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Leasing real estate is one of the most important decisions that a business makes. A lease ties a company to a location where it can thrive and grow, and, when properly negotiated, reflects business goals, budgets and deadlines.

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s leasing team works collaboratively to assist property owners and tenants with leasing transactions that support businesses in the retail, commercial/industrial, office and government sectors. We have negotiated deals across the United States ranging in difficulty and size from a build-to-suit lease for a medical technology entrepreneur to an industrial lease for one of the largest privately held companies in the country. If a company wants to relocate its headquarters or operations to another state, we have experience fast tracking lease negotiations and advising on state and local tax issues, including realty transfer and property taxes. Our experience includes creating form lease documents and policies related to legal, marketing, management and joint venture issues for REITS and other owners of real estate portfolios who provide space in shopping centers, office buildings and warehouses at multiple locations and/or mixed-use properties including those with a residential component. We also handle leases that arise in complex redevelopment projects, including those that intersect with the transfer of government-owned and/or jointly-held properties to private developers as well as issues involving Superfund sites. Our interdisciplinary approach means that attorneys in different legal fields – finance, tax, land use, environment and natural resources, eminent domain, disability access, litigation, and bankruptcy and restructuring – work together to provide clients with solutions that take into account the variety of challenges that can arise in lease transactions.

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s leasing team has experience advising clients in a variety of industries, including but not limited to:

  • life sciences companies;
  • health care facilities;
  • insurance companies;
  • financial institutions;
  • real estate investment trusts;
  • pension funds;
  • regional and national developers; and
  • retailers.



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