The relationship between landlords and tenants in a commercial building may be regulated not only by the lease agreement, but by local laws. The stakes can be high if there is a dispute.

At Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP, our lawyers represent landlords and tenants in New York City, New Jersey and Denver in a broad range of legal areas, including lease disputes.

Commercial Landlord Concerns

Our attorneys have many decades of experience in all aspects of commercial leasing, including:

  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial leases based on the specific needs and goals of our building owner/manager and tenant clients — with a clear sense of the value of preventing disputes and solidifying our client's position if litigation does arise
  • Filings and follow-through on commercial holdover and eviction proceedings for nonpayment or other causes
  • Sound, in-depth analysis of all types of existing gross and net leases
  • Representation of our clients' positions in negotiations or landlord-tenant litigation over issues such as facility usage, maintenance obligations, security breaches, property alterations, traffic, subleasing and more

Our experience extends to disputes involving all types of commercial property from shopping centers to office and industrial complexes, as well as condominiums and apartment buildings.

Alternatives To Litigation

The cost of litigation can quickly surpass the likely financial gain in a commercial landlord-tenant dispute. Our years of experience in resolving disputes allow us to quickly and correctly analyze issues, risks and exposure. Litigation is always a last resort. We always consider alternative dispute resolution techniques such as negotiation, mediation or arbitration. If litigation is necessary to protect your interests, however, we have a track record of success in the courtroom.

For More Information About Landlord-Tenant Litigation

When landlords and tenants are unable to resolve their disputes directly, it is critical to seek qualified legal counsel promptly in an effort to prevent damage to property, financial interests and business continuity. If you have been involved in a lease dispute, we encourage you to call 917-512-4332 or 866-716-3813 toll free. You can also contact CPS&S online.