program will provide you a real-world guide to reviewing a small commercial lease, including economics, use restrictions, subleasing, and remedies. 


•    Red flags in “short form” leases for small tenants
•    Ensuring “use” restrictions allow tenant to operate its business
•    Common area maintenance, taxes, insurance, fees and penalties 
•    Scope of landlord services to tenant – and landlord remedies 
•    Exit issues – “go dark” provisions, subletting, tail liability 



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Senn Visciano Canges, PC,

David C. Camp is a partner in the Denver office of Senn Visciano Canges, PC, where he represents clients in all aspects of real estate transactions.  He has extensive experience in leasing, development, construction, financing and ownership issues.  He also has substantial experience in commercial finance matters, most frequently corporate and real estate financing, including mezzanine loans, construction loans, and traditional loan matters.