With office space counted as one of the most expensive line items on most business’ balance sheets, it’s tremendously important that you can find real estate attorneys in NYC and have a lease that is fair and not restrictive on your business so that your office space doesn’t unexpectedly cost more than it needs to.
Many professionals have a part in a typical office lease but one of the most important is an attorney. Of paramount importance is having a real estate attorney that is a local expert in commercial real estate.
Local experts in the office market are important because they have real time market experience which could mean the difference between a losing a deal at the negotiating table and negotiation a win-win lease with the landlord.
Why go local? Because what is standard in New Jersey or Connecticut might not be typical in New York City and what is standard in New York City might be seen as outrageous in other parts of the country. For example, Good Guy Guarantees have become standard practice in New York City and an attorney not familiar with this may belabor this issue in lieu of more important and pressing negotiation points.
Despite any negative thoughts or experiences you might have had with lawyers in the past, they do have your best interest in mind at all times. By law, they have to or they could face disbarment. If anyone knows the law and is going to follow it, it’s going to be a lawyer.
When reviewing your lease a real estate attorney will review the fine details of the lease, strike anything that is out of line with standard practice, add clauses in your favor, and point out anything that could become a problem for you in the future.
You lose all leverage and negotiating power once you sign your lease. By finding the best possible real estate attorney you can rest easy that you’re not locked into a long-term deal that isn’t in your favor. A scenario that might be needed down the road to ensure the health of your business.
Real Estate Attorneys in NYC
Here are the real estate attorneys in NYC that we recommend.
Larry Haber- Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP
Larry is the managing partner of the Commercial Real Estate Department of AGMB, in addition to serving as the Chief Executive Office of Colgate Real Estate Advisors LLC.
Combining decades of commercial real estate ownership with a professional background in law, accounting, commercial brokerage, property management, planning and development, Larry and his team can be the difference in helping their clients navigate the challenging times that may lie ahead in their business.
Jonathan Bright – Wilk Auslander
Jonathan is a commercial real estate attorney with broad experience and a strong emphasis on commercial leasing his specialties include office leasing representing owners and tenants in New York City and throughout the United States.
Linda M. Herlihy – Riker Danzig Sherer Hyland Perretti, LLP
Linda has significant experience in complex commercial and residential real estate transactions and all aspects of land use and development matters before municipal, county and state boards and agencies.
Robert Weinberger – Robert Weinberger Law PLLC
Bobby is an entrepreneurial lawyer with a bi-coastal law practice. He represents clients in corporate and transactional affairs in New York City & Los Angeles.
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