This session will provide a comprehensive introduction to commercial real estate leasing to anyone who is new to the industry and for non-real estate attorneys who would like an introduction to leasing basics. We will review the main issues of the lease from a landlord and tenant perspective, with an emphasis on issue-spotting and negotiation strategies and will also point out issues which are specific to high tech office leasing which predominates the leasing market throughout California.
Often times a transactional commercial real estate client will reach out to the attorney who helped draft their lease with an issue that has arisen from the lease and the question is when and how should that attorney seek assistance from a litigator. This program will provide hypothetical situations from a transactional attorney’s perspective and then discuss those situations
All members of the California State Bar must heed the Rules of Professional Conduct as they represent clients through video conferences, Zoom depositions, online court hearings, and other remote means. Even as courts reopen and attorneys return to the office, remote representation and advocacy will continue to some degree due to their practicalities and efficiencies.